The Perfect Guide To Mastering the Art of Business Casual

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Step into the modern world of workwear with the revolutionary trend that has taken the business world by storm – business casual.

No more grappling with the confusion of traditional dress codes; instead, embrace the ease of effortless style that defines this contemporary approach to professional style.

The seismic impact of COVID-19 has not only reshaped the way we work but also transformed our perceptions of what constitutes appropriate office attire. In this new era, ‘business casual’ has emerged as the go-to choice for business professionals, ushering in an era where three-piece suits are no longer mandatory, and a more relaxed, yet still sharp, look is encouraged. 

Adapting to this shift, especially for those who have grown accustomed to Zoom calls in tailored shirts while breaking free from the comfort of loungewear, can be a daunting task. But fear not, for we are here to guide you through this exciting but unfamiliar territory. 

What Exactly Is Business Casual? 

It’s the sweet spot between classic suits and weekend jeans—a modern, relaxed, and professional look that strikes the perfect balance. Picture partners in law firms swapping their suits for tailored knitwear and well-fitted trousers. This is the essence of business casual. 

Creating an ideal business casual wardrobe is an art, and we consider ourselves masters of it. It’s about achieving polish without going overboard—a delicate balance between effort and ease. We’re not suggesting you ditch the suit entirely; instead, consider the transformative power of a sports jacket or quarter zip paired with tailored trousers for the less formal days in the office.  


Signature Shirts 

When it comes to shirts, a blend of blues and whites is essential for versatility. As winter calls for layering, our irresistibly soft merino wool sweaters become a must-have. Pair them with denim jeans or lightweight chinos for a simple yet comfortable look that exudes sophistication. 


Trousers Take Center Stage 

Trousers complete the ensemble—opt for smart tapered wool trousers or refined chinos during the workweek, and embrace jeans or lightweight chinos for a more laid-back weekend vibe. The key is to strike a seamless balance between formal and casual, effortlessly blending the borders of traditional and contemporary. 


Wondering how Alexandra Wood can curate the perfect business casual wardrobe for you? 

We bring modern practicality to Savile Row standards, tailoring our offerings to suit your everyday lifestyle. Don’t just take our word for it—hear it from our satisfied clients: 

“The quality is excellent, and the service first rate.” – Senior Partner, Quinn Emanuel Law Firm 

“Truly bespoke. She is absolutely a cut above!” –  Barrister, Blackstone Chambers 


Discover Alexandra Wood Style Sessions

If navigating the world of business casual still feels like uncharted territory, fear not! Our commitment to your style journey goes beyond words on a page. Elevate your wardrobe effortlessly by booking a personalized style session with us. 

Book your Style Session here.

Step into the world of luxury business casual trends, simplify your life and be the best-dressed professional in the office.  

Leave your wardrobe worries behind with Alexandra Wood! 


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