Office Apropos: 8 Outfits to Wear from Work to Weekend

Office Apropos: 8 Outfits to Wear from Work to Weekend

As society slowly adjusts post-lockdown, some of us are already going back to the office and making coffee runs. In between dressing stylishly for team dinners and from the waist up during Zoom calls, we lost the meaning of ‘business casual.’ Workwear has changed through the decades, but luckily for us, it has gotten more flexible and inclusive than ever.

If your workwear staples are looking a little bland lately and you’re getting tired of the usual blazer and slacks combo, this is a perfect time for you to refresh your wardrobe. We created eight outfits that can easily take you from business meetings to cocktails. And even if you can’t get past a more relaxed attire, you can always save these for Fridays at the office.

 

1. Shirt dresses

Shop the Jess Button Up Shirt Dress – Plus, $131.95

Running a bit late? You need an outfit that’s easy to throw on in one go. A simple shirt dress offers style and sophistication with minimal effort, making it the ideal piece for busy ladies. The collar has a business casual appeal, plus you can wear it with either casual or dressy shoes.

Style your shirt dress with a chic crossbody bag, sunglasses, and a watch. You’ll be ready for meetings and lunch dates—sometimes at the same time.

You might like these:

Shop the Isaac Mizrahi Long Sleeves Button Front Shirt Dress, $98.95
Shop the Taylor Tunic Shirt Dress, $105.95
Shop the Apricot Shirt Dress, $115.95

 

2. Keep it buttoned up

Shop the Penelope Plaid Two Button Blazer, $132.95

Contrary to keeping a blazer open for a more casual look, try buttoning it for an elegant vibe. Layer it over a summer top and flared jeans to go for a more fashion-forward look, or start simple with a midi dress paired with a structured tote.

You might like these:

Shop the KAII Vegan Leather Sleeve Two Tone Blazer, $123.95
Shop the Lena Gabrielle Ponte Taupe Snake Printed Blazer, $160.95
Shop the Stripe Easy Longline Blazer, $74.95



3. Floral dress + black bag

Shop the Violet Weekend White/Coral Floral Dress – Plus, $44.99

If your workplace allows casual or relaxed fits, a floral dress is a nice addition to your wardrobe. Consider it a staple for mid-week hangs with your team or Friday drinks. Toughen it up with a black handbag and some chunky jewelry.

You might like these:

Shop the Angela Floral Print Wrap Dress – Petite, $39.99
Shop the Allison Tie Sleeve Short Ruffle Dress, $47.99
Shop the Louis Vuitton Brea GM Epi Shoulder Bag, $2,945.00
Shop the Celine C Chain Shoulder Bag, $3,175.00

 

4. Oversized jacket

Shop the Lena Gabrielle Faux Leather Long Jacket, $193.95

Outerwear is slowly making its way back into our closets once again, so we might as well ease into them via office attire. An oversized jacket or blazer easily elevates any outfit, including workwear. Play with texture and silhouette to create unique looks.

You might like these:

Shop the KAII Draped Collar Trench Coat Jacket, $114.95
Shop the Lulu Linen Jacket, $81.95
Shop the Larissa Linen Jacket, $81.95

 

5. Try a bold print

Shop the Cocomo Brush Stroke Pintuck Popover, $29.95

In defense of basics, we don’t blame those who value comfort over style. However, if you want to spice things up a bit, opt for printed pieces. From classic stripes and florals to bright tie-dye and geometric patterns, there is something for every style. You’d be surprised how a simple upgrade can change the overall vibe of your outfit.

You might like these:

Shop the Cocomo Vintage Floral Popover, $29.95
Shop the Three Quarter Sleeve With Keyhole Top, $39.95
Shop the Adrienne Vittadini 3/4 Sleeve Asymmetrical Trim Blouse, $39.95
Shop the Short Sleeve Blouse With Ruffle Sleeves, $39.95

 

6. Maxi skirt + long sleeves

Shop the Olive Maxi Skirt With Foldover Waistband, $39.95

There’s something very Parisian chic about pairing midi skirts with long sleeve tops. This outfit combination is sweet, modest, and versatile. Besides wearing it to work, you can wear it to brunch, a dinner party, or a date. The key to switching up your look for each occasion lies in the accessories. Don’t be afraid to mix and match dainty jewelry with a statement bag and vice versa.

You might like these:

Shop the Women’s Multicoloured Zebra Wrap Skirt – Curve, $99.29
Shop the DR2 Casual Long Sleeve V Neck Top, $44.95
Shop the Lurex Sharkbite Pullover Sweater, $24.95



7. Straight-leg jeans

    Shop the Peck & Peck Dark Wash Plus Signature Girlfriend 5 Pocket Denim Jean With Selvedge Cuff Jeans, $51.95

    Denim at the office isn’t new, but because of the ever-changing rules of fashion, there are many ways to style it elegantly. A popover top is a classy way to dress up your jeans, but you can elevate it further by wearing low-heel wedges and hoop earrings.

    You might like these:

    Shop the Peck & Peck Dark Wash Signature Girlfriend 5 Pocket Denim Jean With Double Rolled Cuff, $46.95
    Shop the Cocomo Sleeveless Painted Dots Pintuck Popover – Plus, $29.95
    Shop the Zac & Rachel 3 Button Popover Blouse, $44.95
    Shop the Kenta Wedge Sandal, $61.95

     

    8. Jumpsuits

    Shop the Sydney Tie Front Keyhole Jumpsuit – Plus, $69.95

    Dress codes aside, jumpsuits are the perfect one-piece workwear for women who want a no-fuss wardrobe. You throw one on, accessorize with a necklace, bag, and some earrings, and you are good to go. They give that cool girl appeal that works for women of all ages, plus they come in various styles so you are bound to find something to suit your taste. If you don’t own a jumpsuit yet, this could be the right time to get one (or two).

    You might like these:

    Shop the Navy Pleated Waist Cropped Jumpsuit, $135.95
    Shop the Harper Scuba Cropped Jumpsuit – Petite, $39.99
    Shop the Julia Tropical Print Sleeveless Collar Jumpsuit With Tie Waist – Plus, $49.99

     

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