For most people, the idea of business casual workwear means to smarten up their denim/jeans with a chic blouse tucked in a French style and finished off with a tailored blazer. In as much as there’s nothing wrong with this look if done correctly, we have seen it times without number and there is so much more to business casual workwear than denim. Consequently, we are sold on this.
The term ‘Business Casual’ has proven to be hard to define in real-time and as a result, we have decided to shed some light on it. Instead of the regular jeans and blazer combo, other appropriate attire for women who find themselves in a business casual work environment can be anything from military-inspired shirts correctly paired with black denims, to a white pleated blazer dress. We are aware that there’s so much more to a business casual look so to further clarify you, we spotlight Nancy Isime — the ever-stylish Nigerian actress who brings this style to life. Therefore
Note: If you work in a business casual environment, you already know that the rules of dressing are very relaxed, however, not so relaxed that you can wear sneakers to work. In addition, don’t be afraid to step out of your comfort zone.
Here’s how Nancy Isime is nailing business casual outfits…
#1. Bold colors
Stand out from the crowd with bold colors as they instantly put the spotlight on you. Whether in dresses or two piece, bold colors are the way to make an unforgettable statement. Like Nancy Isime, accessorize with gold and silver-toned shoes and bags for an extra pop.
#2. Effortless denims
It’s summer and denim is always right. Work them into your casual workwear ensemble by combining them with simple or edgy tops. If simple is the route you decide to take, throw on a simple white shirt like Nancy Isime, otherwise, ump your creative genius with contrasting, yet complementing colored tops. There is no limit to how creative you can go with business casual workwear.
#3. Whites and nudes
Crisp, clean and defined are a few words that best describe the effect of whites and nudes in your business casual workwear. These color tones command an air of refinement and instantly makes you look formal, but not too serious. The perfect vibe if you ask me.
#4. A statement blouse
From sheer to puffy sleeves and stunning patterns, a statement blouse easily brings a workwear look together. It is perfect for those inevitable occasions when you are exhausted, but would hate for your outfit to look it. However, you should keep this in check as you don’t want to appear too forceful!
Tip: Stylishly pair a sheer blouse with matching or contrasting colored camisole.
#5. Bossy monochromes
Playing with pieces of the same color scheme adds a unique vibe to your look. Unlike trying to make two different colors work together, going monochrome in business casual workwear is so easy and appears effortless. Although we know the work you put in to look this good. For a non-formal work environment, pair a statement blazer with matching shorts like Nancy Isime.
#6. Impeccable tees
For those days your work requires you to show up in a T-shirt, don’t go the predictable route by combining it with simple blue or black jeans. Rather, raise your fashion game and show up in a dull colored, but rich African-print skirt or an ever-dependable fitting black pants. If you’re feeling extra, accessorize with a hat, like Nancy and contrasting colored pumps.
Photo: Instagram | Nancyisimeofficial
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