Building on the original 12 “closet basics,” it doesn’t take much—just six more items—to create new outfits that are suitable for business casual work environments. I recommend adding (1) drapey blouse that tucks easily, (1) tweed or printed jacket for textural interest (really love this J. Crew new arrival), (1) three-season pencil skirt, (1) knee-length sheath dress, (1) dress pant, and (1) leather satchel.
For your work essentials, I would hew to the primary color scheme that you selected for your basics, adding perhaps one more neutral shade.
As I’ve mentioned in past posts, a little black dress with a small twist can be incredibly versatile (just add some color or texture to help them shine). I love my Black Halo Jackie O dresses because they are wrinkle resistant and universally flattering.
A few more versatile little black dresses for your consideration:
Here are 12 more looks created using these six new pieces:
The next installment will likely involve pieces for casual looks. Stay tuned.