Your guide on what to wear to work
By Ninder Kaur
How to dress business casual
It’s a term loosely used. At Asian Style we have put together a guide on how to pull off this look.
For the gentleman
For a business casual look, you should have plenty of collared shirts. Some nice dress pants, khakis, or cargo pants. Dress shoes are a must, and you need to have your shirt tucked in, so wear make sure you have a nice belt to bring your outfit together.
For the ladies:
For the business casual look, you need the following staple items and from there you can mix and match it up. A handful of blouses, jackets, dress pants, and blazers and you’re good to go. Don’t forget to add a nice pair of court shoes or Mary Jane’s, or keep it simple and go from some flat ballet pumps (perfect, for when you are on your feet all day). Skirts and fitted dresses are also a great way of adding a chic feminine touch.
Business formal attire is for those people who have higher-up positions, and client/business meetings. It also helps to dress this way if you have an interview as first impressions do count.
For the gentleman:
Business formal requires a suit and tie, and dark socks and dress shoes. Make sure the suit is appropriate for your height and that the pants touch your dress shoes. Dress it up with a watch.
For the ladies:
Business formal requires dresses, skirts, pants suits, and skirt suits. Some companies require you to wear hosiery as well. When possible, try to accessorise. Make sure your hair is always well kept. Shoes should be dressy flats or pumps. Make sure that your heels are low. Save the high ones for a night out or an evening dinner.
Here are just a few do’s and don’t for the workplace.
|· Do keep your hosiery colors to beige, tan or nude.
· Do remember to be well groomed at all times, and to keep up with hygiene.
· Do make sure your colors coordinate with each other.
· Do remember that it’s always better to overdress than underdress.
|· Do not wear bold or crazy (neon) colors.
· Do not wear revealing clothing.
· Do not wear flip-flops or hats (even if it is sunny).
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