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
Heels are not always the first thing a woman thinks about when it comes to comfort for a day’s work in the office. She not only wants to be stylish, but she yearns for being stylish and comfortable, especially if she moves about frequently.
For days your feet say “NO TO HEELS,” pair your office look with a pair of chic (preferably black) ballerina flats. I’m wearing Tory Burch flats! I love them…definitely one of my “go to” pieces! Aldo’s, Steve Madden and Zara has some really cute styles that will work well in the office.
My Cynthia Rowley bag is a must have as well! You can use it for practically anything! I store my laptop, books, work and even my Louis Vuitton makeup bag in case there’s an occasion after work! I purchased the bag at Marshalls. Marshalls has a great inventory of Cynthia Rowley accessories. No luck at Marshalls?!?! Click on similar bag below for to buy on Cynthia Rowley’s website.
I’m so excited for our Men! Trends this Fall for the Professional Man is fun, creative, and innovative! Like Women, Men can now have fun with colors, textures, and patterns in their everyday corporate attire! Here are a few of my favorite looks for all you Bold, Edgy, and Sophisticated Fellas out there! Click on pictures to purchase! Happy Shopping! Xoxo
Every Man should own a neutral color wool coat (blue, tan, black)
Men’s briefcase – The new version
Pair these bad boys with an Italian-Cut suit. I can guarantee you heads will turn in the office!
The perfect loafer for “Casual Fridays!” Hurry these are on sale!
It’s all about the pattern and plaid ties this Fall! Why not add a fun pattern and a pop of color to your suit!
Men swear by this shaving cream. It gives you a smooth shave look and prevents irritation!
Music Mogul, Jay-Z , has definitely made the designer, Tom Ford, popular these days with his new song, “Tom Ford.” However, Tom Ford cologne has always been a great scent for Men. I love this scent because it’s not too overpowering…perfect for the office. Purchase a bottle today!