Friday was Honors Visit Day at CLU. Prospective high school students visited our campus, got to know the Honors programs and had interviews for the Presidential scholarship. At several points throughout the day, I saw kids flocking out of buildings looking disoriented. Anyway, the point is that most of the girls had on some kind of black garments and the boys all seemed to wear some shade of blue. So I thought about putting together some business casual outfits that are age and occasion appropriate, something pretty and not uptight.
1. Pop of color:
Gap Cropped-sleeve cardigan, $50
Gap Womens Petite White Stretch Fitted Shirt, $44
Gap Hip slung railroad stripe easy flare pants, $50
Gap Leather ballet flat, $40
Brooks Brothers | Nautical Stripe Silk Scarf, $130
To start off, we have a very neutral outfit with grey flared pants, stretch off-white button down shirt and matching grey flats. The cardigan adds sophistication and femininity, although it can come in many other colors besides black. But the finest touch is the neck scarf, completing the look with a pop of color.
2. The blues:
Gap Classic striped shirt, $50
Women’s Clothing: Women’s Clothing: The silk-blend V-neck: V-Necks…, $30
Gap The scout broken twill khaki, $50
Bandolino Berry, $69
Brooks Brothers | Nautical Triangle Silk Scarf, $58
Now it comes to navy, one of my favorite neutrals (besides grey). I start with these white straight-leg pants as the background to navy. The button-down shirt is white with blue stripes and is layered underneath a fine V neck cardigan. Add the scarf if you’d like, but the focal point of this outfit is this pair of blue multi-print heels – not too tall to maintain comfort and professionalism.
3. Feminine touch:
Gap Tiered-ruffle tank, $30
Gap The perfect black blazer, $88
Gap Slim cropped pant, $50
Vaneli Harielle at 6pm.com, $16
Forever21.com – Accessories – 1075899869, $4.80
Save the best for last, this outfit is my ultimate favorite. The suit is basically black but not uptight. The pants are cropped, making them youthful and fun. The ruffle tank comes in a sophisticated shade of salmon pink. Plus those matching patent heels are to die for. A classy accessory with pearl would be the finishing touch to the ensemble.
Items from this post are mostly imported from GAP.