Things You Should Never Wear To Work ... Even on Casual Friday
By Kaliwood on September 27, 2013
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Here are a few tips on things you should NEVER wear to the office ... and the looks people are giving you when you walk past them.
I'm sad to say that I got the inspiration for this post from people in my own building! It baffles me that people think these items are acceptable. They are barely acceptable in the grocery store, much less at your place of WORK!
I don't care how colorful or bedazzled they are. If they are rubber thongs, leave them for the beach or pool!! I mean, I take my dog out to go to the bathroom in rubber flip flops. Enough said.
I don't even like wearing the open-foot decorative sandals that I love so much. At the office, I like to keep my feet covered as a general rule with flats or peep-toe wedges.
I will admit, sometimes on casual Friday I wear a UK T-shirt and one of my Under Armour zip-up track jackets. But, I'm allowing myself a pass because I work for a sports association and UA is our corporate sponsor. So, I'm just promoting them! But, wearing a ratty old hoodie from college? No thanks, peeps.
You would think people would realize shorts are a no-go for ALL professional environments, whether you are male or female. But alas, I've seen them. The ONLY possible exceptions are the professional shorts that are too short to be capri length but go almost to the knee (for women). Or MAYBE some tweed shorts in the fall with black leggings under them. But even those are pretty hard to pull off and are still risky (and you need to have the body to rock them). So, I would suggest just avoiding shorts altogether.
Old, ratty gym shoes?? Really? Show some respect, people! These are only allowed on truck-loading day before a big event!
Anything with Spaghetti Straps
Sometimes I want to yell down the hall, "You know a camisole is UNDERwear, right???" Sheesh. Anything without sleeves is a felony in the office. If it doesnt have AT LEAST a one-inch wide strap (preferably two inches), then it better be covered up with a cardigan, blazer, sweater, etc.
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Did I miss anything? Any hot mess items you have seen that need to be added to the list?
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