Business Casual Fashion Advice

Starting my first “adult” job soon (basically not a pizza place or something like that) and the place Im working has a business casual dress code. To clarify that, my employer said “Collared shirts, khakis, or jeans”. Not sure how flexible they are with pants since I have some dressier pants that don’t fall under th3 category of khakis or jeans. Anyone have any advice on how to spice up business casual?
12 Replies
jfarrell468
jfarrell4682mo ago
I mean...how spicy do you want? OCBD with PRL Andrews or J. Crew giant fit chinos will be fine
justlooking
justlooking2mo ago
maybe tone down the top a bit to balance it out if you're wearing dressier pants?
jfarrell468
jfarrell4682mo ago
And if you start with that, you can play with adding a tie, blazer and you'll be better dressed than your coworkers.
justlooking
justlooking2mo ago
also gauge what other people in your office are wearing. ive seen places call themselves business casual where everyone is in slacks and collared shirts with the occasional suit with no tie. on the other end of the spectrum, ive seen business casual places allow tee shirts and ripped/heavily distressed jeans
jfarrell468
jfarrell4682mo ago
I doubt it will be a problem if you wear dressier trousers. "business casual" can mean so many different things. Yeah, wear your trousers on the first day. Look at how your coworkers are dressed, and adjust if necessary.
Raccoon
Raccoon2mo ago
Just make it unique I mean, not looking to do anything super out there but want to stand out as someone “well dressed”
Raccoon
Raccoon2mo ago
Looking at this fit rn (ignore the wrinkles lol), not sure how I feel about the pants choice tho. Any reccs on pants choice?
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jfarrell468
jfarrell4682mo ago
khaki chinos would be very safe
J
J2mo ago
in general when starting a new job it’s safer to err on the side of dressier your first few times in the office, until you can get a read on what everyone else wears but i think that fit you posted would be fine in an office setting and agree with Jfarrell that khakis are a good / safe option
Raccoon
Raccoon2mo ago
tried the Khakis, gotta say I like them a lot. thanks for the recommendation
zeometer
zeometer2mo ago
olive is another good option if you need or want another color biggest thing i'd say is pace yourself when buying stuff you can probably get away with mixing and matching a smaller number of tops and bottoms at first until you get the swing of things/more money