There’s nothing better than wearing jeans and a t-shirt at the end of the week, but sometimes, you’re unsure of what to wear on Casual Friday. Don’t worry! I’ve got you covered with this guide to office-approved outfits that are perfect for Casual Friday at the office. Here are seven of my favorites!
1) Outfit #1 - The Casual Formal Look
A blazerwith a pair of dark-wash jeans is always a good look for casual Friday. Keep your top simple - a white button-down or a black turtleneck looks great. Add a pop of color with your shoes - a pair of red loafers will do the trick. Finish it off with a navy blazer and you're ready to go! Pair it with a crisp white shirt, grey trousers, and brown leather dress shoes for an outfit that's both fashionable and conservative. Keep things chic by adding a bright pink handbag. To keep things extra office appropriate, wear your hair down in a low bun! Use a clear elastic band to tie it up high on your head, then make a tight ponytail at the nape of your neck. Use bobby pins or hair clips to secure it into place. You can also just put it up in a sleek chignon if you prefer something more elegant.
2) Outfit #2 - Add a pop of color with accessories
If you want to add a pop of color to your outfit, try doing it with your accessories. A bright scarf or handbag can really liven up a look. Just be careful not to go too overboard – you don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard. Experiment with different colors and patterns to find what works best for you! Maybe orange is your signature color? Maybe some rich purple will make you feel powerful? Don’t forget that the power of accessorizing doesn’t have to stop at necklaces and scarves - adding a colorful clutch, necklace, or pair of earrings will also do the trick. It's important to remember that all these items should coordinate well together, so they might be better if they're made out of similar materials. If you're new to this whole idea of adding in pops of color with your accessories, start small and work your way up. Start by wearing just one accessory with an otherwise neutral outfit and gradually build up from there. You can keep exploring until you find what suits you best!
3) Outfit #3 - Play Up the Tights
If you want to get a little bit more creative with your office wear, try playing up the tights! This can be done by pairing patterned tights with a solid-colored skirt or dress. For a more casual look, try pairing them with jeans. And for a totally chic and edgy outfit, pair them with leather pants for a rockstar-inspired look that’s perfect for the weekend. Want even more inspiration? Check out blog post for some of our favorite outfits featuring tights: easthillscasuals.com
Don’t worry if all you have is plain black tights—that doesn’t mean they can’t work in an outfit. You just need to pay attention to what else you are wearing. Pairing patterned leggings with a plain shirt gives it a punk vibe that works perfectly in either urban or hipster settings, while pairing them with faux leather leggings creates an entirely different kind of vibe—one that adds edge to any look. Plus, tights can make a simple dress seem like something really special. Tights are so versatile because they come in so many different patterns and colors, meaning there is one for every occasion!
4) Outfit #4 - Go for texture
For a casual look with some texture, pair a chunky knit sweaterwith raw denim jeans. Add a pop of color with your shoes or handbag, and you're good to go! This outfit is comfortable and stylish, and it can be easily dressed up or down. You could swap out the skinny jeans for ankle pants for a more formal look, or swap out the knit sweater for a blazer for an even more professional feel. Another way to dress this outfit up would be to wear strappy heels instead of sneakers, but either option will work.
A mix of textures is a great way to add interest without going overboard. I love how this simple and comfy outfit can also take me from my bike ride home to dinner with friends in minutes! It's just one example of how there are no rules when it comes to what to wear on Casual Friday. If you've been wondering what to wear on casual Fridays, these seven outfits are perfect inspiration - they are all so different yet each look like they could make any woman feel her best!
5) Outfit #5 - A Classic Color Combo
If you want to look put-together without being too formal, try a classic color combo like black and white. You can never go wrong with a crisp white shirt and tailored black pants. To make the outfit more casual, add a pair of loafers or ballet flats. Add an oversized blazer for some structure if needed.
A colorful cardigan is also a great option if you don't want your top to be too revealing when your jacket comes off. Try pairing it with skinny jeans and flat shoes. Finish the look with tights in a fun pattern and stud earrings. To dress up this outfit, add heels instead of flats, polish nails in a contrasting shade to the rest of your outfit, and throw on an accent piece such as a necklace or bracelet that matches one detail from your outfit (for example: stud earrings). If you're feeling brave, wear leggings! They'll keep you warm but still allow your feet to breathe. Make sure they're opaque so no skin shows through at the office.
6) Outfit #6 - The all black look
All black everything has been a popular style trend for a while now, and it's easy to see why. Not only is it slimming, but it also looks pulled together and professional. To avoid looking like you're going to a funeral, pair your black clothing with some fun accessories. A statement necklace or brightly colored shoeswill do the trick. You can even try wearing all black head to toe if you want to keep things simple. It'll be a chic look that feels modern and sophisticated without being too serious. The best part about this outfit is that every piece of clothing in your closet could potentially work for this ensemble. That means you don't have to go out and buy anything new! And just because this outfit may feel more formal than other outfits we've talked about doesn't mean you have to stick with all black from head to toe! Instead, try mixing colors within the same hue family, like an orange skirt paired with a navy blazer. By using different shades of the same color, you can create a fashionable yet still conservative look that works well in most office settings. If you're feeling bold, mix two different hues together by pairing black pants with red pumps for example.
The key to creating an office appropriate casual Friday outfit is finding pieces that are comfortable enough for you to wear during the day and dressy enough for after hours socializing. If none of these ideas speak to your personal style, never fear!
7) Outfit #7 - The all white look
All white everything has been a popular fashion trend for the past few years. And it's not going away anytime soon. If you want to stay on trend and impress your boss, wear an all white outfit on casual Friday. To pull off this look, pair a white button-down shirtwith white trousers or a white skirt. Add a pop of color with your shoes or handbag. And don't forget to accessorize with some gold jewelry. You'll be glad you did! How about a fun pink bow belt?
The best part is that all these outfits are available at just about any store you could imagine.
So what are you waiting for? Get out there and find the perfect ensemble for today! Whether you're feeling formal in an elegant suit or looking to channel Audrey Hepburn in one of her signature little black dresses, we have what you need. With our vast selection of clothes and accessories, there's no need to stress over figuring out what to wear again! Here are four more simple yet stylish outfits that will be perfect for your casual Friday:
Outfit #8 - A cute floral dress: A great way to show off your personality is by wearing a print or patterned dress. Here, try pairing a cute floral dress with sandals and a cute oversized purse for day time wear. For night time, swap out the sandals for heeled booties and add some blingy earrings. Then strut into work like you own the place!