Keeping ‘Casual Friday’ Professional

Good morning lovelies. I hope today goes well for all of you and something wonderful happens. I have a coffee mug that says “Always believe something wonderful is about to happen.” I’ve been trying to live by that quote lately. If you read my previous post, you’ll know that philosophy just stabbed me in the back. Nevertheless, I’m still keeping the faith!

casual_friday_outfitsSince it’s Friday and so many people live for ‘casual Fridays’, I thought it would be appropriate to design an outfit that might be considered casual but still gives the impression that you’re in charge.

As you can see, I’ve opted for color! I love a blazer any day of the week, but something this bright might be best saved for Fridays. Plus, it’s perfect for after work happy hours and nights out!

I wanted most of the outfit to be focused up top, so I found a great statement necklace in a neutral color. Another great color combo I found was this shade of hot pink with an aqua blue necklace. However, it might be a bit much for the office.

Finally, to maintain an office appropriate outfit I opted for black ankle pants and ankle-strap heels. Normally, I don’t like to splurge on expensive clothing but in this case, I think the shoes are worth it. In my experience, if you buy a cheap heel, then you’ll feel it the next day! On the flip side, I rarely spend tons of money on pants and these Tory Burch trousers are upwards of $200. I chose these because they were the only ones that kept the shape of actual pants without a model wearing them in the picture I needed for this post. There are many other brands, such as Banana Republic, that sell similar pants for 1/4 of the price.

A few tips for casual Friday:

  • No Ugg Boots in the office regardless of the day
  • Ripped jeans are still not appropriate
  • Hoodies are cute but slouchy cardigans are better
  • Save the sports jerseys for after 5pm
  • Halter tops or tank tops, no matter how fancy, are better saved for the company clam bake on the beach