There are many ways to keep it stylish while wearing business casual pants. So if your company’s dress code is business-casual, congratulations! You are in for a treat!
In comparison to business-professional attires, business-casual can be more lenient and allows room for creativity. But there are still rules to follow. Keep in mind, the key is to maintain a professional presence. You are dressing for work where you are expected to deliver professional work. Dress the part!
Before picking out which business casual pants fits your taste, make sure that you select a “work-environmental-friendly” outfit. Meaning, you should be following the dress code stated in your Employee Handbook. Perhaps, not word for word but know the rules.
If you want to stand out, there are other ways to do this than going against what’s being practiced. So, don’t wear that bright pink blouse (no matter how cute it is) if everyone else is wearing neutral.
Now, let’s get down to business!
Business Casual Pants STYLE: Wide Leg or Straight Leg?
There are many different styles of pants including straight leg, cropped, flare, leather, leggings, skinny and wide leg. Straight leg and wide leg would be the most suiting in a corporate environment. Straight leg is more of the traditional style. Wide leg has gained popularity in the recent years.
Style Tip: Wide-leg business casual pants are very comfortable and easily chic when worn with flats or heels. Wide leg pants can be best fitted with tucked in tops but tucking it out works out too. When tucking out, make sure that the bottom hem of your blouse ends right above or a little below the waist area (as pictured above).
Business Casual Pants COLOR: Neutral, Bold or Light?
Neutrals: Black, White, Gray and Brown
Bold: The brighter, the better or go home!
If you work in a creative environment by all means, get BOLD! Bring out those bright pants. The brighter the pants, the better! Color block if you wish. The choices are endless. However, if you work in a regular office, you probably shouldn’t do this.
Style Tip: Bright colored pants tends to be distracting but pairing it with light colored tops can even it out. White, cream, off-white and ivory tops goes perfectly with bold colors. Opt-in for tops that has a simple style rather than a decorative one. Again, bright pants are already eye catchy so pairing it with a decorative top will just create a busy look.
Light: Pink & Pastels
For all you Elle Woods’s fans out there, this style is for you but let’s tone it down and not go all pink.
Style Tip: Keep it pastel or light colored from head to toe.
Prints & Patterns:
Truthfully, conservative offices should stick to solids. However, if your office allows for some fun, then have at it. Wear some printed business casual pants!
There you have it ladies. Hope you enjoy these tips and if you need a shopping guide, CHECK OUT the online boutique for Business Casual Pants you can rock in the office!