Wednesday, October 24, 2012
For men, it can be difficult sometimes to figure out how to dress casual. Or even worse, what is business casual or other types of casual. Here are some simple tips to help you dress appropriately when it comes time to go casual.
Business casual is a tough one for many people, but an easy way to think of it is – you don’t have to wear a suit, but you still have to deal with clients. Even if you’re not in a customer service or client based industry, on wear what you think a client would be okay seeing you in.
In most cases, mens jeans and a polo are a great way to go. You could also stick with khaki slacks and a polo, which is a bit less casual due to the slacks, but still casual none the less. If you’re going out at night, you could also throw on a jacket to make the look a little more formal, but still have a casual appeal since you are only wearing a polo.
In business casual, it is still proper to wear nice shoes, similar to what you would normally wear with a suit or slacks.
I describe anytime casual as what most people would wear on the weekends to a friend’s birthday party. Unless you are a formal fellow who wears suits everywhere, this is usually shorts and a tee shirt or polo. Anytime casual is what you are comfortable with you’re friends seeing you wear, but probably not clients. Anytime casual also includes jeans, and you’re probably safe to wear a hat in most circumstances as well. With anytime casual, you can also stick to sneakers or loafers, depending on the situation, and in the summer wear flip-flops.
If you’re going casual, you still need to be appropriate. No wearing pajamas or gym- clothing (like gym shorts or cut off shirts) out to an event. That is a big don’t! Also, swim trunks and board shorts are for the beach only, not for out in town!