Recently I needed to create a business ready look for the weekend. Normally, Saturdays are non-workdays and I go with a more casual look. However I had a few meetings over the weekend and wanted to look professions. I knew the setting would be a little more informal so I didn’t want to go with a traditional suited look.Business Ready Weekend Business ready in no time DCFashion Fool posing in business readyBusiness ready in DC

While I’m not quite ready to gravitate to the lighter colors of spring, I did want go with some lighter fabrics. The folks at Bar III provided me with the opportunity to pick out a look I chose a great shirt, tie and pants combination that was the basis for my business ready look.

Suit separates are a great way option for a couple of reasons. First sizing can be a little more flexible since the blazer and pants are purchased separately. Second sometimes it’s easier to see the different clothing possibilities when the jacket is seen apart from the pants.

Weekend and business ready DCFashion in Bar3 Business ready DCFashion Fool weekend business ready Business ready weekend - DCFashion FoolFor my business ready combination, I chose a leather bomber jacket instead of a jacket or blazer. Mine is a slim lightweight version and the kicker is that it’s an awesome shade of blue. The weather in Washington can be a little tricky this time of year so it’s wise to have a great lightweight jacket have if you’re running around town. As I do shift to lighter colors the jacket will make a nice contrast over spring color shades.

Instead of my laptop it’s sometimes easier to use my iPad, if I’m just taking notes, reviewing emails and web browsing. So that meant I could scale down my bag so it could be a little less formal as well. Although late, I’ve been a fan of the tote my bag was just the right size to easily accommodate my iPad and could also holds a few other incidentals if needed. Once my meetings were over, I slipped my tie into my bag and converted my business ready look into something more casual.Business casual detailsBusiness ready loafer on steps to boot

Details/Shop the Look

Zara – similar: Saks Fifth Avenue Collection Leather & Cotton Bomber Jacket • $1,298
Bar III Merlot Dobby-Textured Dress Shirt, Only at Macy’s • Bar III • $39.99
Bar III Amber Paisley Tie, Only at Macy’s • Bar III • $34.99
Bar III Midnight Blue Slim-Fit Pants • Bar III • $99.99
Zara – similar: ASOS BRAND ASOS Faux Suede Bomber Jacket In Navy • Asos • $68
To Boot New York Clifton Burnished Leather Loafers • To Boot • $395
Super Sunglasses Terrazzo B2B Sunglasses • $335
Mag-Satch bag • $159

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