Business Casual White TunicToday’s business casual interpretation is my favourite tunic shirt outfit of the week (here are my casual and smart casual interpretations).

The business casual dress code is all about context. As a fashion stylist, I err on the dressy and creative side of business casual which makes this outfit appropriate for my line of work. So, true to my style I layered a black silk chiffon polka dot blouse over a fully buttoned-up tunic shirt. Turned back the cuffs and added a fun beaded pearl necklace. I paired the look with black cigarette pants, patent biker booties and a very special red handbag. For warmth, I pull on a wool coat or trench coat. For a more professional indoor business look, I add a black boyfriend blazer or regular charcoal pinstriped blazer.

In a more conservative work environment, you can leave off the layered blouse and add a broad waist-cinching belt, bootcut slacks and regular pumps. A scarf tied the authoritarian way adds a nice touch too. You can also layer a soft boyfriend or cascading cardigan over the belted tunic shirt.

Again, no waist definition on this outfit because that’s how I personally prefer the look (though I am not allergic to belts). A strong shoulder line paired with sleek bottoms offers enough structure. Tomorrow, you might see a bit more waist definition when I tackle a semi formal setting.