Dress slacks or khakis, a dress shirt or blouse, an open-collar or polo shirt, an optional tie or seasonal sport coat, a dress or skirt that is knee-length or below, a tailored blazer, a knit shirt or sweater, and loafers or dress shoes that cover all or most of the foot are all acceptable business casual attire.

Men’s Wear

  • Button-up shirts with collars in any color can be counted as casual attire. Conservative patterns such as checks or stripes are also acceptable, whether or not they are paired with a tie.
  • Ties should still have a conservative pattern to them, however. Avoid using novelty ties and instead opt for patterns such as dots, stripes, or checks. The majority of colors are acceptable.
  • Pullovers and sweaters worn over a collared shirt are considered casual attire. Choose a sweater with a solid color, striped pattern, or another conservative pattern. The most effective colors are primary and jewel-toned hues.
  • Dressy slacks, such as black dress pants in the winter or pressed khakis in the summer, worn with or without a sports jacket, are appropriate.
  • Oxfords, loafers, or another comfortable yet dressy option, in brown or black, can be worn with this outfit. Shoes should be avoided.

Women’s Wear

  • A suit or a skirt worn with a cardigan or jacket, for example – are more appropriate for formal occasions.
  • Shirts and blouses in bright colors and collared button-down shirts are business casual. Stick to solid colors or muted patterns such as stripes or checks, and steer clear of low-cut shirts or patterns with many colors.
  • Slacks and khakis are appropriate attire.
  • A statement necklace or a cuff-style watch are examples of good pieces of jewelry. The material doesn’t need to be the highest quality; gemstones and other less formal materials are acceptable. Scarves may also be appropriate in some situations.
  • Whether they are comfortable flats or loafers, or pumps, close-toed shoes should be worn. It can be any color, though black, brown, red, navy, and grey are the most appropriate choices for this occasion.

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Millard Davis
Millard Davis
Along with leading the team, Millard also works alongside different Fortune500 companies as their management Consultant/Financial Analyst, which shows his passion in helping other businesses grow.


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