Business Casual in Black

We all know the importance of owning a little black dress. But as DC residents, black isn’t just for formal occasions–it’s part of our daily wardrobe! Here is a little outfit I put together that’s business casual but, in my opinion, not boring.


My skirt is old from LOFT and is fun for both work and going out. My friends and I all love shopping at LOFT for both workwear and loungewear (although I had never shopped there at all until after college and had always thought of it as too “old” before I realized that they had such cute stuff!). My necklace is from Francesca’s (love their accessories), and I’ve linked a similar style.

I remember being younger and dreading workwear because I thought it all sounded so boring (skinny jeans + colorful shirts = much better). But I’ve actually enjoyed shopping for more “grown up” styles over the years and thankfully have always worked in creative environments where a little color and pizzaz isn’t frowned upon.


What do you guys think about these sunglasses? I posted on Instagram that my one and only pair of sunglasses (seriously- I only owned one pair other than maybe a cheap plastic pair from college!) fell into the Tidal Basin. Like, talk about a DC moment. I’d had those babies for five years and they survived a semester abroad, NYC, part of college, grad school…come on! So while I am waiting to place an order for a new pair (I generally wear prescription lenses, so the process takes a bit longer), I am having fun with these trendy ones from Marshall’s!


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