Business Casual is a tricky dress code because it brings together two very different looks. When done well, it's a comfortable mix of clothing that exudes confidence and competence. When trying to dress the part, the most important question to ask is where does your office fall on the business-casual spectrum?
Blue on Bottom
All of the elements you'd expect to see in a formal office setting, but anchored by dark denim for the happy hour transition. This is a great Casual Friday move. You can lose the jacket, tie, and maybe even the jeans as the night progresses.
The Pseudo Suit
If your office skews more casual, it's still best to maintain the general elements of a suit, with a few tweaks here and there. Ditching the tie and swapping your dress slacks for chinos is a great look year-round, especially in the summer.
Blow the Top Off
With a look this put together you can lose your jacket and still look like a pro. Roll the sleeves for a “hard-at-work” look.