Although I work from home on a regular basis, I have to admit that I miss the occasional lunch meeting and traveling to work with brands. That’s why I’m so excited that things are slowly returning back to normal. With that in mind, now is probably a good time to start thinking about what to wear to the office, especially if you spent the past year working in loungewear. If you’re not sure where to begin, I’m sharing some of the ways you can easily freshen up your business casual looks this spring. I pulled together a ton of pieces from Express because I honestly believe they’re one of the best spots to grab polished yet wearable garments that are affordable. I also never fail to find something new that inspires my workwear wardrobe. Keep scrolling for my latest and greatest finds.
1. Freshen up with linen pieces
I love wearing tailored pieces, but they can sometimes feel too heavy around this timeframe. Switching up your traditional workwear pieces for linen will give you that updated, on-trend look without weighing you down on a hot afternoon. I’m obsessed with this Express linen set (here and here). It works together or separately for office meetings, Friday meet-ups, and weekend occasions.
2. Mix in easy everyday tops
If you’re looking beyond collared tops and trousers, consider mixing in easy, everyday pieces into your looks. I’ve been very into Express’ body contour tops because they feel like second skin, tuck you in all the right places, and look amazing under modern blazers and denim. This one-shoulder tank is something I’d take into the office – and also transition to a night out.
3. Shop work to weekend dresses
If you’re looking to skip traditional workwear completely, you’ll love these easy, versatile dresses from Express that you can throw on any day of the week. Just add heels and a light jacket to complete your look.
4. Incorporate trendy footwear
One of the things I missed most during quarantine was being able to wear my heels. With all the fun footwear trends taking over this spring, you’ll definitely want to update your office attire with the latest styles. Think braided details, wraparound straps, and chic slides. These Express slides are all you need to level up your looks.
This post is sponsored by Express.