When Casual Friday is a dressing nightmare …

Do you like to dress up, but there is a Casual Friday culture at your office? You are not a jeans gal, but don’t want to break the spirit? Thus, you struggle every Friday whether to wear the jeans or to exclude yourself from the pack.

influencer in oversize cableknit sweater, leather bermudas, tights, belt booties and shirt
Oliveo buttondown plaid shirt, Oliveo Bermunda leather shorts, GNW tights, Double H lace-up booties, Kieselstein Colrd belt and buckle (all own)

… go wild for Casual Friday

Try this solution of the problem. Take Casual Friday as an excuse to wear something more wild than you normally wear. The possibilities are endless. It can be an extreme color piece or a leopard print skirt with otherwise office appropriate clothing or even these dressy leather shorts with an oversize sweater.

But what about when it is cold?

I wore the shorts with two pair of tights to insulate my legs from the cold environment. In the lace-up booties, I wore little socks to keep my feet warm. Because of all these additional layers around my feet I buy my winter shoes always a size larger than my summer shoes. If I would buy the same size as for summer shoes, the shoes would squeeze the socks and feet – the recipe for cold feet. Under the oversize cable knit sweater I wore a plaid shirt and long sleeve silk underwear.

stylist in shearlin, red floral print scarf, headband, Celine bag, gloves, tights
Shearling coat , silk cashmere floral scarf, Kieselstein Cord belt, head band, Double H lace-up booties, gloves and Celine bag (all own)

Mix Rock’n Roll Edgy with Classics for a Twist

Try classics with a twist. One of my favorite twists is adding elements of Roll’n Roll. I love the combination of edgy (e.g. biker jacket) and classic (sheath, slingbacks, pearls, diamonds, etc.).

Pro tip: Try a leather jacket in a different color than black as a substitute of a blazer for a classic with a twist work outfit.

stylist in striped sheath with cream jacket
White Graham & Spencer biker jacket with Calvin Klein striped sheath dress, statement bag and Anne Klein snake print slingback (all own)

Dress up your outwear as there is no peer pressure for Casual Friday

As an outer outfit, I added my short shearling coat, a wool scarf that has a silk floral part attached on one side to look polished, head band, a belt for shape and a bag. Of course, a pair of silk lined gloves are a must.

Do you like to dress up? Do you like Casual Friday? Are you a skirt or jeans gal? Let me know, I am curious.

You can find another styling idea with this cable knit sweater at the link.

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Photos: G. Kramm

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