(Closed) What does “smart casual” mean for girls?

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Penciil skirt with nice polo shirt and pumps, tailored jackets with khaki capri pants, wrap dresses, stuff like that. You just want to look well put together without looking like a full on CEO.

 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I would err on the side of more professional. Don’t wear a suit, but it would be good to include one traditional-type element. For example, a vest with a fun or colorful blouse underneath. A shirtdress, instead of a skirt suit. A jacket with non-matching bottoms.

No jeans.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Wear your pencil skirt with a button down shirt and bring a cardigan.  Not sky-high pumps, just something comfy.

Alternatively, if you have a plain black dress made of stretchy material, weare that, a cardigan, and flats.  Something like this:

Post # 7
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@VickyAurea: There are plenty of other options, those were just some suggestions to give you a visual.

If all else fails just wear some nice pants and a button down and some cute accessories.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I don’t have any advice, but I’m in the same boat. I have super dressy, and I have casual; none of them can be mixed together successfully. :/ 

Post # 9
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@VickyAurea: maybe your interview dress with ballet flats or low pumps and a cardigan?  

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@VickyAurea:  You could wear a jumper (which I think is like a sweater)?? with some cute cropped black pants and pumps or flats.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Try a pants suit with flats.  Your top could be a dressy knit or a short-sleeve sweater.  You could put your pencil skirt with a belted tunic/sweater.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Google it i am sure they would have tons of images.

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Well if you really don’t think you have anything maybe you’ll have to go shopping. You can put together a really cute Target outfit for about 30 bucks.

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Maybe you could try on a few things that you think might be possibilities and post them for us.  We can tell you if we think they’re “smart casual” or not.

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would think “smart casual” probably means business casual, something business-y but short of a suit. So nice pants and nice sweater or blouse, skirt + shirt/sweater, but not a suit.

Judging from that description (group activities) it may be easiest to wear pants/flats in case there is any sitting on the group or standing around all day doing activities.

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