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7 Awesome Business Casual Work Staples, According To Readers

Jan 31, 2018

Three of my personal favorite office-worthy staples: Gucci loafers (Sam Edelman has amazing budget-friendly dupes that I also own!) Halogen Ponte Pants (come in charcoal grey, too!) and Everlane Mockneck Sweater 

Hope you guys are having a great Wednesday! I can’t believe we’re halfway through the week already. As you’ve probably read, I’m in the Cincinnati burbs this week visiting my best friend who just had her second baby–I got to meet my newest baby “nephew” (okay, not blood related but basically) yesterday morning and he is the perfect baby! We had so much fun hanging out and playing with my niece Harper (lot’s of princess dresses, watercolor painting, and snacks were involved so it was obviously the epitome of my perfect day).

Tonight I’m headed back into Covington (where Neal is staying for business) and then we’re heading back to Chicago on Thursday. It’s definitely been a whirlwind of a week but such a fun one!

Anyway–on to today’s topic–business casual staples!

I’m actually in the midst of curating a business casual capsule wardrobe, so in doing research for that, I took to–where else? Instagram stories, to ask what your favorite workwear staples were. I ended up getting SO many of the same answers, I figured–maybe these need a “list” blog post of their own!

As if it’s not hard enough putting together cute normal outfits to wear on a weekly basis, when you work in an office with a business casual dress code, getting dressed can quickly become a chore. If you’re ever in the market for some new office staples, this list of GG reader approved favorites is a good place to begin!

Business Casual Staples:

LOFT Marissa Skinny Pants

“These pants are amazing and constantly coming out in new colors!”–Jenna

Banana Republic Sloane Skinny Pants

“By far the most comfortable work pants. I probably have every color! They look cute with pumps/wedges/booties!”–Michelle

J.Crew Jackie Cardigan

“The Jackie cardigan from J.Crew is my biggest staple. I own it in 4 different colors and so does every other girl in my office!” –Meagan

J.Crew Cameron Pants:

“They’re so comfortable and they go great with basics like button ups and blazers!” –Annie

Express Portofino Blouses:

“They can easily be business professional, business casual, or worn out to a nice dinner!” – Liz

Everlane Italian Go-Weave Pants:

“I love everything in their go-weave material! It’s wrinkle resistant and so comfy!” –Amy

LOFT Dresses: 

“They have the best work-appropriate, but still cute to wear elsewhere dresses. And they always have a great sale happening!” – B  (Jess’ note: A LOT of you emailed me specifically about LOFT! It definitely won most popular go-to in terms of work wear!) 

What are your favorite business casual staples to wear to the office? 

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