After months of dressing only from the waist up, companies are slowly but surely opening up their offices again. While most workplaces have strictly formal dress codes, others allow their employees to clock in wearing more easy-going, everyday looks. Most of these ensembles take typically office-appropriate pieces like blazers or polos, and pair them with casual pieces that come in more relaxed fits.
If you're set to head back to your desk soon and are drawing blanks trying to come up with your five-day outfit lineup, fret not. Below, we've rounded up 10 fresh OOTD ideas for your stylish return to the office. Scroll on and screenshot away!
10 casual outfits you'd love to wear to work
1. Oversized Long-Sleeved Polo + Cut-Off Denim Skirt + Colorful Heels + Handbag
Having your polo be one or two (or three) sizes too big automatically takes it from dressy to laid-back. Wear it loosely over a mini skirt and precariously cuff the sleeves for an even more relaxed look. Sport your beloved pair of vibrant clackers and you have a look that's at once chic and comfy.
2. Short-Sleeved Buttondown + Crop Top + Wide-Legged Trousers + Sandals + Handbag
Stay fresh as you make your rounds around the office floor with a 'fit that has maximum breeziness. Let a loose-fitting buttondown flow freely over a cropped tank and some equally baggy trousers. Any neutral-toned shoes can complete this look, but let's be real, if you can wear sandals to work, why not, right?
3. Oversized Blazer + Bodysuit + Denim Shorts + Dad Sneakers + Handbag
Never doubt the ability of a blazer to instantly dress up any casual OOTD. Case in point: Rocking one over a denim shorts 'fit instantly makes it wearable for any workplace engagements. Be on the look out for ones that are in more interesting hues aside from black or beige (Pro tip: They're particularly abundant at thrift stores).
4. Sports Bra and Bike Shorts Set + Oversized Blazer + Gold Necklace + Shades + Handbag
Got a meeting at 7:00 p.m. but a spin class at 8:00 p.m.? Save some space in your bag and wear your workout set to work! Your sports bra and bike shorts can be made office-ready when you match their color palette with a trusty oversized blazer.
5. Velvet Blazer + Crop Top + Sweatpants + Dad Sneakers + Stacked Necklaces + Handbag
Your favorite pair of sweatpants throughout quarantine can totally still have a place in your sartorial line-up. Elevate the sporty chic look by throwing on a lush, velvet blazer and stacking on the bling.
6. Oversized Blazer + Graphic Tee + Pleated Midi Skirt + Dad Sneakers + Handbag
To the more dainty crowd out there, a flowy midi skirt is your best friend when it comes to office dressing. Go the extra step and match it with your jacket or blazer (and maybe even your facemask!) Wearing the two with a graphic tee and some dad shoes ensures that things don't get too frumpy.
7. Printed Pullover + Collared Shirt + Mom Jeans
A preppy get-up such as this is a stylish go-to, and is perfect for all those meetings you'll have to sit through. Having the collar peek out of the pullover imparts some formality with the look, even if the baggy fit of the other pieces makes it so cozy that you can almost lounge in it.
8. Tank Top + Smart Trousers + Boots + Gold Jewelry
There's a couple of things you can do to spruce up the humble tank top and to make it corporate-chic: First, tuck it into some high-waisted trousers that streamline your legs, and then add some height with a pair of block-heeled booties. Finish everything off with some gold accessories and you're good to go.
9. Short-Sleeved Buttondown + Midi Skirt + White Sneakers + Shoulder Bag
For the ultimate fuss-free vibe that's still quite dressed up, take a buttondown shirt and tie it in the front for a cropped look. Slip into a midi skirt and some white sneakers and you have a 'fit that will get you through the day in style. Keep everything in varying neutral shades for added chicness.
10. Halter Jumpsuit + Fuzzy Bucket Hat + Dad Sneakers + Tote Bag
When all else fails, a jumpsuit is literally the only thing you'll need to look put-together for work. From there, it's all a matter of personal taste when it comes to your shoes, accessories, and bags.
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