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Before I started blogging full-time, I worked a few marketing gigs for media groups and software companies in Northern Virginia. When I first graduated from college, I thought that I would have to buy an endless amount of suits to wear to work. Turns out, I was wrong.
One surprising thing about the D.C. area? Every single company I worked for had a business casual dress code — some places were a lot more casual than others! Instead of buying an entire new wardrobe of pantsuits and business separates, I was able to wear my nicest jeans on Fridays and could mix in my weekend and work wear at other times. The first place I shopped to build my work wardrobe after I graduated 5 years ago? It was LOFT, of course! 23-year-old Alicia signed up for a LOFT credit card, and slowly but surely started building her work wardrobe.
I knew the first thing I needed was a solid pair of dress pants. I’ve been a huge fan of the selection of skinny pants at LOFT: they’re incredibly flattering, and they now come in both Petite and Plus sizes, meaning there’s a skinny pant for every girl out there. I’m also a huge fan of the tie-waist pants that Annaliese styled — the more relaxed fit is right up my alley!
Some other work essentials that I’ve picked up at LOFT over the years for my business casual work outfits? I’ve always been impressed with the quality of their blazers, and I always think it’s important to stock up on sweaters for fall. I also like to pick up a few pieces that I can wear both to work and on the weekend, like this cozy plaid scarf.
Trust me: business casual work outfits don’t have to be stuffy or boring!