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Back to the Office in Our Business Casual Wear

Business Casual for Women

Within any Minx’s work wardrobe there is array of subtle personality shifts and levels of professional formality. We dress depending on our anticipated day: will there be an important meeting? Will we be dashing from work to a date, to the grocery store, to the airport? Will it be a high powered day at work or a laid back and more casual one?

Optimus Prime Gave Us this Mission for Our Work Wardrobe

Transformer Sweater, THML

There is very little that can compete with the understated elegance of a pullover sweater. Here we have our Transformer pullover sweater. It is fun, fresh and functional! The geometric, four tone, color block design creates the perfect combination of modern edge and classic nostalgia.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Pullover sweaters looks great with trousers and skirts that hit at the natural waistline. They are just as easily paired with a lower rise bottom when layered over a oxford style shirt, tunic, or under layer tank or tee. We love the pullover sweater to go over a short dress as well, as we highlighted in our recent post about how to build a wardrobe. The diversity of styles that this pullover sweater can achieve, not to mention the striking resemblance that the geometric design has with Optimus Prime’s emblem, truly makes this the Transformer sweater!

How to Put Together a Business Casual Outfit

Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun

What is really meant by business casual? There is no one definitive answer. However, there are some basic guidelines that we stand behind. One cringes against the perfunctory image of Hawaiian Shirt Fridays. Or does one? Good food for thought: how to update the Hawaiian shirt. Let’s file that away for now, put it under the category: the fun fashion challenge we bestow upon all you Minxs. But, in all seriousness, casual work attire can truly only be a few notches down the causal ladder from everyday work attire.

Transformer Sweater, THML

Again, The Importance of Shoes for Office Fashion

Let us not forget how paramount shoes are to any outfit. Ultimately, what image your outfit conveys hinges on what shoes accompany it. Even when we wish this wasn’t true: it is.

Here we have our work causal attire paired with slip-on sneakers. It conveys more of a weekend appeal in truth. Even if your work attire is causal, a Minx might want to make a slightly more professional statement with her shoes. Perhaps flats. Not a huge change in comfort, but quite noticeable in perception.

Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita

Then, as a Minx heads out of work, and off on a weekender adventure, she can reach into her overstuffed and always loyal shoulder bag, and swap out the flats for her trusty sneakers.

Locked and loaded this Minx is ready for her work casual look to transform. Like Optimus Prime, she is ready to duck out of her giant robot form and sink into the comfort of her semi truck form as she tears down the highways into the glow of the Friday evening sun!

Find parts of this look on Minxasheville.com and the rest in our downtown Asheville boutique!

Transformer Crewneck Sweater, THML – $75
Sheer Tori Tunic, Fun 2 Fun – $38
Harmony Wide Leg Capris, Wells Grace – $40
Pony Hair Side Satchel, Minx
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

Big thanks to our newest contributor Amelia Brommer for the post, Paola Nazati Photography for the images, and Breanna for modeling!

Quiet Mornings in Greylin and Neuw Denim

Greylin Sweater Luna Sol Toya Cuff Neuw Denim Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans Dolce Vita Gibsin Perforated Sneakers Most of this look can be found in our downtown Asheville boutique. The shoes are available on minxasheville.com!

Viv Graphic Sweater, Greylin – $105
Oatmeal Scoop Neck T-shirt, Dex – $26
Sister Ray Boyfriend Jeans, Neuw Denim – $114
Handcut and dyed Toya Cuff, Lunasol – $88
Gibsin Perforated Sneakers, Dolce Vita – $67

Thanks to Grace for modeling, Minx HQ’s beautiful office space, and Paola Nazati Photography.

 

Make waves in our new faves.

Make waves in some of our favorite new pieces from Angie, Shae and Seychelles.  Angie’s perfectly aqua, tulip-hemmed shorts hit a little high on the waist, and the pleats give them a sweet vintage feel.  Shae’s taupe and black striped cardigan is a must-have for cardi-collectors and stripe addicts alike.  Seychelles’ Freesia t-strap flats are some of the best we’ve seen this season, bringing this cool spring look together without overdoing it!

aqua shorts, Angie – $41
black camisole, Nikibiki – $22
striped cardigan, Shae – $108
Freesia sandals, Seychelles – 88
vintage button cocktail ring – $88
looking glass necklace, Ax + Apple – $75

Special thanks to our guest model, Hillary Johnson; Rae Whitlock at Studio Chavarria, hairstyling; and Paola Nazati, photography.