How To: Combine Casual with Business

Worried about what to wear to that interview coming up? Need to make a good impression on professors and employers? Are weekly meetings causing you to run out of things to wear? You probably have more in your closet than you think! Over the years I have constantly stressed about what to wear to the never-ending stream of upcoming events. That’s when I realized how easy it can be to turn your casual clothes into business casual outfits!

One strategy is to simply substitute one business piece in the casual outfit you already have! For example, instead of the normal leggings or jeans  I would usually wear, I paired with a skirt instead. You can incorporate any collared shirt (i.e., flannel) to this look to dress it up!

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Another way to dress up your casual look is to accessorize!! Adding a statement necklace, earrings or belt to any simple look can make it look like you put time and effort into your look when it didn’t take any time at all!

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Lastly, I’ll let you in on a little secret: depending on the event, jeans can be okay to wear! Add some business to those comfy pair of jeans by throwing a pair of heels on with a blazer and no one will be questioning that denim you’re rocking!


What’s your go-to business casual look? Let us know in the comments!

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