Splurge or Save: 6 Spring Style Business Casual Essentials

Inspired by James Franco’s trendy business casual look? You don’t need to break the bank and spend your cash on designer labels to get the same “cool and relaxed business pro” look he’s exuding in the GIF above (but you’re certainly free to do so if you have the ability). We pick out 6 spring style business casual essentials that let you easily create a neat-yet-carefree outfit; it’s up to you whether you choose to splurge or save on the pieces. Heads up though, these looks definitely fall more on the casual side of business casual! 


Splurge: Band of Outsiders Striped Shirt
Save: Express Fitted Striped Dress Shirt


Save: Kiton Stripe Tie
Splurge: John Varvatos Star USA Twin Stripe Textured Silk Tie


Splurge: Burberry London Stone Slim-Fit Cotton Blazer
Save: ASOS Slim Fit Suit Jacket


Splurge: Acne Studios Max New Man Ray Slim-Fit Denim Jeans
Save: Forever 21 Slim Fit Navy Wash


Splurge: Bremont S2000 Supermarine Automatic Watch
Save: Timex Easy Reader Leather Strap Watch


Splurge: Christophe Lemaire Leather Loafers
Save: Florsheim Wrapid Venetian Loafer

Should you decide to go sockless for this spring-inspired ensemble, our Sockless Style Hack would be a great resource for some tips on rocking this brave look.

Create business casual looks that match YOUR style and YOUR budget. Discover men’s button-down shirts and ties you’ll actually want to wear on Wantering.