Casual Dress Code at Your Office? Here’s What to Wear!

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9-5 casual

Grayson The Hero Washed Cotton Shirt in White / J. Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater Blazer in Khaki / Levi’s 501 Skinny Stretch Jeans in Neat Freak / J. Crew Factory Zoe Suede D’Orsay Flat in Saddle / Ray-Ban Original Aviator / Madewell Transport Tote

Working in a laid back office with a casual dress code is both a blessing and a curse. On one hand, you can wear jeans to work. On the other hand, it’s so easy to get into the never-ending cycle of wearing jeans and a t-shirt to work.

I know the struggle all too well.

Thankfully, with some basics and a few great layering pieces, it’s easy to pull together a casual look that’s elevated for the office and will get you out if that’s never-ending cycle.

My favorite workwear piece? My Grayson button up. The comfy material makes them the perfect swap for your favorite t-shirt and they’re super lightweight, making them ideal for layering! 

This collarless cardigan/blazer from J. Crew is also one of my most worn pieces, for work and play. It’s warm, it’s polished, and it comes in several colors so it’s easy to incorporate into your current wardrobe. By layering it over my white button-up, I instantly have an office-approved look, even with a casual dress code. And when I get warm? I simply take it off and have a great top underneath! 

What’s your dress code like at work?


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Grayson The Hero Washed Cotton Shirt in White / J. Crew Juliette Collarless Sweater Blazer in Khaki / Levi’s 501 Skinny Stretch Jeans in Neat Freak / J. Crew Factory Zoe Suede D’Orsay Flat in Saddle / Ray-Ban Original Aviator / Madewell Transport Tote

Photography By: Caroline The Photographer

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26 Comments

  1. 1.22.20
    Mariah said:

    So jealous! I wish I worked in a more casual office. We can’t wear any denim ever!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      UGH, that’s seriously the worst!

  2. 1.22.20
    Hillary said:

    Really loving this outfit! That sweater blazer is so perfect and looks like it goes with everything!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s the best! I love wearing it with leggings and an easy camisole on the weekends, too!

  3. 1.22.20
    Lizzie said:

    This is the perfect casual work outfit! Chic and work appropriate 🙂 Love the neutral tones!

    Lizzie
    http://www.lizzieinlace.com

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Lizzie

  4. 1.22.20

    I would give anything to have casual dress code. I so badly want to wear jeans to work daily. Sigh!!! Love your style.

    ❥ tanvii.com

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s so nice not to have to worry about wearing suit pieces! Thanks, Tanvi!

  5. 1.22.20
    shianne said:

    LOVE THE LOOK it also looks comfy too

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Shianne!

  6. 1.22.20
    Stephanie Whitman said:

    Oooh I have some similar pieces and now you’re giving me so much inspiration! I love the camel-colored outerwear and the chic accessories. You always look AMAZING.

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Aw, thanks Stephanie!!

  7. 1.23.20
    Megan said:

    That’s cool that you work in a causal office and can wear jeans! I love this outfit! You look great!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thank you, Megan!

  8. 1.23.20

    Don’t go into the office these days but I love how you styled these pieces…so effortless! xoxo, Sarah

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Sarah!

  9. 1.24.20
    Anna English said:

    I love how versatile a classic white button down is! TGIF babe.

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks Anna!

  10. 1.24.20
    Laura Leigh said:

    Absolutely loving this look! If I went into an office this is definitely a look I would wear regularly. One I certainly wear went going out for meetings. I have this sweater blazer with the collar but I have to say I think I like this version better!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://louellareese.com

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      thanks, Laura Leigh! I have the collared version to and definitely wear both of them interchangeably but love the length on this one!

  11. 1.24.20
    Caitlin said:

    This is one of my go-to outfits! I totally NEED these jeans!

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Levi’s are my favorite and this pair is SO stretchy and comfy!

  12. 1.26.20
    Lydia said:

    It’s always nice when you can default to denim, but you are right that it’s easy to get stuck in the same rotation. I love the simple way you’ve taken basics and made them extra polished.
    Chic on the Cheap

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      Thanks, Lydia!

  13. 1.26.20
    Amanda said:

    My office is fairly casual and this look is perfect– just the right blend of business and casual. I may have to ‘steal’ this look 😉

    • 3.2.20
      Rachel said:

      It’s easy and looks cute, right?! I love the layers, especially going into spring!