October 25, 2021

Classic Combination

Stylish and versatile, yet a safe bet Mazin favors solid or striped polo shirts and khakis as casual options for every dress code.

Too Casual

The following items can have the following effect: get you sent home from work, result in your casual day privileges being revoked or worse yet, make your employer question your professionalism:

  • Ripped jeans
  • Sweatpants/track pants
  • Shirts with offensive text or advertisements (the company’s logo and a client’s logo are acceptable)
  • Flip flops (or any open-toe shoe)
  • Shorts, tank tops and exposed underwear

These relaxed items are what a manager’s worst casual Friday nightmare is made of. “A short sleeve shirt, unbuttoned at the top, board shorts with boxers sticking out and flip flops would not go over well,” Mazin explains.

Like A Boss

If you are looking to climb the ladder at your job – and who isn’t – the cliché is “dress for the job you want.” With that in mind, pay attention to your boss’s casual Friday style. “You don’t have to look like a clone but the level of casualness [of your outfit] should be toward what your boss is wearing.” Mazin advises. “If your boss is wearing more stylish shirts with much more stylish pants and shoes with no socks, it’s fine. It doesn’t mean you have to wear a more conservative uniform.”

As dress codes can vary from office to office contact your HR specialist for more details to navigate your company’s respective casual dress policies.

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