Many workplaces allow ‘dress-down Fridays’, in which employees can dress in their casuals. However, just because employees are given a thumbs up to wear jeans, doesn’t mean they still shouldn’t appear primped and professional. One way to stay comfortable without sacrificing style is to dress up a pair of jeans. Here’s a look at some classy ways to dress up your denim to better suit a sophisticated workplace setting.
1. Cinch with a Belt
Looking for an easy way to enhance the look of your workday ensemble? Wear a belt around the smallest part of your waist. Belts help to smooth loose clothing to better reveal your feminine curves. Add a jacket and a handbag to a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and you’re ready for the office.
2. Throw On a Blazer
Nothing makes a semi-formal outfit come together better than a streamlined jacket or blazer. Tuck a comfy white t-shirt into your jeans, then layer a feminine jacket over top. Choose a jacket with clean lines and minimal detailing. Leave the jacket open to appear more laidback and casual
3. Sport a Button-Up
Sleek button-up, long-sleeve blouses can make any outfit appear more dressed up, even when paired with jeans. Tuck a form-fitting black button-down blouse into your denim. Don’t forget to add some statement pieces, such as a cute pair of boots, a series of metal bangles, or an eye-catching necklace.
4. Just Add Heels
A pair of sexy, sophisticated heels can make any outfit appear more formal. Pull your look together with a pair of denim skinny or boot cut jeans, and add a cute blouse or jacket/t-shirt combo. Finish off your look with a sleek pair of high heels. Classic wedges in a solid color will work too.
5. Wear a Lace Top
Give your workplace attire a vintage feel by wearing your denim with a soft, lace top. Lace is considered both classic and elegant, perfect for a casual Friday at work without looking overly polished. Wear a nude cami beneath your lace top to prevent your undershirt from distracting the eye from the lace detailing.