Business Formal vs Business Casual\nThe business formal dress code is the highest form of professional attire. This dress style leans towards a full suit, tie, and dress shoes to match. You may have found post work from home that your office space has lowered the standard of dressing from business formal to business casual.\nThis might mean you swap your matching suit for a tailored jacket and chinos or try adding a sweater to your ensemble. Although business casual is a slight step down from business formal, try to keep your outfitting conservative and traditional with a touch of added comfort. Having a more relaxed professional style means you have the flexibility to play with colours, patterns and accessories, so spend time trying things that work for you. \n \nSmart Casual\nHere at GAZMAN, we pride ourselves on providing a great range of smart casual options to our customers. Smart casual is a great way to keep comfortable while maintaining a sense of professionalism in the workplace, it also allows you to go from the office to a social event with ease. Similar in the transition from business formal to business casual, workplaces that previously recommended a business casual dress code are moving towards a more smart casual appearance.\nAn effortless way to make sure your more casual attire remains office appropriate is by having your items always ironed, neat, and fitting well. A smart casual look may be made up of smart chinos, a long sleeve shirt layered with a knit or sports jacket, and clean dress shoes. Compared to business casual, you can often play with bolder colours and prints in your professional attire, so don’t be afraid to wear stripes or checks as part of your look.\n \n \nCasual \nAs long as you are presenting yourself with a sense of professionalism in your outfitting, casual wear is an easy one to master. In the past, a casual look was saved for Fridays, however, post pandemic, we are noticing in many workplaces that our usual casual Friday looks can be worn all week. Try pairing chinos and a polo with a nice clean sneaker or dress shoe. Another look could be a clean dark denim with a button-up, merino sweater and leather boots. Make sure your outfit is ironed and your facial hair is groomed so you don’t present as too casual.\n \n \nWork From Home\nDesk-up style is key to your work from home look. Make sure to always be prepared for those unexpected video calls by wearing a sweater, polo, or button-up shirt, this will help for both motivation and appearance. Staying away from your overworn sweats is a great start to preserving a sense of professionalism while working from your DIY home office. Instead, keep comfortable in a pair of jeans or casual trousers. As a final point, maintaining your grooming routine will not only make you look fresh on camera but will help you stay positive and motivated.\n \n\n \nSpecial Work Events \nAppropriate outfits for the office are one thing, however, the professional work dress code for special work events can be a whole other story. When it comes to important events such as board meetings or client introductions, our first suggestion would be to elevate your style. For example, if smart casual is your normal work dress code, think about adding a tailored jacket or some nice dress shoes to smarten the outfit up.\nIf it's casual Friday or after-work drinks with a client, it's fair to keep it to your casual attire as long as you remain presentable. Having a range of layering options is an easy way to be prepared for entering the office with a new work style. Try adding a tailored jacket, sweater options, chinos in alternative colours, and shirting options so that you can mix and match until you find what is most suitable for your professional space. \n \n \nShop our collection of the latest men’s long sleeve shirts for work at GAZMAN now.