Climbing the ladder to the top isn’t always easy – especially since pantyhose, high heels, and business suits can be so constricting.
Just as they’ve shaken up the business world by shattering glass ceilings and opening previously closed doors, today’s businesswomen have redefined the office environment. No longer are they confined to the stuffy, menswear-influenced business attire of the 1980’s. They can let their unique personalities and professionalism shine through with fashionable, casual business attire that’s comfy enough to take on anything the workday holds.
Casual Business Attire to Flatter Every Professional Woman
According to a 2015 report from the Society for Human Resources Management, 36 percent of companies allow casual business attire every day – up from 19 percent in 2014. As Millennials continue to stream into the job market and the demand for quality employees increases, expect to see even more companies go casual over the next year.
You can still look incredibly polished at the office by integrating a few comfortable pieces into your work wardrobe:
A fitted jacket, blazer, or vest. If you’re a fan of trouser jeans or flippy skirts and dresses at the office, you can quickly make them meeting-ready by topping them off with a great tailored jacket right before you slip into the conference room. To stay warm and chic, check out the Nylon Traveler’s Jacket, or check out this versatile piece, the Santa Fe Vest.
“The jacket is what gives you some finish and authority,” said the founder of a wardrobe consulting firm to The Wall Street Journal.
A timeless button-up. A great button-up blouse, like the Classic Shirt, pairs perfectly with any bottom you have in your closet, from skirts to jeans. Even better, when you choose one from P. Taylor Clothing, you can be certain it will never bunch up on your arms or around your waist. Plus, you can avoid those embarrassing gaps across your chest that occur with button-ups from other stores.
A pair of Ponte pants. Ponte pants are perfect for women who love leggings but need something more professional for the office. This comfortable double-knit offers both stretch and structure and is virtually wrinkle-free. Add a tunic and jacket or a patterned top and long cardigan for a casual chic look on the go.
A pair of flats. Ok, lots of pairs of flats! Heels are always a sign of a professional woman, but sensible flats can be just as eye-catching and attention-grabbing, especially with so many choices available! Stock up on flowered or animal-print flats to pair with pixie pants or skinny jeans. For a European-influenced look, add flats in a jewel shade to a mid-length skirt and t-shirt. Best of all – no more swollen arches!
P. Taylor Clothing Has Your Business Wardrobe Covered!
You no longer have to give up comfort to look professional at the office. Start building your business attire with great basics from P. Taylor Clothing. We offer a full line of shirts and sweaters perfect for work as well as fashionable outerwear and jackets that can pull your entire look together. Check out our online store for great offers on our most popular office attire, and find a boutique near you to shop our current collections.