Work Leisure: A Style Guide for the New Business Casual

Is the return to in-office work giving you wardrobe woes? Office dress codes may be (thankfully!) more relaxed, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t aim for style and sophistication. And we’ll let you in on a little secret, you can look your best and feel your best too, with effortless styles that let you focus on the project at hand. So kick off those bunny slippers (they’ll be there when you get home) and get ready to take on the day with our guide to stress-free style.


Polished but relaxed: meet your next fave top.

Breathe fresh air into your wardrobe with a top they haven’t seen in every Zoom call. A gorgeous drape or a detailed sleeve are unfussy solutions to elevating a simple look. Keep the structure without sacrificing softness with our Laurel top in our favorite Ohm Terry, or choose the Keira top for a relaxed but still polished look.

Just a touch of tailoring: pants that anchor any look.

Don’t worry- you won’t have to give up the comfort of sweatpants just to make a good impression. We've elevated our softest fabrics with a few polished elements that give them that just-tailored-enough look to take you from the top of your commute to anywhere your day takes you. Try our Walter pant for a classic workplace silhouette without the stuffiness or our Vera jogger for a clean line with a cozy fit. 

Keep it flexible: don’t forget a layer for seamless transitions.

Grabbing an extra layer on your way out the door is the key to ready-for-anything dressing whether it’s the overenthusiastic office air conditioner, a surprise pop in from the higher ups or a meeting with a key client. Our Elle Blazer offers a refreshing take on a seasonless classic, or add an extra layer without the weight with the Kayla Cardi in a breathable cotton-linen blend.

Timeless. Seasonless. Stressless

Heading back to the office doesn’t have to make a hassle out of getting dressed in the morning. If the last year (and longer) has taught us anything, it’s to focus on what really matters. Creating your back-to-office wardrobe can be an opportunity to streamline your style and cut back on the clutter. That’s why we obsess over every design and fabric to make sure that when you start your day, you only have good choices. Once you’re dressed, the rest is up to you.

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