Business Casual Dress Code
From watching this video I learned that the term "business casual" varies in different workplaces, and the best thing to do when dressing in this style is to take into consideration the following factors: the industry, the company, the climate and location, and one's role and experience. Another important point being brought up is that if there is ever uncertainty, to always opt for a formal look. These tips will help anyone dress appropriately but comfortably.
Business Casual: What is Workplace Appropriate?
After reading this article I learned that what is considered business casual is becoming more of a gray area in our day and age, and though there are certainly still rules regarding what is appropriate to wear to work, for example, to dress on the conservative side or to not wear items that would cause distraction, a more casual dress is becoming more common in companies.
Business Casual Outfit (Pants)
This picture is an example of how students should dress for an interview because this outfit is fitted, made up of muted conservative colors, and pressed. The blazer gives a formal impression, while the top and pants are clean-cut and minimal. The purse matches the black leather shoes, and the jewelry being worn is simple and complementary to the outfit.
Business Casual Outfit (Skirt)
This is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because it is formal, fitted, pressed, and it is in a conservative colorway. The skirt being worn is knee-length, and the tights are plain, but matching with the rest of the outfit. The shoes would ideally have a lower heel, but the purse and jewelry are minimal and complementary.
Business Casual Pants
This picture is an example of how a student should dreess for an interview because the pants are fitted, in a conservative colorway(black), and are clean and pressed. They are not loose and shapeless, and are tight enough to have structure but not hug the skin. The hem is not overly short like the length of capris, but is also not overly long so that it pools on the ground.
Business Casual Top
This picture is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because this a dress shirt that is worn in formal settings. It is in a white colorway, meaning it will match any other clothing pieces. It is also fitted and pressed, with a conservative cut, which give off a professional impression.
Business Casual Accessories (Purses)
This picture is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because these purses are adequate accessories to any outfit. The conservative colors that they come in easily matches any colorway, and the minimal shapes do not pose to be distractions.
Business Casual Footwear
This picture is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because these shoes are clean and minimal, their simple versatility allowing them to match any outfit without being a distraction. The slight heel could give the wearer an extra boost of confidence while still being comfortable to wear.
Business Casual Accessories (Belt)
This picture is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because this belt is a suitable accessory to any outfit. It is adequate both in its practical utility to help clothes fit better to one's body, and to add an accent of sophistication with its sleek and simple look without causing a distraction.
Business Casual Accessories (Jewelry)
This picture is an example of how a student should dress for an interview because these are the kinds of jewelry that are deemed permissible to wear. They are minimal and conservative, adding to an outfit without being overly dramatic to the point of them becoming a distraction.