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
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
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
4. The Casual Cardigan
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
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
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
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
A turtleneck is a great substitute for a shirt and tie. Soft, stylish and sophisticated.
9. Tie Optional
10. Layered Sweater
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.
He Spoke Style