What’s your dress code for work?
Monday: Probably one of the most hated day of the week.
While dressing up for work earlier today, I flashed back at how different life was as compared to some years ago. I’m not talking about the endless hours of overtime, which I actually liked at that period of my life when I had no huge responsibilities. It is more about how my dress code changed and consequently, my wardrobe too.
Years back, it was only shirts, trousers and well-polished shoes. And a tie for days on which I needed to go to the clients’ sites. But when the company announced Fridays as “dress-down days”, practically everyone got in their jeans and t-shirts with great pleasure and enthusiasm.
I was far from thinking that there could be even better until I changed workplace and wardrobe too. Since then, whenever I come across some friends or acquaintances on a normal working day, I get those surprised looks when I tell them that I’m not on holidays :
I believe that wearing jeans and polo shirts /shirts along with some sports shoes / tennis is actually good and helps to put yourself more at ease at work, as long as you don’t need to attend any formal meetings or meet clients of course. From time to time, you may occasionally want to put back those formal clothes and shoes just to take the “old” stuffs out of the wardrobe a bit.
More companies should allow their staff to be casually dressed if their business allows them to. Of course, shorts or sandals should be banned unless the company’s premises is found somewhere along the beautiful coast
What is your company’s dress code policy?