What Style of Shoes at Fashion Shops Online Is Business Casual?


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What Style of Shoes at Fashion Shops Online Is Business Casual?

  1. 1. What Style of Shoes at Fashion Shops Online Is Business Casual?Fridays at the office are considered business casual day.What does that exactly mean? Business means businessand casual is casual, so how do you combine the twostyles? Friday is usually dress-down day, so you know thatbusiness casual does not mean a suit, but it does meanthat you have to look nice and still be a little bit casual atthe same time.Lets examine what business casual is not. Here are thefollowing items for your weekend or at-home wardrobe:zip-front hooded sweatshirts, team jackets, jeans jackets,t-shirts with slogans, midsection-baring tops, tank tops,worn out jeans, spandex pants, stirrup pants, overalls,cycling shorts, sweat pants, miniskirts, see-through tops,halter tops, flip-flops, sneakers and sandals. Never forgetthat the first word in business casual is "business" andcasual does not mean a day at the beach.
  2. 2. Business casual must always include high-quality pieces,hose or socks, appropriate underwear, footwear in goodcondition, coordinated accessories, clean, styled hair andmakeup for women. With that in mind, lets take a look atthe type of footwear that is considered business casual tofinish off your outfit when you go shopping at fashionshops online.Slingbacks, womens shoes with a cutout heel and a strapspanning the back of the ankle, defy simple categorizationas they once were. Years ago, slingbacks wereappropriate only during the summer months, and theywere considered a casual shoe. Certainly, no self-respecting woman south of the Mason-Dixon Line wouldbe caught dead in a slingback before Memorial Day orafter Labor Day. Now, with a growing selection of womensslingbacks, you can find a pair for every season and everyoccasion, from stay-at-home clothes to wedding attires.The factors that determine the slingbacks suitability is thedesign of the shoe, the material, the embellishments, andwhether it contributes to the overall desired look with theoutfit.You need to take look at the whole gamut of occasionsyou could be in, and offer suggestions for pairingslingbacks with outfits for each occasion. If you feel theshoes complement your outfit and you feel comfortablewearing them, let your personal sense of style guide you.People judge others by first impressions; watches,
  3. 3. handbags and shoes play an important role in firstimpressions. Cut corners elsewhere, but never with yourshoes. Regardless of the style you wear, make sure thatyour shoes are in A-1 condition, with perfect soles. Casualshoes should be kept in the same tip-top, clean and scuff-free shape as their dressier counterparts. Do not wearfour-inch heels with a pair of dress pants and a sweater.Those types of shoes look better with a dress suit orpantsuit.For men, business casual shoes should definitely notinclude sneakers. There is nothing tackier than a man indress pants with a pair of sneakers on. Styles range frompenny loafers to lace-ups, leaving lots for comfort andbudget preferences. Make sure that the heels and thefabric are clean, the leather polished, or the suedebrushed. Wearing these types of shoes to complete yourbusiness casual look will make you GQ all the way.The old saying, "People take on the character of thecostume," isnt a myth. Its because of this truth thereshould be more business than casual in a companys"business casual" attire. If the male and female definitionsseem too rigid, then complain to the person where thebuck stops. Company owners tend to complain about thebusiness casual attitudes that accompany casual daybecause theyve watched them evolve over time. That iswhy its important to sustain the level of businessconsciousness dictated by the respective company.
  4. 4. On the other hand, companies that demand a high-stress,quick-paced level of productivity from their staff on aregular basis may find benefits of invoking a more casualattitude once a week. Perhaps in such a case, it wouldallow employees to begin their weekend feeling morerelaxed and then come back on Monday feeling morementally prepared for the new work week.Whether you are in business causal or not, you need toalways remember that you are still doing business nomatter what kind of clothes you are in. You do not have tobe embarrassed if you run into your boss or a clientvisiting the office. Be comfortable, but always be awareyou are still at work. So when you get to go shopping atfashion shops online, consider business casual shoeslike loafers or tie up shoes, heels or flats as long as theyare clean and look nice and neat. Be comfortable, yet stillprofessional. That is business casual.