I was jokingly calling this outfit my “business casual” outfit the other day although it would never, ever fly in an office environment except maybe a creative startup. (For what it’s worth, I totally could have worn this when I worked at BaubleBar but that was definitely a more creative work environment). I think probably the second best thing (after setting your own hours) about being self-employed is the dress code, or lack thereof. It’s fun being able to wear whatever you like.
(That being said, I always start my day in workout gear. I put my gym clothes on in the morning and I have a silly rule that I can’t change out of them until I’ve gone and exercised! It’s good motivation to get in that workout so that I can shower and change for the day!!) From there I just change into what I want. Having help this summer (I have an assistant with me two days a week. You’ll meet her later) has really helped me make sure I get dressed every day. It’s easy to just stay in those sweatpants!!!)
“Business Casual” Outfit Details:
Blazer (similar here, here, and here) / / Rag & Bone Boy Shorts (also here) / / Marion Parke Sandals / / Hanes x Karla Tee / / White Heart Sunglasses (love this tortoise option here) / / Staud Bag
A word about these shorts. I love them but they run really big for denim shorts. If you buy them, definitely go down a size. Maybe even two sizes. I’m usually a 28 or 29 in jeans depending on the brand. And I would always buy a 30 in shorts so that they weren’t too short. (I live in fear of tiny jean shorts, read my post about that here) I got a 28 in these and they are perfect.
Photography by Trent Bailey.
Haha yeah, I couldn’t see shorts that short flying in an office setting! It’s okay for mine though, everyone dresses casually where I work (I basically only wear leggings). Love the blazer. 🙂
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Haha definitely not. Thanks Charmaine! x
Darling! Love this, lady!
Thank you so much sweet friend! Hope you’re having a great week!
I work in an office with no dress code, if you could only see what I’m wearing today! Pink Nike workout shorts from college and a sleeveless shirt, and dingy flip flops. I think it’s the best part of my job, and doing phone sales! The person on the other end has no idea I look like a slob!
Haha I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing – makes me feel better about some of my workday outfit decisions! x
I looked up these shorts recently when you posted a pic on IG and decided I couldn’t justify the price. But now they are on sale! But I just spent a ton of money on the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale. Too many tough choices (first world problems).
Hahahaha, they are the best denim shorts I’ve found – good cutoffs are SO hard to find! xo
Love this! I could absolutely wear this to my office (publishing in Austin) and I plan to try something similar tomorrow!
aw nice!!! glad you can get away with cut-offs!
Love this blazer! And I agree. I worked at a yoga studio where my business casual was yoga pants and a sweatshirt. It was the dream. I also love your style. Re: the dressing for your body post… you said you don’t feel like you’ve always done of a good job of that, but I disagree! I even looked back at your posts from 2 years ago, and still think you look great. It’s so nice seeing someone who has a similar body type to me on a blog. It helps with outfit ideas. So thanks! Keep them coming. 🙂
Aw thanks Lynn-Holly! Appreciate the encouragement! (And jealous of your work environment!)
That’s a really good way to make sure you work out! I should try that. I always get showered and dressed first thing in the morning, and then I do the silly “but my hair is done…” excuse.
HAHA I’ve done that before, too!