Although it is restricting, the office dress code makes deciding what to wear during the working week easy. whether strict or relaxed it provides you with a set of standards to work with and means that you do not have to think too hard about what to wear each morning.
The weekend is an entirely different ball game, as you must reconcile what is required of you by different people and at various events with your own level of comfort and the degree to which you are willing to compromise it in the name of style.
This quick guide will give you a few pointers on how to get through a weekend full of various events and demands, as well as some tips on how to make your own stylish choices.
Perhaps you are heading into town to a bar with your colleagues straight from work to wind down after a busy week and have a few drinks. Lose the formal suit jacket, undo the blouse by a few buttons and untie your hair for a quick and easy way to shed the daytime professional look and be ready to have some fun.
You break up the stereotypical suited and booted outline a little with your jacket slung over one shoulder, preventing people from seeing you as yet another corporate slave, freeing you from it for a weekend. You may want to keep a pair of glittering heels under your desk to change into if you want to add a little glitz and glamour to your business suit.
This is the day we usually try to pack in as many social activities as possible, so something that works from day to night is a great idea. Let’s assume you are doing lunch with a friend and a birthday party in a bar this evening for a friend. You are going for a smart-casual look, but that can be a difficult phrase to decipher. If it comes down to it, you do not want to overdo the smart and feel too formal for dancing the night away. Similarly, you don’t want to seem too relaxed or as though you do not care enough to make the effort.
A tried and tested look for this situation is well-fitted jeans and a blazer over a well-chosen T-Shirt: you have a formal outline, but the nuances prove you have made the effort. A graphic tee is always a good option, and it can be dressed up with a pleated maxi skirt and sneakers.
Sunday is normally much more reserved since it is used to recover from Saturday’s excesses. Choose from a variety of luxurious cashmere, cozy leggings, sweatshirts, and track pants. Pair them with your trusted converse or sliders for a cool, casual, and comfy look. The trend of wearing activewear for leisure means you will not stand out if you need to go shopping, out to lunch, or to a bar for a hair of the dog.