Business Casual Attire Tips for Men and Women The word “business” is still the primary focus. Casual here means "informal."
- Crisp, neat, and should look appropriate for a chance meeting with a CEO.
- Don't confuse club or picnic attire with business attire.
- Does not mean you can go to work sloppy.
- Avoid tight or baggy clothing.
- Classic rather than Trendy.
- Determined by geographic region, industry, and company/office environment – watch what co-workers and managers are wearing.
If in doubt, ask HR or your supervisor about dress code. As always, it never hurts to slightly overdress. Your work attire reflects on you and your professionalism.
Business Casual Attire: Men
- Khaki pants, neatly pressed, and a pressed long-sleeved, buttoned solid shirt.
- Polo shirts or sweaters may also be appropriate.
- Blazer or sport coat can replace suit jacket.
- Leather belt and leather shoes (with socks; No sandals, athletic shoes, or hiking boots).
- Ties are generally not necessary
Business Casual Attire: Woman
- Can wear skirt or pants (test skirt length by sitting down in it before you wear it).
- Solid colored or khaki pants are best option.
- Tailored shirts, blouses, or sweaters/sweater sets may be appropriate.
- Blazer or vest can replace suit jacket.
- Leather belt and leather shoes; flat or low heels.
- Chunky heels and platforms are not recommended.
(No sandals, athletic shoes or hiking boots).
- Hoses are not essential (but recommended with skirts).