Work Style: 2 Looks for a Casual Office

What do you wear to work? I work in an office three days a week (the other two days I work from home). Despite my workplace looking like a pretty traditional corporate office, our dress code is very relaxed. Depending on my schedule, I wear anything from jeans and slip-on sneakers to a dress and boots.

I like having the flexibility to wear what I want, although I do sometimes wish I had more occasions to dress up a little more. However, if given the choice between my current dress code and a place where I had to wear a pencil skirt every day, I'd choose the former. Here are a couple of looks that I would wear (or likely have worn) to work.

{look 1: dressy tee + cardigan + denim skirt + ankle boots}

I wore this to church this weekend but it's also something I would feel comfortable wearing to work. I like the mix of the embellished tee with the casual cardigan and ankle boots. After looking at these photos, I would swap my gray tights for a navy pair, because I feel like I have a lot of colors, albeit neutral ones, going on here. I do love the addition of the burgundy earrings; olive and burgundy is a color combination I really like. 

Olive cardigan: Loft via ThredUp (similar) | navy embellished tee: J.Crew via ThredUp (similar) | denim skirt: J. Crew via ThredUp (similar) | burgundy earrings: Nickel and Suede | brown ankle boots: Arizona, J.C. Penney (similar)

{look 2: dressy tee + moto jacket + jeans + leopard flats}

I love my denim, and I'm glad that I work at a place where I can wear jeans pretty much any day of the week. I do dress up my jeans for work more than I would on the weekend, and I also don't feel comfortable wearing my distressed jeans to the office. With a dressy tee, faux-suede moto, and flats, I would totally wear this casual look to work. 

Faux-suede moto jacket: H&M (similar) | navy embellished tee: J.Crew via ThredUp (similar) | jeans: Gap via ThredUp (similar) | olive earrings: Nickel and Suede | leopard flats: Merona via ThredUp (similar)

This little stud muffin wanted to be in a picture too. Getting him to smile was another story though! 

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  1. We have a lot of leeway at work too. Moreso than when we started. However that means we typically skew more casual and people give me “what job are you applying for” looks when I wear a dress. That being said, it’s pretty great to wear whatever feels comfortable on days when a kid, who shall remain nameless, needs some extra loving in the middle of the night because of some new molars coming in.


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