Business Casual Style

How to Wear a T-Shirt to Work

There are some days I wish I could wear a t-shirt and a pair of old comfy jeans to work.  Though there are plenty of places these days that are laid back enough to rock that outfit, it just wouldn’t be appropriate in my rather conservative office.  However, since I love to push the dress code boundaries, you know I’m going to find a way.  

A popular outfit is to toss a t-shirt under a blazer.  However, I think that tucking something into anything high-waisted looks super classy.  This is the key to pulling off a t-shirt at work.  There is less of the t-shirt showing and a high waist gives an outfit a lot of structure, elevating a casual piece to something that’s more office appropriate.  

I wore a simple, cotton crew neck t-shirt and paired it with trousers that sported all the chic details – high waist, wide leg, tie belt, and a front crease.  The sewn-in crease is an especially convenient detail because it’s easier to iron but also adds a little tradition and sophistication.  The neutral color palette keeps the outfit elegant and also transitions well from summer to fall.   To top it off, a statement necklace dresses up any outfit and adds that special little flair.  And, I do love little flair.     


Top: Target
Bottoms: COS  Similar herehere and here.
Shoes: Joe’s Jeans.  Similar here.
Necklace: J Crew, old.  Love this.

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18 Comments

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    Jordyn Sifferman
    September 7, 2017 at 11:00 pm

    I love the way you dressed up your tee, definitely super classy.

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    Tori
    September 7, 2017 at 8:35 pm

    I love these pants! Totally looking forward to wearing tshirts to work!

    Tori

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    Chelsea Godfrey
    September 7, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    You look so GLAM in your tee and wide leg pants! The colors in this outfit are amazing! I am always throwing a blazer over my graphic tees for the office,

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    Grace
    September 7, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    So perfect!!

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    The Southern Thing
    September 7, 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Such a chic outfit and great way to dress up a t-shirt!

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    Anna
    September 7, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    I love wearing t-shirts to work! This is such a cute way to rock it – seriously loving those pants!

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    Cameron - Diary of a Southern Millennial
    September 7, 2017 at 11:27 am

    Love the outfit and those shoes are so cute!

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    Allison
    September 7, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Obsessed with how you styled this! I clearly need to wear more Tshirts to work!

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      Prerana
      September 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Hahaha.. You should! I’m wearing one right now (under a blazer this time) 😊

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    Maegan Clark
    September 6, 2017 at 10:03 pm

    Yes! I love these types of outfits! I work in a professional yet casual place so this would be perfect for me.

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      Prerana
      September 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

      Exactly! There are so many variants these days, so I like to mix things up!

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    Samantha | The Life You Love Blog
    September 6, 2017 at 9:57 pm

    This is a super cute, casual professional outfit! Perfect way to match a t-shirt with professional pants.

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    trecee hutchinson
    September 6, 2017 at 9:14 pm

    I wear shirts with my pants and a blazer to work all the time! I think the cut and color of the shirt makes all the difference. I love your outfit!

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      Prerana
      September 7, 2017 at 12:01 pm

      It’s really just a simple cotton tee – but I went for something neutral and a crew neck, so it’s not the most obvious looking t-shirt.

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    Emily
    September 6, 2017 at 7:36 pm

    Love this idea- I have similar pants and I’ll definitely try pairing them with plain t-shirts for work!
    -Emily
    http://norepeatsorhesitations.com

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      Prerana
      September 7, 2017 at 12:02 pm

      Let me know how it works out!

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    Tilley Hanson
    September 6, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    This look is so chic and you are stunning!

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      Prerana
      September 7, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Thank you!

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