If you're a working gal, toeing the line between office-appropriate and chill Friday just might be your weekly dilemma. What is 'business casual' even supposed to look like, anyway? God knows the tail end of the week is anything but easy, what with skyscraping piles of last-minute work to finish and dreaded meetings to stay awake through. Churning out deliverables feels extra, extra painstaking with the blissful thought of Saturday rest looming overhead. You're sluggish, barely alive, and crawling feebly towards freedom...presumably, though, in style. Here, let us prescribe possibly the quickest fix for Friday morning wardrobe woes: a blazer and jeans combo.
You've got to admit that it makes sense. You won't get tired of it either, so long as you have a ton of fun mixing and matching—there are countless plain or printed options out there, available in a myriad of fabrics and hues, too! As for denims, their unbeatable charm lies in that they're a savvy outfit repeater's very best friend, so experiment with silhouettes. Throw a wide-leg number under an oversized suit jacket and see how you like it, or streamline with a cropped fit and straight lines. Whatever you choose, below, we're serving up a buffet of 20 OOTD pegs for you to merrily peruse. Go and conquer casual Friday, girls! Happy hour awaits.
Sarah Lahbati is a serious contender for the most stylish mom on the go award, what with her penchant for ultra on-trend looks that fuse form and function. This outfit is no exception—nothing better to chase the kids around in than her current, comfy Louis Vuitton Archlights, after all. A demure, smocked peasant top and woven Dior friendship bracelets contribute serious style points.
Walk on the wild side like Liz Uy does. Why fear animal print? If the cowboy boots are a bit too much for you, replace 'em with a simple, sleek white stiletto pump.
A khaki blazer and gray jeans make an interesting, subtly unexpected combination, says Jiwoo Jung. Add texture by donning a lacy cardigan instead of the usual tee, then knot a cute little neckscarf on while you're at it.
We've completely fallen for Dominique Cojuango's cool deconstructed piece! It's clearly the star of the show, elevating her otherwise no-nonsense look to headturning heights.
A basic black blazer helps flares the shade of a seaside summer sunset stand out even more. Stephanie Broek advises you to leave your shirt half-tucked for an effect that's ever so nonchalant.
Stripes meet stripes, proving it's not always total opposites that attract. If you're new to the print clashing game, Anum Bashir declares that setting rainbow-hued vertical lines against black-and-white horizontal ones are an easy way to cleverly contrast sans being too loud about it.
Pandora Sykes' cutoffs may not actually be allowed during office hours, so use your imagination to substitute them with an ankle length medium wash equivalent. Anyway, the point is that we love how pretty dandelion yellow mellows out the impact of python. Oh, and scrunch up your jacket sleeves to flaunt the shirt underneath. Nifty layering trick.
Whisper-soft macaron green registers beautifully against taupe denim, but in this case, it's the XXXL silhouettes that catapult Fengfan's 'fit to stardom in our book. Aren't those split toe Margiela Tabi boots everything?
A black suit jacket and fuss-free jeans turn au courant and just a touch badass via leopard spot camisole and tough gal platform combat boots.
Yep, a head to toe white look is another valid ticket in! Christie Tyler finishes off with a slouchy drawstring clutch and vintage faux skin kitten heel slides the color of aged cognac.
For a refreshing visit to The Aivee Clinic, Heart Evangelista tosses a sugary pistachio number over a Versace logo T-shirt and denim mini. Patent and grosgrain Dior slingbacks wrap the whole ensemble up nicely.
Camille Co has spoken, and you've gotta cinch it, ladies. If your normal black blazer is beginning to bore you to certain death, revive it with a large, gilded, rodeo inspired belt.
Camila Coelho champions the same aforementioned hack, this time choosing a strong, sensible gray plaid and searing neon turtleneck. Lab goggle sunnies beam you up to sci-fi style.
Kelsey Merritt has a pinstriped travel OOTD proposition up her sleeve. Top with an adorable pageboy cap!
We've said it before, but it bears reiterating: bermuda shorts are back with a vengeance. Bea Marin teams her jean version with a big houndstooth blazer, clear plastic belt bag, and the youthful spray of barrettes in her mane.
Gabs Gibbs prefers to trawl Los Angeles strutting the element of her look we couldn't help but zoom in on—those intricate, lattice-like shoes that would fare perfectly in our own summertime city or striding the ports of Marseilles.
Marie Lozano's distressed yet streamlined jeans boast a trendy wide cuff that looks fantastic hovering above a pair of high-shine black loafers. We're totally enamored with this unintended lowkey reference to the 1964 Mary Poppins' Dick Van Dyke. An underrated icon, honestly.
An April heatwave has tritely spread itself far and wide over the country, so Mari Jasmine's easy breezy cream linen option is almost a wardrobe necessity. P.S. Forget the notion of looking sloppy in slides by nabbing them in tasteful tan leather. The perfect secret under-desk shoe for when your feet need a quick respite, we say.
Claudia Barretto's saccharine sweet suggestion? Don a dainty, beribboned denim jumpsuit, then flourish with a generous peppering of pearl hair slides and carefully leveled gold medallion pendant necklaces.
Gorgeous, headstrong K-pop soloist Sunmi earns another winning point for the cable knit cardigan-as-top faction! It's such a chic thing right now. Even out its virtuous, innocent appeal with a faux snakeskin tote