Travelling to the office and coming back wearing the same boring clothes also makes your routine look dull. You need to wear the right combinations of business casuals to look good and feel good. Although the office is not the best place to hone and nurture your fashion skills, but there’s no rule book of fashion to abide by. You need to look suave, confident and incredibly smart when it comes to don the correct office dress or ‘business casuals’ as they say. Gone are the days when you just had to adhere to a strict formal dress code for offices, but now since the introduction of the casual culture, you can sport the best business casual outfits.
Below are some of the business casual ideas you must try on:
Polo t-shirts and trousers
Polo t-shirts are not fads but are cult classics which have redefined a man’s personality. Combined with trousers, they carry the ability to give you an accurate professional look right on the button. An appropriate combination will be a Polka dot navy blue Polos with slim-fit trousers. It’s true that the right choice of Polo t-shirts can make you look the best. So ‘When you gotta be the best, you gotta be the best’
Cherry on the Cake: A pair of round framed glasses along with the above dress style will definitely make you rank higher on the Dapper Meter.
Chuck the tie
There used to be a time when ties were considered as everyday apparels as it was must to put it on with your suits and formal wears. But gradually people learned to loosen up and let go of the tie. It’s not like you bury it in your closet forever, it does prove to be an ingenious decision with semi formals too, but if you don’t want a fancy noose on your collars, ditch the tie and wear it only when required.
The Impeccable Shoes
A man’s shoes speak louder than words, so you better wear the best of footwear to your office. Brogues, Oxfords, Derbies, are too formal and a bit of dogmatic, go for Loafers or Moccasins which are cooler, snazzier choices for your offices. Although Loafers and Moccasins are each other doppelgangers, both are quite different from each other in terms of stitch and materials. Try on with different colours; do not necessarily keep it the ‘old-skool’ black
Pro Tip: Even if you find the Loafers and Moccasins too mainstream, go for Desert or Chukka boots. Yes, these two boots are definitely the most versatile boots which as well, can go with jeans.
The Charming Pants
What you wear defines you and your lower clothing definitely tells a lot about your personality. Your pant collection should be good enough to make you look absolutely stunning when you wear them at your office. Make it less of trousers and more of corduroys, khakis and cargos. Trousers can be worn during board or client meetings or as a semi-casual wear, but to keep it casual, ideal combinations would be
- Khakis with simple cotton t-shirts,
- Cargo pants with mandarin collar shirts
- Corduroys with V-neck slim-fit shorts
Sporting the Sports jacket with style
The sports jacket is a very instrumental piece of clothing as it goes with jeans, corduroys, khakis, etc. If you’re going for a blue one then wearing a pair of black jeans will be a suitable fit or if you seemingly want to carry the semi-casual outfit, then matching it with trousers will be a great idea. If you’re thinking of what shoes to wear then go for Loafers or Double Monkstraps or Moccasins for the perfect get up.
There is no such thing as perfection in fashion but how you carry your style has a lot of meanings. These were the some of the perfect business casual ideas that you must have a dry run at your office and see how good it gets. So put on some good business casuals and look the most dapper man in your office.
Biswajit Bhattacharya is a creative writer at TrendyBharat.com, an Indian based eCommerce marketplace. Apart from being a passionate writer, Biswajit is a sports freak, cinema lover, foodie and theatre enthusiast.