Nobody likes to work on Fridays, (neither on Mondays or Tuesdays or so on….but that’s another story). But as impossible as it may sound, Fridays can be made a tad bit more bearable by having your Friday outfit on point. Wearing business casuals in the right way can not only take away your Friday blues but also help you go from corporate to cool girl in less than a minute. Though we know business casuals are a complete oxymoron, we assure you it’s nothing to be sceptical about. Read on to make sure you exploit the Friday casuals dress code at your workplace for all that it’s worth!
Layering is love
A layered outfit of smart business casual pieces can make for a perfect end-of-the-week office look. Pair up comfortable culottes with a plain button-down shirt and a long-line blazer or vest on top for a simple yet chic ensemble. You can also go for a flirtier look by putting on a long cardigan over a floral printed dress completed with a pair of cute block heels that will not only protect you from the freezing temperatures of your office AC, but also turn heads all around. In case of chillier days, you can opt for a playful light knitted sweater over a chiffon blouse or maybe don a neutral hued scarf to give that much needed coziness to your Friday outfit!
One-piece outfits spell nothing but awesomeness and perfection when donned in the correct way. Though these outfits can by styled according to your own workplace decorum, but it’s all about picking the right pieces that can either put on or peel off complete style. Dresses and jumpsuits are an easy choice as they are easy to wear on a busy morning. You can pair a well-structured midi dress with neutral hued stilettos or go for a brighter-colored semi-formal dress paired with cute ballerinas and a belt at the waist. Jumpsuits are also a stylish one-piece to go for, but try to avoid those on days when you feel like drinking too much coffee or water! Opt for well-tailored, structured jumpsuits that look formal, and add a quirky scarf for that touch of casual chic!
Pairing on point
With different co-ords or well-paired separates in your wardrobe, you are all set to earn brownie points whenever there’s an important presentation or a client meeting. Your pants being your go-to business casual attire, you can pair them with a variety of topwear starting from blouses to tops to semi-formal shirts. Pair your straight cut trousers with pastel, plaid or muted floral tops or shirts to add a pop of colour. You can also go for short or cap sleeved tops or blouses in prints like paisley, geometric or small polka dots and team them up with pencil, A-line or pleated skirts, keeping the hemlines and necklines in check.
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Fusion is fun
When it comes to fusion wear at office, it’s as interesting as it sounds and a must-try for all, specially on Fridays. Mixing the best prints, colours and silhouettes of ethnic wear with western pieces is going to leave you with astounding results. You can choose long kurtas with high slits and pair them up with cigarette pants or A-line maxi skirts. Ditch the conventional hemlines and go for an asymmetrical kurta and wear it as a dress with mojri flats. You can also incorporate the ‘desi’ vibes by going for ethnic prints like ikkats and bagru in your pants, jackets, vests or skirts. You can similarly team up your business casual dress with an ethnic scarf or dupatta and completed with kolhapuri chappals, you are all set to be crowned the resident fashionista in your office!
With all these tips and techniques in the bag, you can now be your own business-casual pro and have every Friday outfit sorted. Go on with the experimenting and mix and match to your heart’s content. These looks might just make it easier for you to head to a party with friends right after work on Friday!
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