Now’s the Time to Master the Art of the Casually Cool Office Outfit

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What is considered a casual work outfit in 2021, might look a little differently than in years past. Even the typically suited Wall Street bankers are returning back to their lower Manhattan cubicles without the usual uniform of pristine blazers and trousers. Instead, they’re opting for untucked oxfords and—dare I say it—jeans. Even leather shoes are taking a backseat to sneakers.

Fashion often speaks to the times, and this unprecedented era is certainly no different. There’s no need to abandon the comfort we’ve grown to love over the last year; that easy-going attitude is making its way from Zoom calls and into the boardroom. Now, before you start reaching for those sweatpants again, you should know that the relaxed, modern take on dressing for the office isn’t exactly as casual as those roll-out-of-bed moments. It’s indeed much more elevated, but there’s still a refreshing emphasis on oversized silhouettes and an influx of comfortable shoe options, which echo the same feel-good sentiments as our work-from-home style.

Just take a look at some of the fashion editors, who recently attended their first in-person runway presentation post lockdown. Pencil skirts were given an effortlessly cool spin and paired with the best white T-shirts; suiting was reimagined in slouchy, roomy proportions that could rival the coziest of hoodies.

If you, too, are ready to bring a bit more comfort to your 9 to 5 wardrobe, shop our edits for nine casual work outfits.

Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

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Re/Done x Hanes The Class Tee shirt

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Raey belted A-line wool wrap skirt

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Manolo Blahnik Carolyne suede mulesPhotographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

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Sea New York Claudine tank

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Gucci wide-leg appliquéd high-rise wide-leg jeans

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Madewell Perfect leather belt

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Saint Laurent Tribute leather sandalsPhotographed by Gianluca Senese

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Homme Plissé Issey Miyake block shirt

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Pleats Please Issey Miyake Calla midi dress

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Tom Ford Henry round sunglasses

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Alexander McQueen suede-trimmed leather exaggerated-sole sneakersPhotographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

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Jacquemus La Veste Novio blazer

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Jacquemus Le Pantalon Sauge trousers

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Saint Laurent Uptown leather clutch

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New Balance M990vs2 embroidered suede mesh and leather sneakersPhotographed by Gianluca Senese

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Banana Republic oversized tech-stretch shirt

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Le Sirenuse Positano Jane pleated embroidered linen skirt

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Ray-Ban square sunglasses

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Castañer Carina 100 striped espadrille wedgesPhotographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

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Dorothee Schumacher Refreshing Ambition wool-blend blazer

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Tory Burch Jessa leather loafers

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Bottega Veneta Intrecciato leather zip pouchPhotographed by Gianluca Senese

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Everlane The Clean silk short-sleeve shirt

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Jil Sander asymmetric cotton midi wrap skirt

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Loewe Slit Raffia leather tote

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Birkenstock + Net-A-Porter Arizona leather sandalsPhotographed by Acielle / Style du Monde

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Loulou Studio Ficaja double-breasted pinstriped blazer

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Loulou Studio Moretta pleated pinstriped stretch wool pants

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Neous Crux leather belt bag

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Photographed by Gianluca Senese

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Etro paisley-print buttoned shirt

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Etro tiered paisley-print cotton-blend poplin maxi skirt

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