At work, it’s all about dressing to impress, but that isn’t as easy as it sounds. You want to maintain a professional appearance, but you also want to be comfortable, especially if you’re sitting at a desk for 8 hours a day. Unfortunately, not even a casual dress code can make your office style problems disappear. You might be able to wear whatever you want, but that’s precisely the problem. How do you motivate yourself to toss on a professional ensemble when you really just want to wear leggings and a t-shirt?
At Lane 201, we know there are plenty of ways to achieve professionalism and comfort with your casual office outfit—you just need the right pieces. With some comfy style staples, you’ll definitely be able to pull off a chic look for a few days of the work week, at least.
So if you’re wondering how to create casual office outfits that actually show off your fashion sense, keep scrolling for a few style staples every career woman needs in her wardrobe.
If you’re searching for comfort in your casual office outfits, we’re sure you’ll find something you’ll love in our bottoms collection. From leggings to pants to jeans, we’ve got comfortable fits to satisfy your office dress needs. Wear one of our stylish bottoms with any simple top. Adds some flair to your ensemble with the perfect bag, earrings, or another accessory. You’ll look twice as stylish with half the effort.
Get a Pant that is You Through and Through
Tie Waist Pants are a versatile way to bring some style to your work wardrobe. They can be paired with a wide range of tops to create an effortlessly chic ensemble. While they’re not overly showy, they still offer a unique alternative to the same old slacks or jeans that usually make up your casual office outfits.
It doesn’t get more comfortable than fabric pants, which is precisely why you need at least one pair in your assortment of casual office outfits. Seriously, it’s often hard to tell the difference between a pair of flowy trousers and your pajamas. That’s the kind of office apparel we want—an ensemble that makes us forget we ever had to leave the comfort of our own bed. These wide leg bottoms fit in with the current trends, allowing you to show off your fashionable side at work. Most importantly, they’re just plain comfortable. Combine that with their unique pattern and you have an outfit that you’d be happy to wear any day of the week.
The bottoms we’ve talked about up to this point have all been fashionable on their own, but it’s important to have a couple of pairs of simpler bottoms in your work wardrobe, so you can allow your tops to shine. Skinny jeans are pretty plain and assuming, making them the perfect base for the more ornate tops in your collection of casual office outfits. They’re durable and comfortable, which means they’re likely to become your new favorite pair of skinnies appropriate for work.
The Essence of Casual is Centered in the Top
On to tops we go. Bottoms are an amazing way to add some stylish interest to your outfit, but they’re nothing if you can’t pair them with an equally chic top. But before we get to the more interesting pieces, it’s crucial to note that a button down shirt is essential for building casual office outfits. Every career woman should have at least one button down in their work wardrobe, as they’re a staple item in the world of business. It’s perfect for a springtime office wardrobe and can be paired with your skinnies for a laidback look. Make sure to choose a piece with a relaxed fit and gorgeous color. It’s perfect for lazier days, when throwing together a more intricate ensemble feels like too much pressure.
Once you have a simple long sleeve top, it can be paired with a variety of stylish bottoms, including plaid pants, tie waist pants, and cropped pants. Despite the plainness of a simple long sleeve top, it can still stand on its own, or since pair it with the flashier pieces in your wardrobe to create trendy casual office outfits.
If you want your top to be the standout piece in your ensemble, add a chunky sweater, something oversized and totally comfy, but also fashionable enough to wear to work. If your office tends to get chilly, a chunky sweater is guaranteed to keep you warm without covering your outfit in multiple layers of unflattering jackets.
Next, add a kimono to your office wardrobe. A kimono is a perfect way to add interest to outfits that are otherwise plain. Paired with jeans and a simplistic top, a floral robe will effortlessly elevate your entire look. Plus, the gentle fabric of a kimono will make you feel comfortable and at ease, even on the most stressful of work days.
The Shoe is the Foundation of You
Finally, the finishing element of any outfit is your shoes. For work, you need something simple and comfortable that can add style to any one of your casual office outfits. Consider adding in some soft and comfortable mules. Mules are plain enough to wear with anything, but they’re also effortlessly on-trend, making it easy to stay in fashion, no matter what outfit you’re wearing.
At Lane 201, we know how difficult it can be to shop for work outfits. Thankfully, we have multiple pieces that capture the professionalism and comfort you want to bring into your office. What’s more, our free shipping and returns make shopping for casual office outfits a breeze. Don’t wait—shop our clothing collections today to find style staples for you.