Let's be real. There's nothing worse than staring at a closet full of clothes and feeling like you have nothing to wear. While the world has changed immensely over the past few years, the one thing that remains constant is how overwhelming picking the best business casual outfit for work can be, especially considering the fact that some of us have been working from home for quite some time. But whether you are an essential worker or are just heading back into the office this fall, you can rest assured that your closet woes will soon subside. Ahead, we've rounded up 15 casual work outfits that will ensure you look and feel your best on the job. Plus, we've shopped out each look just in case your work wardrobe needs a little refresh.
It doesn't get much easier than jeans and a classic white shirt, but with denim midi skirts on the rise this season, the swap is just as effortless to put together but will earn many more style points.
When we need to look polished in a pinch, we fall back on a version of this timeless combination of a boxy blazer, languid trousers, and leather accessories.
A Chanel-inspired wool jacket takes roomy denim from casual to polished in seconds.
Miu Miu was on to something when it paired loafers with khaki skirts and button-downs. Try a version of the work-friendly runway look the next time you head into the office.
Sometimes, all you need are well-proportioned basics and strong accessories. A crisp and slightly boxy-fit white tee tucked into black trousers is a simple combo that will never fail you.
The easiest outfits to put together are ones that center around a single standout piece. In this case, it's a pleated midi skirt, which is made office-ready with flat boots and a simple sweater.
Midi dresses are the epitome of throw-on-and-go pieces. Opt for one in a vibrant color, and no one will ever suspect you spent mere seconds getting dressed.
Trousers and a button-down shirt should be key staples in any work wardrobe. Wear your shirt open as a light layer over a tank top to give it a whole new feel.
Kendall Jenner really did something when she stepped out in a similar outfit from The Row. Fashion people have been re-creating the easy, polished ensemble ever since.
Look to matching sets whenever you're zapped of ideas. Right now, waistcoats and coordinating trousers are the move.
For a look that's equal parts polished, relaxed, classic, and trendy, marry a boxy blazer with slouchy jeans and flats.
Some days, you just want to wear your favorite T-shirt. A pair of extra-voluminous wide-leg trousers (and a belt) lend a professional feel to any casual tee.
J.Crew head designer Olympia Gayot has all the easy office outfits you could ever need. We're jotting down this slip-dress-layering idea.
Inject some personality into your work wardrobe with a pair of printed pants in a vibrant color. Even better, they'll transition seamlessly into the weekend.
Try a sweater-vest with your jeans as a stylish top alternative that's delightfully office approved.