Photography: Greg Beuning
Wearing: Top- White House Black Market, Skirt- Loft, Blazer- Zara, Shoes- Coach, Necklace and Earrings- LouLou
I have a love hate relationship with Casual Friday. It can be such an excuse to look blah, but on the other hand it can be a total opportunity to shine. I suppose the same thing can be said about regular work clothes. But I’ve found that Monday through Thursday looks stay more polished and put together and Friday can get a bit lazy. This does not have to be the case! Here I’ve shown another take on what would be a great casual look for a Friday at the office, but also still professional and chic.
Of course, since Fridays are all about jeans, I brought out the jean skirt. A little more interesting than just jeans, and this particular one buttons down the front, which I think makes it such a cool piece. Also, a very on trend piece for this summer and transitioning into fall. I paired the skirt with a cashmere gray camisole that has beautiful lace detailing. Then, to make sure you feel like you’re at the office and not running errands on a Saturday afternoon, I added a patterned blazer. Finish with a pair of tie up heeled sandals, and some delicate black and gold jewelry, and you’re ready to go. The base of this look, the skirt and the top, are neutrals, which is why I’ve allowed the blazer to be the loud statement piece. It pulls the outfit together.
It’s important to be reminded that Fridays should be a reason to channel your style creativity and mix casual with more professional pieces, such as a jean skirt with a blazer. The outcome is a unique version of professional cool, and an awesome Casual Friday look will lead you straight to happy hour and weekend freedom.