Fashion Friday: Office BBQ

Posted on July 16th, 2010 by

It’s about that time – you’ve worked hard at your job all summer, and now it’s time to let loose and enjoy your coworkers in a less pressure-filled environment.  Hot dogs, brats, pasta salad.  This is what summer is all about!
But work parties can bring new confusions and summer BBQs are no exception.  What do you wear to be relaxed but still respectable?  Here’s a couple quick suggestions…
For the ladies:

A summer dress is a perfect choice for a casual evening meal.  Make sure to get one with thick straps and that will come down to right above your knee (a maxi dress would also be a great choice!).  Fun, bright colors are right at home out of the office.  A scarf help add some softer color and covers you up a little bit more.  Flat sandals are comfortable, but make sure to not go too casual. So cute!
For the guys:

You can finally wear shorts!  No denim shorts (jorts, yikes) or huge cargo pockets though.  Keep them tailored and crisp, and obviously not falling down!  A polo or a lightweight wool sweater are solid choices for a top.  You can break out a casual leather watch and slip-on shoes.  Unless you have oddly beautiful feet, avoid the sandals.  As a general rule, men’s feet should be covered at work events. 

Bottoms up!


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