Maybe I’m just an idiot, but I feel as if I don’t fully grasp the boundaries of the “business casual” dress code.
I’ll start by explaining my interpretation of the word business. When I think of this word, I automatically think dress suits, ties, briefcases, fancy black leather shoes/loafers, and all of the stereotypical things associated with “business”. In my workplace, the interpretation seems to be very much scattered amongst the interpreters, if one will.
Reflecting on my last post, one of these interpretations is pajamas at work; again, I’ve already touched on this topic and won’t any further. I suppose I should just stick to my interpretation of the afore mentioned phrase. To start, a “going to work”outfit for.me would consist of: a decent pair of black/brown/tan shoes, dark skinny jeans (because that basically all I own), a denim button up/funky sweater/funky print button up, and that’s it.
Basically, enough to stay somewhat within whatever dress guidlines exist and still be able to add my own personal flair to it. And, it’s safe to say that no one has ever complained about my “business casual” look (nor do they complain about the p.j. Wearers).
So, that’s my two cents. What are your thoughts? How do you interpret “business casual”? I would love to know, just to make sure I’m not way off base. (hehe!)