10 Ways To Do Business Casual This Fall

Outfit ideas that strike a balance

As business casual month draws to a close today, here are 10 HSS-certified business casual looks for fall.

1. Business Casual Cool

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If you’ve got some room to play around – or you just want to set the style standard at your workplace – consider a denim jacket as an alternative to a traditional blazer. Obviously, this would just be as outerwear for the commute and not something you’d wear around the office all day. And go with a pair of killer kicks to complete the look.

2. Simply Classic

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If you’ve been following along at home all month, you know that business casual is all about substitution, subtraction and judicious additions. This look falls into the substitution category. A knit tie and denim shirt in place of a traditional button-up and silk tie tones down the formality but keeps it looking classic.

3. The Extra Mile

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Menswear is all about the details and well-appointed accessories. If you plan to go sans tie, throw on a simple silk scarf to easily elevate the look.

4. The Casual Cardigan

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File this under Casual Friday. This is such a simple look, I think it’s easy to overlook or overthink when you’re in your daily routine. Remember that investing in great basics will always pay you back.

5. Jeans Acceptable

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Not everyone will agree 1) that jeans look “right” with a blazer and tie and 2) that they’re acceptable as business casual attire. But if you do happen to agree, this could be a good look for you.

6. The Alternate Blazer

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If you’re not feeling the blazer and a denim jacket is a little too fashion forward, substitute a cardigan instead.

7. Classic With a Twist

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While vastly overused and one of our all-time least favorite menswear “categories”, there really is no other way to describe what a gingham shirt does to an otherwise classic outfit.

8. Soft & Stylish

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A turtleneck is a great substitute for a shirt and tie. Soft, stylish and sophisticated.

9. Tie Optional

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For a Friday that includes after work activities like cocktails with colleagues or a first date, lose the tie and trade your trousers for a pair of “in-between” dress pants.

10. Layered Sweater

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Don’t forget the v-neck sweater! In a fair isle pattern layered under a plaid blazer is a perfect fall combination.

Thanks for reading.

Stylishly Yours,

Brian Sacawa
He Spoke Style

Photography by Rob McIver Photo

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  • Jan

    A thought on the jeans front: If you pair them with chelsea boots it elevates the style a bit but still keeps it casual – an alternative to the more robust dressing boots.

    Also – I’m following your blog pretty much since the beginning but I am still getting excited everytime it turns autumn, literally one of the best seasons! =)