Professionalism at work can be shown through our behaviour and attitude, but also observed in our manner of dressing. Although many offices have casual environments, it is necessary to be in proper work attire. Understanding what is meant by ‘appropriate work attire’ will help us know what to wear and what not to wear in the office.
For corporate offices, it is always recommended to wear business attire. Ladies should wear pants or skirts, over collared tops. Sleeved dresses of appropriate lengths are also good. Earth shades and black and white combinations are best for a corporate look. Shoes should be heeled; bright colours are best avoided for footwear. Men appear decent in pants and long sleeves, with well-polished shoes. Hairdo should be neat.
For casual offices that do not come face-to-face with clients and customers, it is not necessary to wear formal attire. Slacks and tops will do for women, and jeans and polo shirts are good for men. As long as the clothes you wear are not too revealing or casual, it is perfectly all right. The problem with casual environments is that people tend to abuse their privileges in terms of what they should wear. — Agencies