Welcome to my sunporch. Are you getting sick and tired of these photos yet? I only have a couple more photos taken here, but the rains forced me to be like a Marine, adapt, and overcome! Lol! Today, I am continuing a post about what to wear on a cool and crisp Saturday Fall morning. That post showed a casual outfit, but today, I am showing you a business casual and a dressy look with the same pair of versatile pants.
According to the dictionary, business casual is defined as “a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear, but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression.” Business casual is what most workplaces require unless you have a uniform or need to wear a suit. Business casual attire looks polished and put together, and it is appropriate for most situations.
I consider this gorgeous silk Cheetah print poncho more dressy than business casual. You might wear silk to work, but I wouldn’t. Of course, I worked in a hardware company that mixed paint and dealt with contractors. Your job might be a little more boogie than mine was. Lol!
This silk poncho is elegant looking and comfortable at the same time. I love that the sides are stitched so that you don’t have to worry about your sides showing. The colors are gorgeous and perfect for fall, but this is very lightweight and could also be worn in spring and summer. I am wearing the S/M, and it fits me well. It is also available in an L/XL if that is the size that you need.
Here is the back view of the silk poncho, and it shows a great view of the Cheetahs and other designs. You can also see the stitching that goes up the sides if you look closely.
Even though the silk poncho is a showstopper, I still wanted to add a tiny bit of jewelry to my look. The long faux-pearl double-strand necklace is one that you will wear repeatedly. It is simple and elegant, and it looks great with anything. I’m also wearing my AVI gold large hoops for my earrings. I know that you are shocked. Lol!
Now, let’s move on to what I consider business casual. This floral print sweater is gorgeous, and the colors are very feminine. I love the different shades of pink, and the small amount of yellow gives the sweater a lot of visual interest. This is a lightweight knit sweater, perfect for early fall when the temperatures are just starting to get cool.
The neckline is a bateau or a wide scoop, and this is a neckline that works for me. It does help to elongate the neck, but it also helps to create curves. The wide neckline tricks the eye into thinking that your shoulders are wider than they appear, and that makes your waistline appear smaller. If you are an inverted triangle and your shoulders are wider than your hips, then a v-neckline is the better choice for you. I am wearing a size 1 in the sweater, and I see that sizes are already limited. So, I’ll link to some similar ones for you.
Here is how the sweater looks with the pants. These black side-vent pants are great, and I love the Ponte knit material. These pants are so comfortable that you could wear them around the house. The crazy thing is, they look so great that you could wear them to a dressy occasion. Talk about versatile pants!
The Ponte fabric is powered by exclusive So Slimming® Hidden Fit technology that slims and smooths at the tummy. Can I get a huge THANK YOU for this technology? The pants have a slim fit, but they aren’t skinny pants. I am wearing a size 1, and the fit is perfect! These pants come in several colors, and I also bought the Cranberry Spice pair since I think they will look great this fall and winter.
I bought these block heel shoes last year, so they are no longer on the website. The block heel is great for a business casual look since they look professional and are stable to walk in. Here are some similar shoes.
These Tory Burch wedges are a smidge more dressy. The gold double T medallion is eyecatching, and it looks great with the gold print poncho. I love a wedge dress shoe because it is the easiest heel to walk in. For those who don’t do high heels, you might want to try a wedge instead. These run true to size, and I am wearing my usual size 9.
Which was your favorite look? The dressier poncho, the business casual floral sweater, or the soft and cozy hoodie? I have a hard time deciding between the three.
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