Lifestyle Magazine

Business Casual Navy Suit

By Unefemme @DejaPseu

Casual navy suit

My version of a navy suit.

As Lisa from ~Privilege says, "business casual is the devil," and I agree. Yes, there's more sartorial freedom than in a strictly corporate environment, but also so many more ways to get it wrong. Especially if one is in management, it's necessary but sometimes tough to achieve that balance between approachable and authoritative. My formula is to try to have at least one piece in an ensemble that nods to traditional business dress; in this case it's the blazer. And then I have fun with the rest.
Business casual with scarf

Blazer: J.Crew, here. I was on the fence about this jacket when I bought it, but it's definitely earned its keep.
Tee (and tank underneath for warmth): both Eileen Fisher, here and here.
Jeans: NYDJ "Jade" Leggings, here.
Boots: Cole Haan, a few years old. Similar.
Scarf: J.Crew, a few years old. Similar.
Watch: MICHAEL Michael Kors, here.
Earrings: kate spade, here.
Bracelet: made for me by Jen of Litany Jewelry Designs.  She uses internationally sourced vintage and antique medals, coins, tassels, semi-precious stones and chains. My bracelet includes Czech glass beads, vintage chains and an antique French coin. I love the mix of edgy chains and sparkle of the beads!
Business Casual Navy Suit

bracelet with Czech glass beads

bracelet with antique French coin

Casual navy suit

Don't know why my hand looks so freakishly large there...

Do you have a go-to formula for dressing for your workplace?
SHOP THE LOOK ~ All original content property of This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.

Back to Featured Articles on Logo Paperblog