Versatile monochrome dresses are always a hit
“You can always add color or print to a basic solid shirt dress,” says Sasha Bowlby, a professional stylist and fashion expert of Sash & Bow Boutique in Lexington, Kentucky. She suggests choosing a basic that can transition from day to night with ease, like a sophisticated shirt dress or mock wrap dress. “Pair the look with flats for a comfortable, stylish look for business casual,” she says. When heading out after work, add heels, metallic accessories, and a bright, printed blazer for a more sophisticated look. This White House Black Market shirt dress is easy to wear, a cinch to take care of, and can easily move between your business casual lunch meetings and your weekend functions.
Crisp white button-downs are essential
You can take your favorite crisp white button-down shirt and pair it with more casual staples like dark denim, on-trend flats, and a blazer for a photoshoot-worthy version of your most comfortable self. It’s the go-to centerpiece for any business-casual wardrobe according to Bowlby, who believes, “Business casual for women is less traditional but still appropriate for the office.” Try pairing this Chico’s No-Iron Coolmax button-down with just about everything you own as your first step. Once you stock up on this must-have, keep it looking bright; here’s how to whiten your laundry without bleach.