Over the last several decades, the business casual revolution has been brewing. In today’s relaxed work climate, business casual can be confusing without a properly defined dress code and often leads to questions like this:
Are Jeans Work Appropriate?
Determining whether jeans are work appropriate will depend on your work environment. If you work in a creative or technical field with a business casual atmosphere, you’ll be more likely to be able to wear jeans at the office than if you work in an executive law firm, for example.
That said, not all jeans are created equal. Consider the various styles of jeans on the marketplace that may not bode so well with HR due to their distracting nature…
Acid Wash Jeans
Recommendations for Jeans in the Workplace
If you decide to don jeans in the workplace, I would recommend the following criteria:
- Choose dark wash jeans like these ones from Banana Republic:
- Choose trouser style jeans with a crease
- Choose clean jeans free of tears and distressing
- Choose jeans that fit and have adequate ease
- Choose to pair jeans with a nice top, jacket, and shoes
You may also want to double check your office’s dress code and make sure jeans aren’t a no-no.
Your 2 Cents
Let’s hear it from you — are jeans work appropriate in your office or work environment?
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