For those days at the office when you won’t be stuck in the boardroom all day, you want outfits that say you are stylish, yet you mean business. Here’s a simple style recipe for what to wear over forty for casual career dressing.
Navy Knit Dress + Black Jacket + Opaque Hose + Black Leather Boots + Leather Bag
A Cute Sweater Dress
A dark dress is always an excellent and suitable replacement for a business suit. If you have a casual workplace then a knit dress, like this navy sweater dress is appropriate.
It has a simple cut, it’s not too tight and it reads casual but conservative. To keep the refined look accessorize with a long pewter necklace. It gives the outfit punch without being gaudy.
Give It The Boot!
A simple, tall black boot will take you far! If you want to keep the look businesslike then make sure you choose a good quality leather boots that streamlined and free of too much hardware.
Short booties are trendy but don’t flatter everyone. Make sure to wear them with black opaque hose and not nude ones
The Little Black Blazer Means Business.
Forget those old stories about black not working with navy. This navy dress paired with a black jacket and accessories is a very classy look for business.
Fit is the key. A boxy jacket can make you look matronly, so look for jackets that have darts to help nip in the waist, creating contour. The more fitted the blazer, the more feminine it looks. This jacket has 3/4 length sleeves which also help give it a casual vibe.
Remember that the blazer is a business attire essential for women over 40 because it adds structure to your softer , rounder 40+ body and projects authority.
It’s In The Bag!
An oversized satchel is today’s modern briefcase. The size and shape of this handbag give it a casual feel that works well with the boots. The gold hardware dresses it up a bit to make it work with the dress. It has both a handle and strap to make it versatile and easy to carry.
Dress To Impress!
Classic, high quality pieces can be added to your wardrobe and mixed and matched with other items. They help balance out items of a lesser quality making the overall look great for work. Add them in slowly to save money.
What do you wear when it comes to casual career dressing? Please comment below and let me know.