Style Tips For Business Casual

What does business casual mean to you?

More and more busy workplace / office environments are shifting to a business casual dress code.  The challenge with business casual style is that the style can be interpreted in many different ways, often the casual part becomes the main focus on ones outfit. If you’re navigating your style around creating a business casual look and don’t know where to start, follow some basic steps below to get started!

The Little Details

The smallest details can change an entire outfit from unprofessional & schleppy to polished & approachable.  Take tucking for example, it’s a simple 2 second step when getting ready in the morning that transforms your look. It could be as simple as a little half tuck to a full tuck & belted. This small detail not only creates a waist it also cleans up your overall look. A few more…

*Ensure the fabrics on your clothes aren’t looking weathered or have pills.

*Denim doesn’t have rips or tears

*Shoes are polished and clean.

*Apparel is pressed with no wrinkles

*Add minimal accessories, like a simple necklace, earring or classic watch

*Make sure you know your businesses culture as it goes hand in hand with your business casual outfits


Many colour options and multiple prints can create a challenge when trying to build outfits from with-in your wardrobe. To avoid this and create that approachable business casual vibe stick to neutrals & monochromatic styles. It makes it simpler to mix and match outfit combinations and also has a clean aesthetic. When styling neutrals try and stick with two or max 3 colour palettes to keep a neutral style. And if all else fails I like to say… when in doubt wear black.


Blazers are classic,  great for layering over a casual outfit to create the perfect business casual look. Sneakers, jeans, graphic t’s, knits are all great options when you add a blazer on top. The trick is finding the perfect fitting blazer. It needs to have the right tailoring for your body type, shoulders fit correctly, it is tailored at the waist and the length is correct for your height.