Polo shirts. They are a staple in a man’s closet since time immemorial. Back in 1920’s, polo shirts were worn as sportswear for gentlemen and was eventually adapted by the corporate world as a format for uniforms. As for the ladies, it turns out that wearing polo shirts is simple, smart, adorable and fashionable.
But as far as a dress code is concerned, here are the things you should remember in attending specific events like trying not to look under- or overdressed for an event or place.
We know the dress code as a set of standards formally or socially imposed on a specific place or event. This “code” imposes limitation to help people dress accordingly. Sometimes, these codes are harder to remember than you’d think so here is a quick rundown of them all.
This dress code is, well, a non-dress code. T-shirt or polo shirts partnered with jeans can be a good choice both for men and women. Depending on the activity and place you will be in, put on a pair of sneakers or sandals you’re comfortable with and you’re ready to go. You can also put on some simple pieces of accessories like bracelets or wristwatch. As long as you aren’t in your birthday suit, you’re technically in casuals.
…is a dress code you should understand especially if you’re going to start reporting for work. For men, business casual usually requires you to at least dawn a polo shirt or any collared shirt paired with khakis or slacks. It is then complimented with a pair of dress shoes. For women, dressing with a fashionable button top paired with khaki pants or pencil-cut skirts is your safest bet. Putting on some make up and jewelry, and wearing heels can make you look more confident. And since, business casual is supposed to make you look like “you mean business,” make sure that your clothes are well ironed and you’re prepared to meet other business people.
Smart casual dress code is a combination of casual and business casual and is commonly required for when going to interviews. Of course, you need to prepare for the interview by reading about the company but dressing properly can help nail your application—a collared shirt layered with a coat paired with denim or khaki pants for men; and a dressy top layered with a blazer paired with a nice slacks or skirt for women can earn you an interviewer’s thumbs up.
This dress code requires ties (for men) and dresses (for women). Unlike other dress codes, its requirements are buttoned down shirt, business suit with tie, and a pair of slacks for men and a business style dress and heels for women.
These are the 4 most important dress codes for the everyday person, especially for those who are working. Polo shirts may have entered the corporate world but make sure you are wearing it according to the required dress code.
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