How to Wear Khakis in the Workplace
I bought the skirt pictured here from a local Goodwill store and it’s become one of my favorite work items. For a casual look, I paired it with a cotton tee in a perfect summer color and added a scarf because it gets cool in my office. A short-sleeved blazer (also thrifted) adds the perfect touch of professionalism. The key here is layering. This look can work for any office setting by adding (or subtracting) a few items.
If you want to put the ‘business’ back in this casual look, pair the skirt with a cotton button-up shirt. As you can see, button-ups don’t have to be boring! Goodwill retail stores have a wide variety of colors, cuts and styles for you to choose from, such as this ruffled Ralph Lauren button-up. The Ralph Lauren brand is great for those of us with long arms. Remember, the fit makes the biggest difference in the overall look of your outfit.
How do you style your khakis?
Nakisha Ann Hall (pen name Ann Bouvier) is a makeup artist, corporate wardrobe stylist and trainer who travels across the country engaging audiences on various beauty and career topics. Follow her style via her blog www.theprofashionalist.com.