Wondering how to pull off the perfect business casual look without the normal suit jacket and chinos? Look no further than to this week’s Fashionisto. This perfect pairing of black and white show how individual pieces can come together to create a fabulous outfit. This look is ideal for an internship, interview or those days you just feel like looking boss.
Start with a classic black blazer or simple jacket. If you don’t already have one— props to you for going so long without one. Both are necessities for any wardrobe and can be worn year after year because of their classic and timeless designs. Next, add your favorite white button-up. Try to look for shirts with extra design details. The shirt worn by this Fashionisto is great because of its geometric design on both the cuffs and collar. The added pattern adds needed detail to the monochrome outfit.
During the colder months, add an extra layer to your outfit by putting on a black cardigan. Not only will the knit add warmth, it will allow you to add a different fabric to your outfit making it visually interesting to the eye. A cardigan is also a piece where color can be incorporated into an outfit. A pop of blue, for example, would be a great alternative. Finish off the look by wearing tailored dress pants and simple black loafers. All of these items should be in your closet already, so go try them on!
Hint: Don’t forget to spend the time getting your dress pants fitted properly. A poor fit will ruin the entire outfit. You’re better off sticking to chinos then saggy dress pants. If it might be hard to find a tailor on campus, reach out to upperclassmen for their advice on who to contact.