It may not be Friday yet, but today we’re talking casual Friday. I mentioned on Monday that my office takes a modern approach when it comes to workplace attire. On Friday’s especially, a laid back work look is acceptable.
When I started at CMA, I was so glad to throw out my extra slacks, pencil skirts, and blazers. Much like New York City, I could dress according to my personal style. That being said, it’s important to always dress the part. Even on casual Friday, my laid back work look is put together. You never know what the day could bring, so I like to make sure I’m presentable if I’m called on to meet with someone or run errands on behalf of the organization I work for.
My casual style tends to mainly focus on comfort level. As long as I’m comfortable, I’m confident in my outfit. I feel as if many of you would agree with that statement. When I put together a look like today’s, I first think comfort, and then I consider function. Will this look function appropriately for the day ahead? Should I layer in a dressier piece? What’s on the books for today?
For this specific outfit, I love how classic yet cozy the sweater and vest combo is. I added a splash of my own personal style with these funky sneakers. My jeans are a dark wash, which I feel function better for a workplace (personal opinion). My hair is tossed in a bun, but it’s not too messy. For my upcoming casual Friday, this laid back work look hits the nail on the head. It checks the boxes and I’m definitely comfortable and confident. I suggest following similar guidelines when picking out your casual work looks too. It can’t hurt to put a little thought into your outfit ahead of time. That’s what I’m learning with a 3 month old, anyways!