Working Woman: A Mix of Business Casual and Formal Styles

As a business school student, internships have consumed my life for the last few years. I am now on my fourth internship and have therefore built up somewhat of a work-wear wardrobe, but when I first started I wasn’t sure where to shop or how much it was worth investing in these clothes. I started by mostly shopping at Old Navy and H&M, but as I am graduating in May, and will now be wearing business attire almost every day, I am looking to fill my wardrobe will better quality pieces that will last. As I am making this wardrobe transition, Zara has become one of my new favorite stores and LOFT and Ann Taylor are also on my radar as future places to shop.

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1. Plain & Simple

My style tends to be pretty simple and I don’t tend to reach for bright colors. I love that simple pieces can be versatile and brightened up with jewelry and other accessories in a subtle way. I wouldn’t normally consider wearing a cropped shirt to work, but this buttoned, cropped shirt with these high-waisted black trousers are very wearable in an office setting. In the fall and winter I prefer wearing ankle boots since they are a bit warmer, but this outfit would also look great with flats. You could even brighten it up with some colored flats and some jewelry.

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2. Jump Into The Day

Here is another simple look. This jumpsuit would be a great option to wear to a long day at the office as it looks loose and comfortable. I paired it with these black ankle boots from Kenneth Cole that I have recently purchased and have been loving (They are currently on sale!!!). Finally, I added this Olivia Burton watch. The rose gold band is gorgeous!

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3. Nice In Navy

I absolutely love the colors in this striped shirt and I think this skirt is a great addition to any fall wardrobe. I’ve also been loving suede recently so these flats caught my eye. They’re also great because you can wear them with almost anything. Of course I had to go with some more rose gold accessories to top it off.

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4. Clean & Chic

This dress is a great option for a regular day at the office or you could add a blazer and dress it up for an interview. Black flats are my go-to when it comes to my footwear for work and I think the stitching on these is a nice feature. If you were to wear this outfit to an interview, I think it is best to keep things simple, so this Daniel Wellington watch is a great accessory.

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