Office wear: 5 ways to style a Business Blouse

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Details: Vest Edited the Label // Blouse Noisy May // Jeans Asos // Shoes Steve Madden

In the recent years, a lot has changed in fashion. Especially the Office-wear has evolved tremendously. There are a lot of designers who specializes on chic office looks and true to the motto „clothes make the man“, they style and dress successful bankers, lawyers or CEO’s. Most of the online Shops now have an extra category for office pieces like Asos, Mytheresa, Zalando & Co. Those classic pieces are not only great to style sophisticated and chic office looks, they are a huge fashion trend, too.

Sometimes I’m a little sad, that there is no dress code for working from home. That’s why I love to add style elements from classic office looks to my day-to-day outfits. Of course, the various basics and the styling essentials differ depending on the industry and the position. In the creative sector, for example, there are endless opportunities to style the semi-formal, yet professional look.

Today I show you a look, that is inspired of the „Smart-Casual-Business dress code“ and very easy to style. The fundamental basis of the look is this light blue business blouse. This essential definitely belongs in every woman’s wardrobe- whether you’re working in the economic sector or in a creative agency. It is the basis for many different office looks that are neither stuffy nor intrusive.

I styled my light blue business blouse from Noisy May with a black wool vest from Edited the Label. I paired it with a bright, casual Jeans from Asos and my favorite black heels from Steve Madden (btw: they are on sale right now, get them here). For some nice details, I put one side of the shirt in my jeans. This emphasizes the waist and stretches the leg optically. A look I would wear to a business meeting as well as to an event or in everyday life, too. Eventually, I would replace the high heels with some chic black loafers- I think that would work amazing, too. A thoroughly wearable look that is neither too simple nor too chic.

In order to show you how many different possibilities you have with such a blouse, I’ve styled 5 different looks for you that are all sophisticated yet classy and chic. You see, this basic is the perfect staple piece and very versatile since it works for many different looks and dress codes.

I particularly like the 4th look, which is fashionable, edgy and still classy. Look 3 is cute, comfortable but still professional. The dress from Edited the Label is perfect for combining business blouses, don’t you think? Look 2, however, is a classic office look with a knee-length skirt, black heels and a blazer. But the details are crucial, as in this case, the beautiful scalloped hemline of the skirt. Look 5 is ideal for casual Fridays, or generally for creative professions without any strict prescribes dress code.

Which look do you like most and what are you wearing at your job? Let me know in the comments and enjoy your day!

Love, Valerie

Look 1: The Fashionista

Look 2: The classy office girl

Look 3: Simple and Feminine

Look 4: The Girlboss Outfit

Look 5: Casual Friday Look


Photos by my talented boyfriend Roman Ullrich

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    1. February 2016 at 11:39

    Ein wunderbares Outfit liebe Valerie! Da fühle ich mich gleich inspiriert, mal wieder meine gestreifte Bluse zu tragen. 🙂

    Liebste Grüße
    Rina von Adeline und Gustav

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    1. February 2016 at 12:26

    Tolles Business-Outfit. Die Schuhe sind total schön.

    Liebe Grüße, Bella

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    1. February 2016 at 15:26

    Richtig schöne Ideen!! Ich besitze genau die gleiche Bluse und werde gleich mal versuchen ein paar Outfits umzuwandeln. Zwar muss ich in der Schule nicht immer so schick aussehen aber ein paar mal kann man das schon mal machen!:)

    Look 5 ist mein absoluter Favorit! 🙂
    Alles Liebe

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    1. February 2016 at 15:28

    Mir gefällt Look 3 super gut.tolle Bluse.
    LG Caterina

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    1. February 2016 at 17:14

    Ich liebe solche Hemden, klaue sie ständig meinem Freund 😉
    Genau so eins habe ich auch schon mal auf meinem Blog kombiniert, auch mit Schwarz, das klappt erstaunlich gut.
    Dein Outfit ist super gelungen!

    Nina von

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    1. February 2016 at 23:54

    Boahh wie krass sind bitte diese Fotos, Valerie! Und die Weste 🙂 Cooler Look!

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    2. February 2016 at 7:08

    Great tips ! thanks for sharing 🙂

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    2. February 2016 at 8:50

    Toller Look! Bei den anderen Outfits gefällt mir vor allem das letzte und das dritte Outfit. Auf jeden Fall jede Menge Inspiration für meinen Alltag 😉 Vielen Dank dafür!

    Liebe Grüße
    Lena |

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    3. February 2016 at 7:21

    This office look is great on you! the long vest really makes all the difference. Too bad I cannot wear Jeans to work 🙁

    by the way am I the only one who see 1 look only? I must dig through your website to find out more then!

    Chloe //

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      3. February 2016 at 10:00

      Hey Chloe, the looks are in this article, you maybe have to turn off your ad blocker 🙂

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    5. February 2016 at 3:30

    Thanks for your post, it’s really helpful, office wear is very important for us.

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    9. February 2016 at 21:21

    Wonderful look <3

    xOxo Manon B

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    Jil Tiergarten
    13. April 2016 at 14:50

    Der Post kam zureichten Zeit: Ich hab mir vorgestern eine gestreifte Bluse gegönnt und muss heute Abend ein Event besuchen mit dem Dress Code Smart Casual. Da nehme ich doch gleich Inspiration von deinen vorgeschlagenen Outfits 😉
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      14. April 2016 at 14:28

      Hi liebe Jil 🙂 Danke für dein liebes Feedback. Die Slideshow erstelle ich mit Rewardstyle:)

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