Winter Workwear Capsule: business casual looks from LOFT
It’s capsule time!! I asked what you wanted to see and it was an overwhelming vote for LOFT & business casual so I decided to do a fun and colorful mix up for the new year. As a business professional I always wanted to find items that I could wear to work but then dress down for the weekend. In the past year I have become a MAJOR LOFT addict because of their great sales, selection of cute workwear/ weekend wear and size inclusiveness.
This capsule includes 8 core pieces from LOFT (4 tops/ 4 bottoms) with 4 jackets/ vests to layer and 4 pairs of shoes (I did wear a bootie in one of the skirt pics because I liked it better but you see what you love!)
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I will be completely honest, over the past month I have gained a good 5-8 stress pounds. Staying up too late getting everything done for the holidays, lots of wine and cheeseboards and poof I’m fluffy feeling once again. If you are in the same boat I love that LOFT has petite, plus and even maternity sizing set no matter what your body is currently doing they have us covered!
Let’s also talk sizing, I’m 5’5 and typically wear a size M/10 top, I’m a 36DD so I do have to worry about items being tighter across the chest or too low cut. In LOFT bottoms I’m closer to a true 12 these days and I prefer the petite for length and modern fit since my hips are smaller and thighs bigger.
Here is how each item fit:
- Green Puff Sleeve Blouse, tts M
- Pink Stitched Yoke Sweater, tts M
- Pintucked Knit Henley Blouse, tts M
- Pearlized Cuff Sweater, tts M
- Skinny Ankle Pant, tts 12 Petite modern fit
- Plaid Pocket Shift Skirt, size up if in-between 12
- Slim Pocket Skinny Jeans in Vivid Dark Indigo Wash, tts 12 Petite modern fit
- Velvet Skinny Pant, tts 31 Petite modern fit (these are almost all sold out so another option could be these slim ankle pants these size up if in-between. Another alternative are these Target green velvet pants.
Here is where I started adding in a few non LOFT items to these looks and add some additional color and layers.
- LOFT Fur Vest tts, M (this keeps selling out so I found an affordable alternative here)
- J.Crew Factory Plaid Vest, tts M
- J.Crew Factory Pink Coat, tts 10
- J.Crew Factory School boy Blazer, tts 10
- Rothy’s Pointed Toe in Chili Red size up at least 1/2 (get $20 off your first order here)
- Vince Camuto Nestel Knee High Boot, tts (40% off)
- Steve Madden Feather Loafer Flat in camel suede, size up 1/2
- Sam Edelman Hazel pump in sand leopard, tts
- Ankle Booties for skirt, tts
- Kendra Scott Veronica Hoop in gold
- Kendra Scott Vanessa Gold Multi Strand Necklace in Steel Gray Ombre
- Victoria Emerson sequin wrap in Celebrate & similar boho cuff
- Kendra Scott Fabia Small Gold Statement Earrings in Dichroic Glass
- Similar Tory Burch Red Tote this Dagne Dover is another good red option
- Similar LOFT statement necklace
Outfit #1: Vest, Pink Sweater, Black Skinny Pant, Loafers, Hoop Earrings
Outfit #2: Black Henley, Black Skinny Pant, Red Pointed Toe, Fur Vest, Fabia Earring
Outfit #3: Green puff sleeve blouse, Black Skinny Pant, Leopard Heels, Hoop Earrings
Outfit #4: Pearl Cuff Sweater, Black Skinny Pant, Red Pointed Toe, Red Tote, Similar Loft Statement Necklace, Hoop Earrings
I started the capsule with the LOFT skinny black ankle pant because I feel like these are a wardrobe staple and a great pair of pants to mix and match with. These have a nice thicker waistband and seaming down the back of the leg to elevate the look.
These pants fit me the best in the modern fit since my hips are not curvy and I have larger thighs. I size up to 12 for the petite length at 5’5 they hit right at my ankle. Now I know it’s winter and several of you have asked for full length pants. The LOFT straight leg pant or trouser pant (with a bit of a bootcut) are also GREAT options and fit very similar to these.
Outfit #5: Blazer, Pink Sweater, Green Puff Sleeve Blouse, Green velvet pant, leopard pump, hoop earring
Outfit #6: Black Henley, Plaid Vest, Green Velvet Pant, Knee High Boots
Outfit #7: Pearl Cuff Sweater, Green Velvet Pant, Red Tote, Leopard Heels
These green velvet pants are so fun for winter and dress up any outfit. Unfortunately they are selling out quick so there are a few alternative green pants from LOFT but none that are exactly this tone of green. These slim ankle pants fit very similar to the black pair and can be mixed in pretty easily instead of the velvet. These do run a little small so size up if in-between, I have them in 12 petite.
Outfit #8: Blazer, Pink sweater, Jeans, Red Pointed Toe, Red Tote, Hoop Earrings
Outfit #9: Black Henley, Jeans, Leopard belt, Knee High Boots, Fur Vest, Fabia Earrings, Sequin wrap bracelet & boho cuff
Outfit #10: Blazer, Green Puff Sleeve Blouse, Jeans, Leopard Pumps, Hoop Earrings
Outfit #11: Pearl Sleeve Sweater, Jeans, Red Pointed Toe, Pink Jacket, Hoop Earrings
Now every time I ask do you want to see business or casual it’s a lot of business casual with some casual mixed in so I’ve been trying to add looks with jeans in every capsule. These LOFT jeans are PERFECT for a workplace where a “professional” looking jean is acceptable. Now the day that I took these pictures it was super overcast and I had to brighten a lot of the colors so know that these are a little less blue in person than what you see here.
I also I paired the blazer with a few of these looks because if you are in a business casual environment and can wear jeans I like to dress up the look a bit with a blazer.
Puff Sleeve Blouse detail (keep in mind all jackets run long in the arms for me so this is cuffed up to see detail)
Outfit #12: Pink Sweater, Skirt, Tights, Ankle Bootie, Red Tote
Outfit #13: Black Henley, Skirt, Pink Coat, Knee High Boots
Outfit #14: Pearl Sleeve Sweater, Skirt, Red Pointed Toe, Red Tote
Now this skirt jumped at me because of the fun colors and gorgeous plaid. The only downfall is it is a bit shorter than what I would typically wear to work BUT if you have a business casual environment you can get away with this one. During the winter I would pair this with some thicker black tights and ankle booties but as the weather warms up (or in TX we can get random warm days) knee high boots or flats also look cute.
This skirt is lined, has a brushed flannel feel and gold button details. I like that it’s a good a-line but does run a bit small so definitely size up if you want to tuck in sweaters and shirts.
Stitched Yolk detail of pink sweater and gold buttons on skirt
If you love this colorful business casual workwear capsule, let me know in the comments below!
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