Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Fashion file: Can your comfy casual wear find a place in your office wardrobe?

Over the last few years, leisure and yoga wear has become much more street worthy.  The lines have blurred and it's no longer a must to make a complete change after your exercise class before heading out for the rest of your day.  But, can these super comfy pieces find a place in your business wardrobe?   Inspired by Jennifer L. Scott's Ten-Item Wardrobe concept from her book Lessons from Madame Chic, I've been playing with reducing my wardrobe and making pieces pull double duty.  So let's take a look to see how these casual pieces can fit into an office setting.

A soft draped shrug or jacket substitutes for a blazer with tailored pieces for a pulled together, yet feminine look.  Here I've paired a wool herringbone patterned pencil skirt with a cashmere turtleneck sweater (thrifted) and topped it with a tranquiliT cocoon jacket (similar here).

A monochrome palette from head to toe makes casual pieces seem more elegant.  I've paired a tranquiliT Parisian skirt and turtleneck and added a patterned scarf (thrifted vintage find) and more structured jacket like this double breasted sweater to make it a little more tailored.

slip dress gets an office makeover by layering a long sleeved tee underneath for more coverage, topping a tailored peplum jacket and adding tights and pumps to finish the look.

A ruched pencil skirt is paired with a t-shirt and topped with a peplum sweater jacket.  A pretty scarf to add some color and a belt (both thrifted) complete the look.

For more wardrobe inspiration, see the 10-item wardrobe in action:

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