There’s a thin line between business professional and business casual. Business professional is appropriate during the interview process. Men should stick to dark suits and ties and ladies may choose to either wear a pant suit or dress suit. Note: Ladies remember, if you wear a dress suit, don’t forget the stockings! Once you’ve landed the job, depending on the environment, business causal may be suitable for the workplace!
Business casual was implemented in the work force to create a comfortable workplace for the employee. One thing to note, although business casual is more lax than business professional, it does not mean that anything goes.
MEN – In the past, business casual for men were khakis with polos or button down shirts and/or pants that were not tailored to the man’s physique. Today’s business casual man is more sophisticated and hip. Take a look at GQ’s issue on “The New Business Casual for more tips on hot trends for men’s business casual” at http://www.gq.com/style/wear-it-now/201009/new-business-casual-september-gq-style. GQ has some amazing options for you fly guys out there!
LADIES – Ladies, ladies, ladies unfortunately, for us, business casual looks can become a bit tricky so BEWARE of any fashion faux pas! You’re still in a professional environment which means no outfits that will be frowned upon by your employer. The website, http://www.TLC.howstuffworks.com says, “keep it covered, neutral, and classic.” If you have a bold and edgy style, why not add some color for fabulousity! Dresses and skirts should be at or below the knee and no, I MEAN NO low tops that show your cleavage…leave that for after 5! There are tons of tops to choose from, so have fun with them! Remember: Always keep a blazer either in your car or at the office, you never know when you’ll have a last-minute meeting. We have lots of freedom with our shoes. Just make sure to stay far far away from the flip-flops!
Business casual look created by Law Chic Style – The perfect look if you have plans afterwork