Get Dressed: Business Casual

Gothic lolita meets business casual (via PheonixPinion)
Gothic lolita meets business casual (via PheonixPinion)

Dressing appropriately business casual for professional activities makes me want to let a boob hang out. However, the impulse is lessened by a) pretending that it’s a costume! and b) that I’ve got all kinds of pseudo-dressed up bits and bobs in my closet that are pretty easy to adapt to the look. Lately, I’ve been gravitating toward the buttoned down, armour-like elements that I own anyway, and they work pretty well in business contexts – but holy man do I abhor total and complete submission to tastefulness.

And so I looked up business casual on the internet and found this handy guide on WikiHow! It said to consider the following questions when meeting your business cas’ goal:

  • Would I wear this clubbing? The answer should be ‘no.’
  • Would I wear this to sleep? The answer should be ‘no.’
  • Would I wear this to do yard work? The answer should be ‘no.’
  • Would I wear this to a costume party? The answer should be ‘no.’

SOUNDS IMPOSSIBLE.

As is the post-post-(post?) modern way, there is a lot of wiggle room and crossover between mileus, cultures, genders and lifestyles nowadays and I’d like to think that the typical standards lean heavily of funky side of casual and less so on the un-fun business aspects. Enjoy, and enjoy getting dressed!

via Professional Hijabi
via Professional Hijabi
Parisians are, like, perpetually business about being casual. (via The Sartorialist)
Parisians are, like, perpetually business about being casual. (via The Sartorialist)

 

Author: Amber Goodwyn

Amber Goodwyn is a Montrealer freshly moved to the prairies where she's found a home in journalism at Prairie Dog Magazine. A jack-of-all-trades, she hopes to master some (hell, any) of the following before she expires: writing, music making, filmmaking, DJing, Werewolves.

2 thoughts on “Get Dressed: Business Casual”

  1. Hey, I love this feature. It’s nice to see some clothes that people are actually wearing to work in Sask that aren’t from the holy trinity of Ricki’s/Smart Set/Reitman’s. Also that purple dress is absolutely cute.

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