Spring looks for a Business Casual Workplace

Good Morning Friends!Spring-Business-Casual-Looks.jpgI am so super blessed to have an amazing job with an amazing boss. He is so nice, that he lets us wear whatever we want to work. Jeans, fine. T-shirt, fine. Shorts, fine. Yoga Pants, fine. I mean we can wear whatever we want. This is all well and good (and makes for a super comfortable work day) but I almost feel like I am becoming too comfortable. You know the saying “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”? Its not like I am looking for a new place of employment or anything, but I just feel like being able to wear whatever is making me.. sloppy. I am going to try to kick my butt in gear for spring and work towards a more fashion forward workplace look. I have been all over Pinterest and my favorite blogs to try to inspire my new work look. I have rounded up my top 10 Spring looks for a Business Casual Workplace. Check out what is inspiring me:


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How adorable is this simple and chic look from Cute & Little blog?! This look is so easy to recreate with a bold colored knit sweater, simple black & white striped skirt, nude pumps and a statement necklace. Cute & Little also added a fun blush colored bag and blush colored trench coat for the chilly spring mornings!


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Forget the same-old pastels you’ve always gone to.. bold colors are always saying “Spring” to me. J’s Everyday Fashion got it right on the money with this fun outfit. This bright colored pencil skirt paired with a leopard printed silky top is perfection! The simple nude bag and belt add sophistication to the outfit. Are you scared of that lime? Don’t worry! This outfit could work with virtually ANY bright colored pencil skirt like this one or this one!


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I love how Hello, Gorgeous! used layers to create such an easy and fun spring look! The pop of mint in that silky top is so great! I love the grey sweater, dark pants, bold chunky necklace and fun bracelet she used to bring it all together. This is still such a casual look, but some how she makes it just the right amount of sophisticated to work in a “dress down” office or casual Friday at your firm.


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I love the “pattern play” that Extra Petite is doing with this outfit. The button-down gingham shirt goes so seamlessly with her leopard print flats! Its funny how just a simple skinny belt let makes all the difference with this look. She also is rocking the trench coat to stay dry in the spring showers, love!


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I love how Sequins & Stilettos is mixing these two bold colors, yet the outfit does not seem overwhelming! She pairs a simple yellow pencil skirt with a beautiful floral patterned top and matching cardigan. She finished the look with neutral heels and a metallic belt for such an easy to recreate look!


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So, I just found Extra Petite’s blog.. and I’m in love you guys! She is so stinking cute and puts together such fun outfits, I CANT STAND IT! After reading her post, I jumped online and purchased this amazing classic plaid button-down top and fun blue pencil skirt. She paired it with simple nude pumps for such an easy 1-2-3 outfit that is perfect for a casual business meeting or a dress down Friday at a more formal office!


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This is an interesting combo for me. I love a good chambray shirt but have never thought of pairing it with a black blazer and printed skirt before! The chunky black heel and fun red bag really make this look work! This would be great to transition from work to happy hour too!


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Once again, my new favorite Extra Petite kills it with this super easy outfit. She used a loose and flowy black and white polkadot top and high waisted skinny ankle pants as the base, then adding in a navy bag and heels to complete this look. Perfection.


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Can you believe this skirt is less than $30.00?! What a steal. I love this simple menswear inspired button-down and uber chic heels to create a simple and tailored look. She is carrying her neutral trench coat for those rainy days, so smart!


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This is another simple pattern + color = spring combo! I am totally loving how J’s Everyday Fashion  used the mint color from the blouse to build on this outfit. She added a great solid cardigan and straight pencil skirt for the base, then added funky heels, nude bag and a simple necklace to complete the spring forward look.


Take Aways:

First take away is how easy it is to take a few statement items like a Pencil Skirt, Nude Shoe, or Tench Coat and repeat it into multiple different looks! After writing this post, I reflected on how many looks had the same similar “bases”.

Secondly, I love moving away from a pastel only mindset for spring, and introducing some more bold and saturated colors. 

Lastly, Anyone else notice that only two of my looks had flats? I need to suck it up and start breaking out the heels a bit more. Sigh.

Well, thats it for now! Check out my Pinterest FASHION // STYLE board to see more of what I am digging on right now! What did you think about my soon-to-be fashion forward spring looks? Let me know in the comments below.

Until Next Time,

Ashley

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