When dressing for the office, a business casual dress code can sometimes feel a bit undefined. We'll help you navigate that, whether you’re starting a new job or simply need to stock up on 9-to-5 essentials.
Whether you're leading a client presentation or participating in casual office brainstorm, a neutral sport coat and dark pants are a perfect combination. A fitted jacket makes a strong impression, while the lack of a tie helps keep the look casual and approachable. And don't forget the shoes! We recommend a brown leather pair with this outfit.
For a dressed-down version of business casual, chinos and a polo can be great staples. You can keep things low-key in earth tones like grey, brown, or black—like we’re showing here—or liven them up with more color. Spring is on the way, so there will be no shortage of bright and energetic tones available to choose from. If your office leans to the more casual side, jeans are a great alternative to the chino.
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For a dressed-down version of business casual, chinos and a polo can be great staples. Patterned sport coats and swackets are very popular, and there’s definitely one out there that suits your taste, whether you like plaids, checks, or florals. Shoes are a way to branch out, as well. Whereas you might see a lot of lace-ups around the office, loafers, monkstraps, and Chelsea boots are also great options for spring.