Dress Down Fridays

Dress down Fridays is a policy adopted by some business organizations of promoting a relaxed atmosphere by allowing employees to wear informal clothing. During my years of styling professional men and women I get asked the same question over and over “What do I wear on dress down Fridays?” Although confident in their tailored suits, a lot of people find this quite daunting. The key thing here is to remain professional looking and still fit in with your company image. Don’t be afraid to show some of your personality but if you work in the corporate environment then you don’t want to rock up to work looking like you’re heading to Glastonbury. Each company will have their own policy but here is a guide of what not to wear in a business environment:

Don’t Wear


  • Spaghetti straps or strapless tops
  • Mini skirts
  • Short shorts
  • Flip flops
  • Anything transparent


  • Football/Rugby shirts
  • Old baggy jeans
  • Hoodies
  • Shorts unless they are smart shorts
  • Novelty T Shirts

Do wear:


  • Feminine tops teamed with skinny jeans
  • Subtle print dress
  • Shirt dress
  • Shorts suit
  • Simple white fitted T with a printed scarf
  • Sandal with a chunky heel

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  • Smart shirt with Tailored shorts
  • Cardigan, T Shirt and slim fit chinos
  • Blazer, T shirt & Dark wash slim fit jeans
  • Leather plimsole shoe

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