My fall smart casual workwear capsule is here!
WHAT IS A WORK CAPSULE?
If you are new to capsule wardrobes, a capsule wardrobe is made up of a few essential items that don’t go out of style and can be rotated seasonly. With classic, versatile and quality pieces, a capsule wardrobe will minimize your wardrobe and allow you to spend less time getting ready in the morning — while also looking effortlessly chic! [Here’s my personal capsule I put together each season.]
SMART CASUAL CASUAL DRESS CODE
The term ‘smart casual’ can be a little vague, but to put it simply, a smart casual dress code consists of well-fitting, polished pieces that are less formal than business casual and business professional wear.
I think this dress code applies well for those who might not have a strict dress code [or any dress code] at your office, but you still want to look professional.
I consider my personal style to be a mix of casual and smart casual so you’ll find many of these pieces in my personal capsules/styled on my Instagram — so these staples don’t just need to be worn at work! For example, wear the black silk blouse with white jeans and black slingbacks for a dinner date, or throw on black leather trousers for drinks with the girls!
THE SMART CASUAL WORKWEAR CAPSULE
For my workwear capsules, I created small capsules consisting of just the essentials. Of course one will have a few more pieces than this, but you’ll probably find that these items will help you create about 90% of your work outfits.
You’ll find it is nearly identical to the business casual capsule.
CONSIDER YOUR DRESS CODE WHEN CREATING YOUR CAPSULE
I realize that dress code polices will vary slightly across companies/industries, so I’ve included a variety of styles in my recommendations below. It’s important to remember that the style of an item can change the formality of a look.
SHOP THE FALL CAPSULE WORKWEAR: SMART CASUAL
*Items are list in priority of recommendation, so the first item shown is the item I own/most similar to the item I own, and then additional favorites/brand recommendations/different price range items are listed next.