Business Casual without the Bore + H&M Grand Opening

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This post is in partnership with H&M

I'VE GOT TWO FUN THINGS TO SHARE WITH YOU!

   First, for all my Denver babes: H&M is opening a new Denver Location and I've got all the details about grand opening event and perks.

Second, I'm sharing a highly-requested look: a business casual outfit that isn't boring. Get excited.


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casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart

BORE-LESS BIZ CASUAL

IT'S HERE! I'VE HAD MULTIPLE REQUESTS FROM YOU ALL FOR A BUSINESS CASUAL LOOK THAT ISN'T BORING.  

My top two tips for building a biz casual look without the bore are:

 

1. DON'T SHY AWAY FROM BRIGHT COLORS 

Bright colors give your look personality. Adding a little bit of flashy-ness with bright colors is the best way to keep your look fun and interesting. 

PRO TIP: Add bold pops of color, but balance them with a couple classic biz-neutrals like grey, navy, and black accents or pieces.

   

2. MIX PATTERNS & PRINTS LIKE YOU MEAN IT 

If you're a newbie to creating a pattern cocktail, here's the scoop: pick a dominant pattern, then an accent pattern that compliments it. If you want to go bolder with your prints, look for patterns that are larger in scale (i.e. the giant polka dots I'm rocking) or brighter in color. 

casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart

 

H&M GRAND OPENING EVENT DETAILS

THE NEW H&M IS OPENING AT THE SHOPS AT NORTHFIELD STAPLETON, ON DECEMBER 1ST AT NOON!

   

GRAND OPENING EVENT PERKS:

Be one of the first 500 shoppers in line at the opening to receive a gift pass valued from $10 up to $1,000! You can also bring a bag of unwanted clothing items to get 15% off your entire purchase, PLUS be entered to win a $500 gift card. There will also be some awesome deals exclusive to the H&M opening, like pieces on sale from $5-20

casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart
casual chic outfit idea | H&M casual look | polka dot business casual | fashion blogger | never skip brunch | cara newhart

OUTFIT DETAILS

My pattern cocktail includes mixing this fun polka dot tee with a checked long blazer. My pop of bright color comes from these super comfy bright red treggings (trouser-leggings). Accessory-wise I went with a layered necklace combo in gold. I love this necklace pack from H&M because they are actually separate necklaces instead of some multi-strand monstrosity that is tangled 99% of the time.

You can snag all the H&M pieces included in this outfit for under $75.

You can also shop this look via the widget below.

   

What's your favorite bore-less business casual look? Will you be at the H&M opening in Denver?

Leave a comment below, or use #NeverSkipBrunch

P.S. This post is sponsored by H&M and Her Campus Media

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    Chloe
    November 29, 2017 at 11:32 am

    This is definitely not a boring business casual outfit! I really love how you mixed prints! And your top-knot is so fun! I’m going to need to try this hairstyle out. 🙂

    xo, Chloe

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