Happy Monday, team!
I realized recently that I haven’t done a What I (Actually) Wear to Work post in a long time! I also know this is a favorite series among y’all, so I will definitely shoot another workwear look next time I meet up with a photographer—which gives me a great excuse to buy some new work clothes since I’ve recently been in a “I don’t have anything to wear” mood with that side of my closet.
But, in the interim, I thought we could talk about office appropriate casual Friday outfits for spring. As I’ve mentioned before, my office is on what I would call the “business formal light” side meaning we generally wear skirts, dresses, and work pants Monday through Thursday, but are allowed to dress snappy casual on Fridays—aka we can wear jeans, so I often do.
Black jeans are usually my go-to since they’re a little more formal, and recently, I’ve been loving these LOFT modern skinny jeans with an unfinished hem. They don’t stretch out throughout the day and don’t fade with washes—I seriously can’t recommend them enough. (FYI—I’m 5’4″ and buy the petite length.) And when French Sole sent over these adorable Vandalay Flats, I knew they were the perfect casual Friday shoe since they are classic and understated—perfect for the office—and took no time to break in.
After years of eying it, I finally purchased a J Crew Factory Jean Jacket. It really comes in handy this time of year when it’s chilly on the morning and evening commute and it helps make all those camis like this gingham one office appropriate. If it’s a warm evening, all I have to do to go from desk to drinks is lose the jacket.
I realize it is kind of cruel to talk about casual Fridays on a Monday, but I hope you all have a fun week on deck until we find ourselves at the weekend again. I’m heading to happy hour tonight with a former coworker, hitting up spin class a couple of times this week, and then on Thursday, I am heading to the Create + Cultivate Conference in New York City. Hope you have a good one! x
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French Sole Vandalay Shoes c/o
(blue here, white here, black here, gold here)
J Crew Factory Jean Jacket
LOFT Modern Skinny Jeans—Regular Length & Petite Length
Old Navy Gingham Cami—similar here and here
BP Mirrored Aviators
Stella & Dot The Wishing Necklace
Timex Women’s Peyton Watch c/o
Madewell The Prague Satchel
Photos by Kimberly Graydon