Great in Green
Go with green and you’ll look great.
Casual client, or just need to be more comfortable? For business casual days I often enjoy grabbing a casual work dress and pair it with a cardigan sweater and flats.
While this dress has a militaristic sense – both due to the color and details, all the pockets and snaps (even in gold) make it come across as more casual than a standard sheath dress. Matching the olive green with a classic neutral (black) lets it still be polished and professional, and office appropriate.
I found this dress in 2010 while still at my first job – when business casual was as formal as was needed onsite with clients (software tech company – implementing software). I loved that it offered a pulled together look, while still being extremely comfortable – it has stretch. My sweater is a staple in my wardrobe (I’ve gone through many black cardigans through the years because I wear them so frequently – but this one I bought in January 2018).
My flats were a treat to myself before a really important multi-day conference in 2014 where I was going to be walking / on my feet all day long. I love them – and still wear them all the time, but turns out that they don’t offer any arch support, and my feet / posture has acclimated through the years to heels (even my chiropractor cleared me for stilettos – told me I’m the only person he’s ever seen who is more stable in heels than flats), so instead of sore balls of my feet, I ended up with a case of plantar fasciitis – moral of the story, don’t wear any shoe for 12 + hours a day, and use a golf ball to roll out your feet every evening!
Because it’s fall, I opted for a neutral hosiery option – once temperatures drop into the 60’s / 70’s I always wear a pair – they help outfits look more polished, and seasonally appropriate. And if you have a conservative client, or work for a reserved firm – they are a necessity!
Gravitate towards green, and gradually get ready for fall.
All my best,