Business Casual: These Are the New Rules of Office Dressing
Suits and ties might not be standard work attire anymore, but that doesn’t mean your professional wardrobe needs to turn into a pile of gingham shirts, nondescript fleece vests, and boring chinos. But what is business casual? The answer might surprise you—because anything in that general orbit is only a style death sentence if you let the startup bros and midtown bankers determine the way you wear it. Go against the fleece and embrace these 12 modern-guy office buys and you’ll be dress-code compliant—and ready for whatever you’re got cooking after work, too.
The Open-Collar Shirt
A well-fitting button-down shirt is the glue that holds your business casual wardrobe together, and if you need a break from basic oxfords, there’s plenty out there for you right now. Try a camp-collar shirt for relaxed look that still means business. Just save the tropical prints for vacation—a solid color or classic pattern is plenty chill.