Business Casual in Media and Advertising

A bit more formal than Smart Casual but distinctly more casual than Contemporary Business Wear, lies “Business Casual”.

Enter Fauzia who gets the dresscode right by incorporating a block-colour blazer, polished frock and casual-but-chic shoes:
Yellow blazer monochrome dress red shoes for the office Colour and printPolished nails apple and patent leather belt red walking shoes for the office chic

Details of what you were wearing – I’ve attached a photo to trigger your memory.
– Cue Dress
– Zara jacket
– LB.CO.Operative (brand sold through David Jones) Leather Tote Bag: I’ve had it for a number of years and it’s still going strong!
– Marks and Spencers: this was an emergency purchase while I was in London. I had been on my feet for two days straight in a pair of heeled boots that were starting to get painful – so I bought these ‘footglove’ red flats which are really comfy.

Your job title and industry?
I am a Recruitment Consultant in the media and advertising industry

Your workplace dresscode?
The media and advertising industry is a unique space to work in. Generally media tends to encourage indviduality and creativity and you can see it day to day in the clients you work with and the style the bring to the table. As a consultant providing a professional service though, we tend go for a ‘business casual’ look.

How would you describe your own workwear style?
Smart casual. I tend to mix a lot of staple dresses/ skirts in neutral colours and make it my own with bright jackets and accessories.

Your favourite brands for workwear?
I like Cue, Zara, Marcs and Wichery for most of my work clothes.

Your favourite make up, haircare and skincare to create your office look?
I keep it pretty simple when I’m in the office. I like having fresh, clear skin so I use a little bit of ASAP sheer tinted moisturiser which is SPF 15+ and a Stila Perfecting Concealer where I might need it. I use Benefit Benetint on my cheeks and lips and Max Factor False Lash Effect on my lashes.


  1. This is such a great entry! Media can be a tough industry for women and Fauzia is rocking it with style. If you’re interested in another woman in media, feel free to check out our blog post and mini-shoot with Sarah!

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