According to our good friends at Google, business casual means: “relating to or denoting a style of clothing that is less formal than traditional business wear but is still intended to give a professional and businesslike impression. “ We take this to mean—have fun with your style!
Here are the sartorial building blocks to a business casual wardrobe.
1. The Rule On Denim
Business casual, in our book, means it’s a “go” on denim. When in doubt, reach for a classic pair of dark wash straight or bootcut jeans. Save your distressed jeans and leggings for weekend wear.
2. Skin Isn’t In
Life’s a beach, but not at the office! Skip the flip flops, casual tees and shorts—or anything else you would wear to the beach. Wondering if your dress is too short? Let your arms hang at your sides. If the hem of your skirt is longer than your fingertips, it’s a go for your next big meeting.
3. The Over/Underdressed Dilemma
Our take? Being overdressed is better than the opposite—especially in the workplace. A buttoned-up outfit can be instantly dressed down if you swap a blazer for a chic moto jacket and heels for flats.
Now, learn how to create the perfect business casual wardrobe!