In every business company, “Casual Friday’s” are the most talked about topics. Every employee either takes the policy of a casual Friday too seriously or they just make it like any other working day, which is mostly formal. It’s either too casual or too formal.
This policy of a casual dressing, usually confuses the employees of the company. They take casual word way too seriously and ends up showing themselves in the office in an unsuitable work attire.
Sometimes casual dressing in an office environment becomes complicated, the
reason being companies with a different set of rules and policies. For
instance, a casual work outfit in one company can be entirely different from
the other company.
So, if you have these kind of outfit related problems, then check out these
below tips on what to wear to office on Friday’s?
Know the Office Policy:
The term casual outfit in a business company does not literally mean
casual, but something less formal. For e.g. If you wear a proper pant suit on
regular days in the office, then the casual attire on Friday’s can probably be
based on khakhis, casual shirts and trousers. Also, if your company is super
cash on other days, then you may be able to wear jeans and t-shirts to the
office. But remember to always ask your senior colleague or supervisor about
the work outfits so that you don’t end up being an odd one out in the office.
Nowadays, many companies are casual about the work outfits, they don’t
really mind if you wear those distressed jeans or ruffle tops in their office.
But if you want to consider yourself as the good employee then it is better
advised to consider it as a workplace and keep it professional cause office
people notices what you’re wearing. So, don’t give your impression as a person
who is way too casual. A casual outfit sometimes may prevent future promotions
too, so be carefull in what you wear.
Remember that a first impression is always a last impression, so if you
have that one opportunity to win over the business presentation, make it more
worthy by not wearing too casual outfits. A casual dressing may give an
impression of unprofessionalism. So, If your client is visiting for the meeting
on a Friday, wear a normal shirt with a trouser, because a jeans can always put
you under a bad impression.
What to Wear:
Be very specific when you choose your outfits for casual Friday. Infact
read the below tips in order to know what kind of outfits are Friday
appropriate for you.
A normal neutral coloured shirt that can be tucked in with a pair of a dark wash or a black jeans.
A Fitted Shirt with a brown coloured jacket will give you a professional look without even putting a lot of other items.
A Casual tan or black coloured trouser.
For Woman, a flat or a kitten heel is good enough for a casual Friday
In jewellery, a delicate two layered neck piece or a simple bracelet will be a good option. Try to avoid any of the items that make clacking sounds.
Always carry a standard bag, a solid coloured bag is a nice option for an office.
What Not To Wear:
Now that you know what to wear, let’s find out what not to wear for Casual
Any type of clothing that shows off your thighs and midriff is a complete no for an office.
Whether it’s a crop top or a distressed jeans, casual Fridays do not mean that you could wear these kind of outfits. Infact save them to wear it on your next outings with your friends.
Skin tight jeggings or leggings with a short top or a tee is never a good option for a Casual Friday, so ignore wearing these, instead opt for a longer shirt if you still want to wear the jeggings or leggings.
Sweatpants and gym clothes are meant for other casual environment, so ignore wearing it in a business environment.
Statement tshirts and hoodies are a big trend, but in an office, it’s not appropriate.
Casual tank tops and camis are too casual for your workplace unless you’re wearing it under a blazer.
Never wear an outfit which is sheer or thin in fabric. You don’t want to give an impression that you just went for a brunch or visited a club with your friends.