Since it’s Friday I believe that a post about dressing casual is in order. Lately I have been noticing a trend towards more casual clothing in the work place. I’m not just talking about Friday, but the work week in general.
[Also related: Dressing The Part]
Most of my friends work in situations where business casual is down played. Most of them can wear fun dresses, slacks with polo t-shirts, or button downs with no ties, and it’s considered “business casual”. This type of dress lends itself to causal Fridays where jeans and sweatshirts are appropriate attire.
Since I work from home my “work wear” usually consists of jeans with a t-shirt, so when I go and meet my friends after they get off work I am always surprised at how similar our outfits look, even on a Tuesday.
I like that we can work in an environment where we can dress casual and still be taken seriously. Don’t get me wrong, I understand that there is a time and place for a suit, and I even like throwing that on every once in a while, but there is something wonderful about wearing jeans and a nice top to work on a daily basis.
My point is that I think that as long as our outfits still look put together and we don’t show up in our pajamas, I believe that we can work in a world where T-shirt and jeans are the new business casual.
What do you think? Has our attire made the workplace less professional or just more casual?
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