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Kelly Ripa opts for ’90s business casual in blazer and jeans as she cuts through Central Park in NYC

Kelly Ripa recently teased her plans to exit daytime talk TV, after nearly two decades of co-hosting Live!

But the six-time Emmy winner is currently keeping busy, after recently returning to the studio last month.

She opted for a ’90s business casual look Sunday in a black blazer and cuffed skinny jeans, as she cut through Central Park, during an outing in New York City.

Business casual: Kelly Ripa opted for a ’90s business casual look Sunday in a black blazer and cuffed skinny jeans, as she cut through Central Park, during an outing in New York City

The 50-year-old wore the androgynous chic coat open, over a distressed white t-shirt, which was loosely tucked into her jeans.

She finished the ensemble with some round tortoiseshell Ray-Ban sunglasses, diamond earrings, gold necklaces, matching rings and a pair of white sneakers.

Ripa carried a backpack over one shoulder, while she took

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How to nail the business casual women dress code (with examples)

The idea of business casual for women (and men) started out in Silicon Valley in the 1980s. That stands to reason, considering that Silicon Valley is the poster child for innovation, rule-breaking, and generally shaking things up. I mean, why would cultural norms regarding stiff dress codes be any different, right?

Productivity seemed to stall at the intersection of fashion and formality, so the powers that be attempted to do away with both. Frankly, if you’re sitting in a room writing code all day, no one will care if you’re doing it in a three-piece suit and whether you grab your fedora at the end of the day on your way back to the ’50s.

No doubt, the idea of business casual made sense in theory. But it was also a moving target, and by the ’90s, it reached new heights of convolution and misinterpretation.

The truth is, no one

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