In the 1960s, jeans were considered as a work outfit worn by only blue collar workers working in the factories. Later, somewhere around 1965, they became popular among teenagers as a casual form of clothing and also made its place in the corporate world. Nowadays, most of the companies have their own dress code, and follow a very strict rule stating that no jeans mean no jeans at all, only formals!
But it seems like relaxed dressing has made its way in the organisations so that employees can work comfortably. This type of dressing comes under casual dress code where people are free to wear their choice of outfits, from neck-tie blouses to relaxed and oversized blazers to easy yet sharp flat sandals. Clearly, this powerful trend is all about relaxed tailoring for the modern woman who believes she can do it all in her own ways.
Before heading on to knowing about different patterns, let’s just start with the basics to take care of while attempting relaxed dressing:
- Do not reveal too much
- Keep your attire well-groomed
- Do not over accessorise
- Always wear well-polished shoes
- Avoid wearing flashy clothes
Below are a few suggestions on the same:
Button Down Shirt
One should never underestimate the power of a button-down shirt, especially you ladies! This quintessential pattern offers an everlasting sophistication that is clean and chic. Amongst many ways of lifting this look, one could be by incorporating wide-leg pants with a classy handbag, a chain necklace and a pair of wedges to appear more stylish. More so, enhance the complete look by rolling up your sleeves a bit leaving the top two buttons unclosed.
Coming back in trends after seeing a way out of the fashion radar for a while, flowing pleated skirts have once again become a preferable choice over fitted pencil skirts. The major reason behind its comeback is because of its comfortable quotient and do not state the obvious, they are super easy to wear for both formal and casual purposes. The best way to accessorise these skirts is with a tote bag, block heels and stone studded earrings for a simple yet beautiful look.
Palazzo pants are probably the best and most comfortable among the wide pants as these are cinched in at the waist and flow out at the legs. It can also look like sweatpants so, give your jeans a day off by putting on this pattern. To keep the look minimal it is best to just carry a stylish cocktail ring, sling handbag and a pair of wedges for a neutral look.
Coat Or Blazer
For a perfect corporate look, business coat or blazer with a plain shirt and formal straight pants is a good combination to wear to your workplace. Blazers have a looser fit, and also appear more formal than a sports or fashionable jacket and also gives a put-together and chic look. You can choose darker shades because they go well with almost everything. To wrap up the best look, carry a handbag, a pleated pendant set and block heels.
Hope that now you know how you can pull of relaxed dressing with these patterns. With these combos of outfits and fashion jewellery, you will be able to stimulate your corporate as well as casual look very well.