Sunday, August 16, 2015

What to wear to work: Casual Fridays

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I had my first ever Casual Friday this past week and while I was stoked (omg, finally a break from pencil skirts! Full, long gaits here I come!), it quickly became clear I had no idea what a cross between weekend comfort and office friendly would look like. 

My normal weekend uniform of slouchy tees and jean shorts were out of the question (although I think donning a blazer on top could pass in a less conservative work place) and it was too hot for a pair of skinny jeans.  I wanted something breezy and casual enough to wear to drinks at Levi o'clock (which I've recently learned is code for 5:01 pm) yet provides enough coverage to avoid any awkward conversations with HR.  

And that's when this shirt dress came to the rescue.  All the conservatism of a button up + all the comfort of a sweater dress.  Casual Friday, you just got served. 

PS - While I paired my outfit with sandals today, depending on your work environment, it might make sense to slip on a pair of pumps while in the office instead. 

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thatworkinglife, casual friday, women who work, business fashion, wear to work, business style, corporate style, 9 to 5 chic, ann taylor, shirt dress, see by chloe sandals

thatworkinglife, casual friday, women who work, business fashion, wear to work, business style, corporate style, 9 to 5 chic, ann taylor, shirt dress

thatworkinglife, casual friday, women who work, business fashion, wear to work, business style, corporate style, 9 to 5 chic, ann taylor, shirt dress, see by chloe sandals

thatworkinglife, casual friday, women who work, business fashion, wear to work, business style, corporate style, 9 to 5 chic, ann taylor, shirt dress, see by chloe sandals
Dress: Ann Taylor (old, but similar options below)
Sandals: See by Chloe (love this!)
Location: Jamia Mosque, Hong Kong

12 comments:

  1. What a great combo of looking professional but relaxed and lovely. I think people often take casual Friday as an excuse to look unpolished - it's tricky to be casual and still look serious. I have a much harder time with casual style than more buttoned-up!

    Well done.

    XO,

    Catherine

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    1. Thank you Catherine for your kind words! :) I completely agree - I always struggle to decipher anything with the word "casual" in it when paired with work.

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  2. That is a cute dress! I also like the color very much! The dress fits you perfectly!

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    1. Aw thank you Danielle for your sweet comment! :)

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