Styling - Casual Business
What is the secret to achieving a definitive casual style for business?
A tailored look complemented with quality attire is always a smart style option for casual business attire. You need to project a professional image in the workplace and you can still do this for instance with casual trousers or jeans and a sharp dress shirt instead of an old faded t-shirt.
Creative environments like architecture, advertising and IT are more open to interpretation for relaxed business casual looks. Defined as a comfortably relaxed version of classic corporate attire, casual business styles may or may not involve a jacket, although it is recommended for meetings and more formal situations. Tailored trousers and a woven collared shirt are safe choices. Any knitwear should be fine in finish and plain in design.
What three essentials should every man have in his wardrobe for casual Fridays?
Clean tailored denim jeans (dark rinse preferable, as they can look almost like a dress trouser), quality dress shirt and a sleek upper casual shoe.
What is the biggest NO when it comes to dressing down for work?
Don’t under-dress for a casual business look. Casual business attire, more often than not, will need to carry you through til the evening. For instance, drinks after work with clients or co-workers on a Friday evening. It’s always better to be slightly overdressed.