30x17 :: Business Casual

Is this thing over yet? I'm kidding (kind of), but this DOES seem like the longest 30 days ever! I guess I haven't been doing them all consecutively. My bad.

My sister texted me earlier this week and asked where she could get some business casual clothes, as she was now an office worker. I said Limited, seeing as all of my favorite office attire came from there, and every single one of my full suits. So she inspired me to throw together a few office appropriate ideas using my 30x30 clothes.

Today's office look is perfect for summer - a blousy bow-tie top from Forever 21, a fun graphic print skirt and studded belt from The Limited, and a pale pink bag from ShoeDazzle to hold all of my office baubles (finished off with my Zara heels). The key element in this look is cheap - I snagged the skirt on final sale for only $10, and my top was XXI cheap at $19. You don't have to buy the most expensive items to look office appropriate AND chic.

And I think the entire point in keeping your identity is by playing with what you can. If you're required to wear a jacket, make it a fun color. If a skirt and blouse is fine, play with fun prints. And fun shoes and accessories can add personality to any ensemble.

Shop Business Casual:

Esley Black and White Skirt, $38 | Hot and Delicious Abstract Print Skirt, $50 | Forever 21 Bow-Tie Blouse, $18 | Quiz Black Heeled Sandals, $32 | Daytrip Studded Wrap Belt, $12