Business Casual – Everything You Need to Know


Whenever we get the chance at BeStylish to provide a guide on style and fashion we always look at what is requested most from our readers. Over the past several months we have received questions around the same topic, business casual. This article will hopefully answer all your questions on this topic, and remember to leave a comment below or send us an email if we have missed something.

What is Business Casual Style?

Business casual can seem simple at first but there is a fine line between too casual and too formal.

In this guide we will focus on men’s business casual and what it actually is. First of all, what is business casual and when you should dress this way. Business casual can seem simple at first but there is a fine line between too casual and too formal. For example we all understand that dressing for work in shorts and flip flops is too casual but wearing a full business suit is overly formal. Another place where not to dress too informal is in a casino, business casual is always a good option for this. The great thing about gaming online is that no dress code is required. A good resource for NJ licensed casinos is nj-licensed-casinos.com which offer the latest reviews, news and gaming options. Whilst it is better to dress too formal, this is when business casual is used.

Business Casual Style For Men

If you are looking to dress business casual then using the following items are a safe bet

  • Chinos or Khaki
  • Cotton Long Sleeve Shirt
  • Sweater
  • Leather shoes, dark color.
  • Leather Belt, dark color.

Remember that all clothes should be clean, pressed and free from wrinkles. As with all our recommendations on BeStylish, we advise that you choose well-fitting clothes.

What not to wear for business casual

  • Denim
  • Sports Trainers
  • Sportswear
  • Beach wear
  • Shorts
  • White socks
  • Logo T-Shirts/Jumpers

When to Wear Business Casual?

We always get asked the same question on when to wear business casual and with this we have a simple solution. If you need to  think about whether you need to dress business casual then there is a high probability it is not suitable. Remember that we always should overdress for occasions rather than under-dress.  A good tip is to check with your HR department to check what exactly ‘business casual’ means for your workplace. This way you will get a clear understanding moving forward. Whilst it might be acceptable at many companies, for instance, to wear denim jeans. However please  choose your best jeans and not a pair with rips in. A good rule of thumb is to wear an outfit that you would be happy to wear should your best client or CEO want a meeting with you.

A good tip is to check with your HR department to check what exactly ‘business casual’ means for your workplace.

During formal meetings or job interviews, it is important to give a good impression and the best way to do this is to dress professionally. Whilst it might be tempting to dress in business casual for an interview to a startup company, this is probably not the best choice, you can always dress down when you get the job.

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