When I was working full-time, I always thought Friday was the hardest day of the week to get dressed. On the one hand, I looked forward to that day immensely because it meant trading in my business suits for jeans or casual skirts. On the other hand, however, I hated it because it was so hard to find something that was perfectly casual and professional at the same time.
It was a major dilemma. I certainly didn't want to look too casual/lackadaisical. But I also didn't want to isolate myself from my peers by being all starched and proper five days a week. My solution at my last job was to take my cues from my supervisor and dress the way she dressed.
She somehow managed to look pulled together - yet not stuffy - on Fridays. One of her "tricks," I came to observe, was that she selected high-quality pieces that were in good condition.
This is an especially important principle when it comes to jeans. They're perfect for Casual Friday. But they should be non-wrinkly, fitted appropriately, and paired with dressier shoes and a nice top.
Looking for just the right pair? Take a peek at Jag Jeans. Available at Nordstrom and retailing between $50-$90, the jeans are classy and cut for the office. I recently received a pair to review and, unfortunately, I can't exactly zip them up right now (I'm almost 38 weeks pregnant), but they appear to be stylish and made well.
YOUR TURN: What is your favorite brand for jeans? Have you ever tried Jag Jeans? If so, did you like them...or not?
P.S. Since we're talking about Casual Friday, I found the below outfit on Obsessions of A Virgo and loved it. But I don't think I would be "daring" enough to wear it. Your thoughts? Do you adore that look...or hate it?
P.P.S. I can't talk about Casual Fridays without mentioning Nell's incredible blog - Casual Friday Everyday. I love her blog title. That's my life right now too. Although casual usually means yoga pants and a t-shirt in my SAHM world...