The Do's And Don'ts Of Dressing For Casual Friday

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    While we adore analyzing the runways and poring over designer mood boards, we spend a considerable amount of time pondering a more prosaic question: what should we wear? Whether it’s a wedding, work affair, or weekend brunch, getting dressed for specific occasions is a constant conundrum. In the hopes of outfit enlightenment--for us and for you!--we’re delighted to present What To Wear, our weekly wardrobe guide for every occasion. This week, we'll be covering what to wear for causal Friday.

    The Goal: 
    Create an outfit that balances work-appropriate and casual pieces for an overall professional, yet relaxed look.

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    There are a few hard and fast rules for wearing jeans to the workplace: no rips, no wild washes, and no skin-tight cuts.

    Current/Elliott The Slouchy Stiletto Mid-Rise Relaxed-Skinny Jeans ($292)

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    A sharp blazer offsets more casual pieces like jeans and flats.

    Zara Tuxedo Collar Blazer ($129)

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    While this Thakoon shirt is certainly an investment piece, you can wear it for decades to come.

    Thakoon Sleeveless Cotton Shirt With White Collar ($525)

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    If you’re going to forgo the pumps on Friday, a pointed-toe flat is a smart alternative. Save your ballerina shoes and sandals for the weekend.

    Choies Toecap Pointed Ballet Flats ($64)

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    The clean lines of a structured bag feel more appropriate than a slouchy purse. 

    Marc by Marc Jacobs Goodbye Columbus Colorblock Mini Crossbody Bag ($298)

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    Overall, this rose gold bracelet feels refined and reserved, but the lariat tassel adds a fun kick.

    Monica Vinader Baja Rose Gold-Plated Onyx Bracelet ($375)

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    The dry air in offices can wreak havoc on your hands. Combat cracked skin with this moisturizer, which has a subtle but pleasing lemongrass scent.

    Lollia Wander Handcreme ($25)

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    Many stylish ladies are guilty of carrying tech accessories worthy of the Office Depot clearance bin. Make sure your iPad sleeve is as fashionable as you are with this graphic Marni version.

    Marni Printed PVC iPad Sleeve ($230)

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Toecap Pointed Ballet Flats

Toecap Pointed Ballet Flats

Choies, $64
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Wander Handcreme

Wander Handcreme

Lollia, $25
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Printed PVC iPad Sleeve

Printed PVC iPad Sleeve

Marni, $230
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Baja Rose Gold-Plated Onyx Bracelet

Baja Rose Gold-Plated Onyx Bracelet

Monica Vinader, $375
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Tuxedo Collar Blazer

Tuxedo Collar Blazer

Zara, $129
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Sleeveless Cotton Shirt With White Collar

Sleeveless Cotton Shirt With White Collar

Thakoon, $525
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The Slouchy Stiletto Mid-Rise Relaxed-Skinny Jeans

The Slouchy Stiletto Mid-Rise Relaxed-Skinny Jeans

Current/Elliott, $292
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Goodbye Columbus Colorblock Mini Crossbody Bag

Goodbye Columbus Colorblock Mini Crossbody Bag

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $298
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