When I started business school one of the first lessons they taught us was the importance of dressing appropriately. Most teachers suggested buying the same suit in different colors or repeating the same black pants with a few different tops. Being a fashion blogger you can imagine how horrified I was with the idea of literally wearing the same thing every day!
Naturally, I started to think of how I could conquer the work week in style while still dressing appropriately. Typically in the 9-5 business environment the dress code is pretty strict, but most offices will let you wear something more causal on Fridays. So when Shopstyle introduced me to ModCloth.com and told me they had a whole section dedicated to work appropriate clothes I couldn’t wait to share a casual Friday work outfit that would make any 9-5 babe feel confident! If you aren’t familiar with ModCloth, it’s a website with really cute, lady-like clothes at great affordable prices! What I love most is that they have a ton of work appropriate tops and bottoms to choose from and they also come in extended sizes!
Depending on your work environment you might be able to pull off super casual styles, like this fun skirt or these really cute funky heels. Other offices might have stricter outfit rules that ban things like flimsy tops and open toed shoes. To play it safe I like to wear minimalist hero pieces you’ll reach for again and again, plus you can work them into your Monday-Thursday outfits too!
The beige ModCloth blouse I’m wearing is perfect to rock on casual Friday. The sleeveless arms make it casual but the button up style and collar keep it professional, plus you can add a blazer and wear it Monday-Thursday too. Add a statement necklace under the collar to step up your office outfit! While jeans might be acceptable at some offices, I played it safe with denim culottes. The fabric says causal Friday but the fit says ready for business! To finish the look I went with closed toed heels, but you can easily wear flats or booties, ModCloth has a great selection of work appropriate shoes to pick from.
So remember work clothes doesn’t have to be boring, especially on casual Friday!
Love always, Laura B.
This post was sponsored by ShopStyle and ModCloth. As always all opinions and thoughts are my own! Thank you for supporting the brands who support Laura Wears!