The easiest way to think of a casual outfit or casual work fashion is a hybrid of business professional and casual wear. A casual outfit is not wearing a full-on suit, but a strapless sundress with flip-flops is not appropriate. It’s more about mixing elements of more formal business attire, like a blazer, suit skirt or pants in neutral colors with more casual pieces like a patterned shell top or leopard print flats.
For the majority of companies, the casual outfit is a daily requirement. So understanding how to put together stylish work outfits is essential if you don’t work from home.
It’s wise to have the majority of your main business clothing in neutral colors: black, gray, navy, brown, beige, and white. Starting with essential pieces in neutral colors and then adding pops of color not only allow you to bring some life and personality to your office outfits but you will also get a lot of use from your essential pieces. You could wear a pair of gray trousers two to three times a week and swap the top and accessories. If you get a pair of bright printed pants, you would only get away with wearing them once in a while as they would be very memorable.