Updated: May 24, 2020
It’s already mid of week 4 of confinement and I really miss dressing up in the morning to go to work. I feel like sharing this rose quartz and light grey springtime business casual look. This delicate signature tulle skirt from @needleandthreadlondon makes me feel light-hearted and dreamy. Exactly what I need to take my mind of the current people, societal and financial crisis we’re all facing right now due to the Corona virus.
It’s crafted from layers of delicate tulle and embellished with silver sequins. This skirt creates a feminine, elegant and delicate silhouette. You can easily dress it up and down, from a business cocktail party to a day-to-day business casual look.
Is it appropriate to wear a tulle skirt to the office?
Generally speaking, I would say it depends on factors like the country you live in, your position within the organization, the industry and the company culture you work for. Personally I believe it’s all about balance, by combining your classic clothing items with more fashionable pieces, you can definitely create an appropriate #businesscasual look.
If you work in a more relaxed and creative environment pair it with white sneakers and a t-shirt for a fresh take day. If you work in a more formal environment pair it with a high neck chiffon blouse and add a blazer to round up your look and give it that corporate feel.
My advice: have the confidence to try something different and don’t be afraid to stand out from the crowd.
When it comes to #coats, I like to invest in timeless pieces that last season after season. This long light grey coat from Karen Millen is made from a premium wool blend. It’s is for sure a smart investment purchase.
I especially also love the light grey color. It’s a neutral cold color that is soothing, calming and easy to combine with many colors. In business, the color #grey conveys the sentiment of security, reliability and modesty but also neutrality. Therefore, I would not recommend wearing a head to toe business outfit in light grey to an important meeting where you need to make an important point as grey can imply that you can't make decisions and it doesn’t convey authority.
How can you define the business casual dress code? Business casual is a touch more relaxed than the business formal code but dressier than smart casual. The key is to project a professional image while enjoying the advantage of a more casual outfit.
Looking for more timeless business casual inspirations? Check out my business casual looks.
COAT: Light grey wool coat from Karen Millen | SKIRT: Rose quartz tulle skirt from Needle & Thread (similar here) | Jumper: Rose quartz wool jumper from COS (old) | SHOES: Silver metallic LOVE pumps from Jimmy Choo.