“Business Casual.”

"Business Casual."
blazer / / shorts / / tee / / sandals / / sunglasses / / bag

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

Rag & Bone Boy Shorts

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.

Marion Parke Sandals Staud Bag "Business Casual." "Business Casual." Staud Bag Staud Bag

Photography by Trent Bailey.

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  1. 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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  2. Jenn Lake says 7.19.18

    Darling! Love this, lady!

  3. Katie says 7.19.18

    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!

    • grace at the stripe says 7.19.18

      Haha I love it!!!! Thanks for sharing – makes me feel better about some of my workday outfit decisions! x

  4. Maggie says 7.19.18

    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).

    • grace at the stripe says 7.19.18

      Hahahaha, they are the best denim shorts I’ve found – good cutoffs are SO hard to find! xo

  5. Betsy says 7.19.18

    Love this! I could absolutely wear this to my office (publishing in Austin) and I plan to try something similar tomorrow!

  6. LYNN-HOLLY says 7.19.18

    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. 🙂

    • grace at the stripe says 7.19.18

      Aw thanks Lynn-Holly! Appreciate the encouragement! (And jealous of your work environment!)

  7. Alyssa says 7.25.18

    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.