back to the office

{Wearing: Zara Jacket (c/o), J.Crew Blouse, Aritzia Skirt, Zara Pumps, Matt & Nat Bag & Fossil Watch}

I don't work in an office so I don't really have to worry about what to wear to work. While I often think it would be fun to get dressed up in fancy work clothes 5 days a week, I also find my ability to get ready for work in 10 minutes with zero effort really convenient. Every once and a while I have to go to a meeting or teach a management class and those require office attire. This, my friends, is my idea of business casual. I wore this recently to teach class and since most of you have to put together office appropriate outfits regularly, I wanted to share with you what I wear to the office the few times a year I'm required to.

I wear the exact same thing I normally would but I pair it with a black skirt that goes to the knee. Obviously.


  1. Perfect business casual look dear! It's feminine, easy to wear and professional, all in one! Adore the little mix print!

    Cee. ♥

  2. I love, love, love that printed top! I work in an office everyday but it's a casual place (i.e. jeans allowed whenever) so I tend to only don my actual business professional clothes when I have a meeting.

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

  3. That anchor top is the cutest! I love the long sleeves and neckline. i find most nice blouses have ridiculously low necklines and I am not good with that!

  4. this is a perfect business casual look! My "office" is super casual so I can wear basically anything I want but I do wish It was a more fancy environment! ps. your hair looks fab in these photos!


  5. You look very classy Melissa! I think business casual is the way to go, and I love that you still remain stylish yet appropriate when you go to your meetings. PS I love that top...especially since I have the same one ;) I find it goes with just about everything!? Have a great day! xo

  6. You look great. The top is amazing I love everything nautical.

  7. Amazing outfit! I love everything about it!


  8. You floor me each time, your outfits are perfection.

  9. You have such great style! Love your outfits, and this one might be my favorite. I wanted to "shop" the skirt, but couldn't tell on the website which one it was. If you know the style name, would you mind sharing? Thanks!


    1. Hi Whitney,

      Thanks so much for your kind words. This skirt is actually a few years old so I'm not sure it will still be available. Hopefully you can find something similar because I really do love the shape. Good luck on your search xo


  10. Just found your blog this week! Love it, especially love this outfit- will be working in an office started next week so it's some much needed inspiration thanks!


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