Style FAQ: What should I wear for casual Fridays at the office?

What should I wear for Casual Fridays at the office? The origin of Casual Friday can be traced back to American and Canadian workplaces that popularized the idea around the 1960s.


Blazer by Ted Baker, sweater by Calvin Klein platinum, shirt by Hugo Boss, chinos by Ben Sherman, bag and shoes by Tod’s

Back then, Hawaiian motif shirts were on trend, and executives donned them on Fridays. Despite the resurgence of said print, it might not be a good idea to wear one today. The rise of Silicon Valley in the 1990s also played an essential role in ushering in the trend. Listed here are some key pieces you can wear on Fridays so that you will not be lost in the sea of normcore-slash-lazy dressers:

  1. Easy outerwear

Save suits for formal meetings, and rock your casual outerwear on Fridays. Some great options include lightweight jackets, unlined blazers, sporty coats and cardigans—preferably in neutral colors like navy blue, dark grey or beige. Throw them over any shirt or T-shirt for an easy, foolproof styling trick on laidback Fridays at the office.


  1. Sweaters and sweatshirts

With or without shirts worn underneath, sweaters and sweatshirts are now part of the dressier camp of work attire. Crewnecks are always a safe option because it can easily be layered. Have one in a thicker material for rainy, colder days and one in cotton or jersey to help you withstand the heat of summer.

  1. Button-down shirts

Button-down shirts, despite its name, can be worn without every button being buttoned-down. Dismiss ties for once, and opt for the shirts in chambray or wool for a change. A good news is that you don’t need to have them crisply pressed all the time as some wrinkles can actually punctuate your laidback look.


  1. Chinos and dark denims

These two separates are solid options for Casual Fridays. Chinos and dark denim trousers walk a fine line between comfortable and dressy, which makes them versatile enough to be paired with anything in your wardrobe. Just ensure that the trousers fit you immaculately.

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