Many people often confuse business casual clothing with lounge wear. However, there are certain differences that make business casual a lot different from lounge wear. Here are some tips for dressing your business-casual personality. If you follow these suggestions, you will be able to create an entirely new look, for example when you are wearing the same casual shirt and polo, but have added new accessories and a new attitude to it.
Firstly, be sure that you have all of your business items in place. The key to this is creating a cohesive style that is a part of your whole wardrobe. This means that if you want to change up your casual style a bit, all you need to do is remove one item and replace it with another. To achieve this, make sure that you have the right shoes, belts, and of course a blazer that go with your work attire.
Since so many people are trying to pull off a business casual look with the casual shirts they have in their closet, make sure that you buy a pair of t-shirts that do not come with matching dress pants. Most of these shirts are intended for work, and as such, they would not really be considered dress shirts, thus making the option of buying them for casual use unacceptable. Instead, find a shirt that can be dressed up and down, in addition to having matching dress pants, and you will be in business casual mode.
One of the best places to accessorize a business casual wardrobe is by wearing shorts, especially beach shorts. These shorts can come in all shapes and sizes, so choose the one that matches the work you are doing. While most businesses will probably be providing short-sleeved shirts and long-sleeved shirts, if you want to put on a much more dressy look, you can opt for shorts instead. The last thing you want to do is look like you’re working the grill in the back.
For a bit of a playful look, consider black tops and jackets. Though they can get quite expensive, you can find many business casual shirts, vests, blazers, and jackets that are dyed in either black or brown. Also, try to add a belt to your jacket or top, so that it looks like you have a little more style on your side.
Shorts and long sleeve shirts are great additions to a business casual clothing wardrobe. Both of these garments are functional and still look professional when paired with a suit. If you have a summer job in the field, a skirt or a short sleeve shirt may be all you need. They work well for people who work outdoors, yet still prefer a dressier appearance.
One accessory that many people forget about when dressing up their casual clothing is sunglasses. Wearing sunglasses should always be a part of your work wardrobe, whether you work in the field or at a coffee shop. Sunglasses will protect your eyes from the sun, and your company’s logo from the glare of the sun during the day.
Though business casual clothing is a great way to create a comfortable and easy-going environment, you still need to make sure that you are adding a little extra into your look to get that casual, yet professional, look. So, continue reading below for more casual tips on dressing up your business casual wardrobe.
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