Business Casual Friday Jeans Day

H&M jacket and swearer / Gap pants / c/o Nine West boots 

I haven’t been wearing these pants enough lately so I thought I’d take them on a wild ride to make up for it. Business Casual on Friday Jeans Day. They’ve never been there before, and they have never looked so good. This outfit was appropriate for a Friday meeting as well as sushi later. And then a riding lesson. No, that didn’t happen. They aren’t jodhpurs. (I wish they were.)

Casually polished

Gap sweater/ Riley (Chicago Boutique) necklace/ F21 skirt / Franco Sarto Boots / J.Crew long sleeve t-shirt / Michael Kors watch

There are many things I love about this outfit so I am going to break it down into easy to scan bullet points for you. You’re welcome.

  • The boyish boxiness of this sweater paired with a dressy silk skirt. 
  • My new necklace from the boy that instantly makes every outfit 10 times better. 
  • A pop of neon pink nails with a neutral outfit. So hot for spring.
  • A gorgeous sunny winter morning to take outfits pics. 
  • Hiding from the garbage man so he would not see said outfit picture taking.

I had been seeing the crew neck knit sweater paired with a lady like skirt everywhere, and I quickly wanted to add the look to my repertoire. You have probably seen a million pics reposted of Teen Vogue editor, Mary Kate Steinmiller, wearing the look. It wasn’t until I received this sweater for Christmas that I was able to recreate my own version.

The best of both worlds

I knew I wanted to wear this red jacket to work today but not in a really dressy way. I wanted something in between casual and dressy because sometimes I can’t make up my mind, which is otherwise defined as business casual. I find that no matter what I wear with these dark wash skinny jeans, it always feels a little more stylish. And high heels and a t-shirt always solve the need for both dressy and casual.
Forever 21 jacket; H&M top; American Eagle jeans; Nine West shoes

Night Fever

Black dress pants have been in my playbook for a long time. I still remember my first pair from the Gap; they had the zipper in the back and no pockets for an effect similar to jeggings unexposed. But that’s all in the past now. Fast-forward to the aughts with these awesome flair-leg black pants with big belt loops from the Limited. These definitely say Saturday Night Fever, however, I actually like the 70s flair. They make business casual a little more snazzy. Pairing these pants with the big belt and aviators adds to the “vintage” effect. The 70s is a time period that I don’t see many people trying to recreate. Flare-leg jeans made a brief appearance in the 90s, but a full-on reversion to the 70s, meaning fro hair and gold lame jumpsuits, needs to happen. It’s only a matter of time.
New York and Company blouse; The Limited pants; Banana Republic belt; Ray Ban Aviators; Banyan Tree hat; H&M earrings; Kenneth Cole watch; Street fair abalone bracelet