How do you build and elevate your business casual capsule wardrobe? That’s a great question! This is the topic of today’s blog post.
Actually, the answer is pretty simple. No, you don’t need to hire a personal stylist. You only need a few versatile pieces, which will help you to create thousands of different outfit combinations.
From basic tees and smart blazers, through smart casual pieces, to the best quality pairs of shoes, I’ve rounded up a collection of items that will turn any professional look into a classic look by the end of the working day.
Yes, even during winter seasons, you can still balance your business dress code and your personal style. Do it with the high-quality office wear suggestions below, and add them to your work capsule wardrobe.
BUSINESS CASUAL CAPSULE WARDROBE: WHAT TO WEAR TO THE OFFICE
• Patch Pocket Shirt
No matter the occasion, a classic white shirt is the way to go. You’ll love the perfect fit and the single patch pocket of this one, but you can explore any other options out there. Just make sure you stay true to size, unless it’s summer, and you want to sit under ‘casual attire’ in the dictionary. Or should that read ‘business casual attire’?
• Silk Blend Shirt
There’s something very cool about silk button-down shirts, and it’s how they look expensive even when they are not. Get one in black and pair it with something in white to embody that girl boss energy at the next staff meeting. Also perfect for when you want a casual dress code for business.
• Boxy Silk Shirt
When you want to throw some spice into your casual Friday #OOTD, forget about classy neutral colors. Opt for brighter ones, deep V-necks, and dazzling jewelry. I’m obsessed with this find from & Other Stories, but if you want to experiment a little, there are some pink and green options waiting for you to try.
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• Twist Front Satin Blouse
I bet you will fall in love with this satin blouse as soon as you put it on. Available in a creamy white shade, with a front twist bow and detailed sleeves. It will turn you into the most stylish gal in the office. Sorry, Sue.
• Draped Long Sleeve Blouse
Loosely draped necklines can be pretty particular. However, they look amazing and will level up any simple office outfits you might have planned ahead. Did you know it was that simple? You do now!
• Frilled Silk Blouse
Love making a statement? The frilled detailing at the collar and the upper button placket here will do just that whenever you enter the room.
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• Fitted Velvet Puff Sleeve
Here’s something you can wear to the office and the office’s Christmas party. It’s classy, stylish, and easy to match. You know, velvet feels like a scrumptious chocolate pie. A weird comparison, but you get my point.
• Fitted Sweetheart Neck Top
I’m not someone who jumps to conclusions fast, but if someone tells you white clothes are boring, don’t trust them. And maybe show off this fitted sweetheart neck top. If you don’t feel confident about the bustier-like neckline, tie a scarf around it.
• Slim Fit Merino Wool Turtleneck Top
Turtlenecks are perfect when the A/C in the office is playing games, and you are freezing cold. Plus, they are the best layering piece you can ask for. You can never go wrong with an extra layer during the colder months of the year.
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• Double-Breasted Boxy Blazer
A double-breasted blazer with padded shoulders and duo wide flap jetted pockets is an absolute must-have, so make sure there’s at least one in your wardrobe. Black is classic, timeless, and reliable. So get yourself a black blazer.
• Draped-Sleeve Mélange Wool Blazer
In case you want to strike a balance between modern and timeless, this blazer comes to the rescue. Its single-breasted silhouette and cream fabric are a dream come true. Match with the turtleneck from above and some chunky knee-high boots. Winner.
• Zip-Hem Leggings
Leggings no longer belong exclusively to the gym and Yoga classes. Now they are taking over business meetings, home office task management, and even dinner nights out. Highly recommended when there’s a business casual dress code. If you start with a pair in black, why don’t you choose this one? The concealed zips at the hem will help you adjust the silhouette.
• Tailored Straight-Leg Trousers
These trousers are where form meets function. Am I the only one who doesn’t own a green turtleneck sweater, but thinks they would look fierce with these pants? Not to mention, they are made of a traceable wool blend.
• Tailored High-Waisted Fitted Trousers
We talk about high-waisted skinny jeans/trousers every now and then, but they are back and stronger than ever. That’s all I can say. *Alexa, play ‘Look At Her Now’.*
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• A-Line Midi Skirt
I would understand if you have reservations about the A-line midi skirts. This one is available in lots of different shades though. Read: super easy to mix and match. So make sure it is on your business casual capsule wardrobe checklist. I have it and I love it!!
• Wool Twill Pleated Skirt
This pleated pencil skirt won’t make you a girl scout. It will make you the girl that gets allies on her side. The big black buttons are stunning, aren’t they? A great addition to your smart casual capsule wardrobe.
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• Pointed Kitten Heel Mules
These pointed-toe mules kinda take us back to the 90s, which is a big enough reason to add them to your business capsule ASAP. The kitten heel will have mercy on your feet, while their black color will complement whatever you have on above.
• Round-Toe Chunky Heel
Let me introduce you to the COMFIEST shoes EVER!!! Vivaia’s round-toe chunky heels are literally made for walking. I dare you to find a less than 5-star rating review! It will take some time (if there even is any).
• Perforated Heeled Boots
These perforated heeled boots are simply gorgeous. Elegant, breathable, and super comfy as well! Name something from your casual capsule wardrobe, you’ll be able to wear with them! Not really sure about sweatpants tho, but why not? We are heading into 2023. Fashion doesn’t follow rules anymore. Most of the time…
Sure, the sustainable way is a long way. It’s basically investing in fewer items that show the true meaning of high-quality pieces.
The same applies to your work wardrobe as well. All the great options above are the perfect addition to it when you are looking for new clothes (read: work clothes). The best thing is you can get all of them online. You are a working woman, after all.
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