Not everybody works in an office space where jeans are allowed on a daily basis. I understand we’d all love that, but bills have to be paid so office dress code rules have to be followed. That being the case, we do all celebrate the casual Friday doled out to us in offices that are a bit more lax. To help you commemorate this occasion, I’ve put together some casualty Friday office wear ideas for you to take inspiration from.
Jeans are a definitely a part of this equation. Just make sure you watch the fit. The key here is to keep it appropriate. Not too tight, no distressing and not too trendy. Keep those 3 things in mind when choosing the jeans you want to rock at the office and all should be fine. Below are some options that won’t get you side eyed by the boss.
Structured T-Shirts with trousers can also make your casual Friday office wear options more fun. With this one, the key is the keep your T-Shirt plain and simple. Stores like J Crew, Banana Republic and even Target make very nice structured tees that can make an appearance on casual Friday. Stick with solid colors, avoid text and make sure the length allows for it to be tucked in neatly at the waist of your trousers.
Speaking of trousers, pick a pair that you could wear to work any other day of the week. That’s the safest bet and it also will elevate the T-Shirt and keep it in compliance with any other dress code bullet points.
The last item on the list of casual Friday office wear ideas is shoes. Shoes can be tricky and they can take your over the line with what your employer may deem acceptable. If you can’t shoes toes or heels, just keep it simple and go with a solid colored pair of pumps. If you can wear open toed shoes, go with a peep toe instead of a pair of toes-all-out high heeled sandals.
Below are some items that fit into the 3 categories above. Thank me later when you get that year-end bonus!