Summer is still here and it is HOT! The great thing is there are tons of office-friendly lightweight denim pieces you can now wear Monday through Friday to work. Despite what some office dress codes might say, the main purpose of jeans is to wear them to work! Since the 1800’s farmers and miners wore denim jeans to work. Back in the day, if you worked with your hands in a factory or in the field you wore denim jeans. Now, times are a-changing! Many offices are now allowing their employees to wear denim in the workplace. Some offices even support and promote a more relaxed corporate culture and this isn’t just with what you wear to work, but a lot of offices are now going away from the grey walls and boring office areas, and are making the most out of modern office furniture design to make the office feel like a relaxed place – which actually can help with productivity!
Wearing denim to work
Depending on where you work, I personally would wait to wear distressed jeans with holes and tears until you see your supervisor wear a pair first. You definitely want to get a feel for the company cultural before making your own fashion statement. However, if you decide to wear denim jeans to work, choose a dark rinse or a black denim jean to be on the safe side of work fashion decorum. As for the jean style, I would recommend a cropped skinny, a boot cut, or maybe even a high waisted jean.
How to wear denim jeans in the workplace and still look professional?
Glad you asked 🙂 If your 9-5 has a business professional dress code, which allows denim to be worn, you still need to dress those jeans up, girl. Jeans are automatically casual wear which is ok for a casual day at the office but make sure your outfit shows that you’re trying to still look dressy and professional.
Here are a few denim business professional looks for work
- Jeans with a blazer or cardigan give a comfortable and relaxed look while saying “I’m dressing up here.” Wearing a plain cotton white shirt or animal print under or a blazer is also very cute.
- Jeans with button up solid blouse can be a cute dressy look also. Still relaxed but very professional at the same time.
- You can’t lose with a denim dress. I would say, stay on the safe side and go knee, midi or ankle length. And then dress up your dress by adding a blazer or cardigan to make it more business professional.
- Go for it! Wear the knee length denim skirt to work; it’s appropriate. Add a cute blouse and a long blazer.