Many companies globally have casual Friday’s. This could be a slippery slope for women simply because they do have so many more options when it comes to wardrobe choice.
Here are a few tips on how to dress for casual Friday and not get written up by HR.
1. Do not wear anything sheer or see through.
2. Avoid short shorts.
For women, opt for shorts that at least go past your mid-thigh, if not longer. For men, try something fancier than cargo shorts. A nice pair of Bermuda shorts can be good.
3. Do not crop it like it’s hot.
Crop tops may be super chic right now, but the workplace and your naval should never be associated with each other, no matter how many crunches you do.
4. Watch for any graphics.
Be prepared for everyone to ask about whatever your shirt says if you wear it. In other words, you may want to save it for the weekend.
Flip-flops are considered a beach shoe. And with such a big variety of sandals available these days, save these for the shore.
6. Do look at Casual Fridays as an opportunity.
If you want to move up in your company, look at Casual Fridays as an opportunity to show off your spectacular style without compromising your respect. Wear the patterned blouse or the little booties, and for guys, maybe throw on a brightly colored polo. Take your style up a notch, just don’t go crazy.