Bosses come in various shades. But what if your boss likes casual dressing. The dress down Friday look first started with formal dressing giving way to the casual appetite on the last working day of a week. But then in some outfits, casual dressing is the norm. Not in the way that is commonly understood which is T-shirts and shirts out and no sense of footwear. Casually dressed in a formal environment means more than just cool colors. It is about matching, mixing the options to keep that working mood intact but approach it with light shoulders. At least when the work is killing the dress lightens the loads! Possibly your boss has figured it out and he wants you to do the same.
Do you have a casual dressed formal boss? Follow in your boss’ footsteps! This Friday…
Know his colors. But keep your taste and personality in mind. Bosses like white, blue, grey and the younger ones will opt for the deeper Friday shades – deep blues, blacks and even those standout bottle green and burgundy.
Know his brands. Read his mind and his diary of power dressing for the deceptive Friday non-bossy look. Foreign or Indian, dressed up or down, be sure of one thing. While he will be happy with his brands, you find ones that suit your taste and pocket. Some of the fashion brands like 30 Shades can give you stuff that is internationally styled at some smart prices.
Know his moods. Now that’s a bit of an unusual one here. No, not really if you align your dressing to his joys and anxieties. When people are anxious or under stress dressing tends to take a beating. Kind of ‘blending in dressing’ is what the scene demands. Bosses don’t like the standout stuff. So stick to the khakis and chinos with possibly creams and self-patterns in the shirts. Keep shoes on the safer side of style. No frills and weaves, just nice tans. Even moderately worn suede shoes can do the trick.
Dress like him. If he wears a slim necktie than follow that. If he is the full sleeve type, then say you love full sleeves. If he is the blues lover, then kind of add to his collection of blues by demonstrating how you can wear them smarter. If he is the formal shoe type, nudge him to see that formal look in a pair of ankle high Sheffield boots preferably a dark brown or a bark brown.
Friday bosses are actually tougher to emulate. Come Monday you are sure to discover that…