Post # 1
I got a call today to come in for a meeting tomorrow. I was told it is not a job interview and that it was casual. The caller said there was no need for me to dress formally, casual was fine.
This makes it even harder for me to chose an outfit. Are jeans too casual? Would black denim be ok? Boots? I was thinking a flowing print blouse and a black or grey leather jacket would work and possibly black skinny jeans and boots.
But any suggestions are welcome, I feel kinda lost on this. My usual casual attire is not something I’d go to a meeting in.
Post # 3
I’d suggest dark skinny jeans with boots, a nice top and a cute blazer?
Post # 4
Whenever I’m in a situation I don’t really know what to wear I usually wear a dress. I have a shirt dress that I pair with flats that works well for both.
This may be crappy advice but I always think about Lauren Conrad, lol. I feel like she pulls off casual/dressy really well. Black Jeans and a blazer or cardigan is always a good option.
Post # 5
@Mrs. Mustang: I would say it’s better to be overdressed than underdressed. If I was in your position here’s what I would wear as a play on what you’ve already suggested:
Black skinny jeans with closed toed heels and a blouse with a grey or pinstriped blazer.
This way when you arrive and assess the situation and what others are wearing you can either go into the meeting with or without the blazer.
Post # 6
Black slacks, black shoes not to high, white blouse with blazer or cardigan and classic jewelry.
Not dressy but you can go ANYWHERE in that outfit.
Post # 7
Thanks for all the suggestions, bees! I’m probably going to put all those ideas together into one outfit.
@crystalrae: Keen idea! I’ll be sure to wear a blouse with sleeves
Post # 8
Another option would be something like what you would see in a J Crew catalog. Khakis/chinos/wide leg dark denim trousers with a fun/patterned tee and a fitted blazer. You can roll the sleeves up to make it more casual and add a cute statement necklace. I think this will be fun and casual, but still professional and mature.