Capsule Wardrobe: Business Casual (Part 2)

It’s back to the basics again! I’m focusing on the next key pieces for a business casual wardrobe. It is time for the next steps in building your closet. In my first post (here) I talked skirts and pants. Most suggested were in a neutral color scheme. While you are working on these basics, you’ll need some tops to go with them.

For tops, blouses and button downs are my go to’s! The classic button down is timeless. You definitely need a white one. An outfit consisting of a classic skirt, white button down and pumps is the epitome of work chic. It can take you to an important meeting and for happy hour drinks!

Having a few neutral tops is a good place to start. Like the pants I suggested, they are great basics. Once you have a few classics, you can start to get some with a bit more personality. 
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Button downs are great not only because they are classic, but because they flatter all body types. Depending on your bust size, some darting on the button down may be needed. You also may have to try on a few styles before you find the right one. Prevail because this is a closet must! I wear button downs outside of the workplace too! Pair with your favorite cut off jean shorts and you have a summer look ready for anything!

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Beyond button downs you need a few blouses. Tie front are flattering and pair well with pants and skirts. I also love them layered under a blazer. Neutral doesn't have to be boring. Printed tops in neutral colors are as versatile as solids but more interesting. They pair well with solid bottoms and color too! 

Now that you have both tops and bottoms covered you are getting close to a full work wardrobe!

Kara Krittenbrink

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