9 Office-Approved Outfit Ideas For Casual Friday

If you’re anything like us, by the time Friday rolls around, your arsenal of outfit ideas is pretty much tapped out for the week. Luckily, the sartorially casual nature of the final day of the work week allows the opportunity to shake things up a bit. So put away the pencil skirts and pumps and try a fresh new look this Friday.


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Give your weary feet a rest with chic flats. Pair them with a lightweight dress in a subtle print and polished accessories.

On Emma Stone: 

A.L.C. Simona Falling Iris Printed Dress ($525) available in Long-Sleeve; Chloe Lauren Scalloped Ballet Flats ($475) in Taupe; Prada PR61OS Sunglasses ($255) in Silver Brown


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Want to look like the coolest girl at the office? Pair a slim pantsuit with sporty trainers. For the most flattering effect, make sure your pants are slightly cropped at the ankle.

On Alexa Chung:

​Stella McCartney suit, Balenciaga blouse, New Balance 574 Sneakers ($70) available in Light Grey


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Try a pair of flared jeans with platform sandals and a striped shirt for an on-point denim look.

On Rosie Huntington-Whiteley:

​Anine Bing Striped Loose Fit Linen T-Shirt ($129); Seafarer Calypso Mid-Rise Bootcut Jeans ($228); Givenchy Medium Antigona Bag ($2,435) available in Blue; Salvatore Ferragamo Mini-Gancini Temple Sunglasses ($246) in Tortoise; Giuseppe Zanotti wedges


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If you’re going to wear a pair of slouchy pants, cuff them at the hem and tuck your shirt in. Add a substantial belt for a cool menswear effect, and balance it out with feminine accessories.

On Sienna Miller:

​Dolce & Gabbana bag


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A knife-pleated skirt gets a casual spin when paired with a boxy top. Add statement booties to take the look up a notch.

On Kate Bosworth:

​Rodarte Snakeskin Embossed Leather Booties ($874) available in White, Black, & Grey; Ray-Ban Original- Small Aviator 55mm Sunglasses ($160) in Brown


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Add a fresh, seasonal twist to a blazer and skinny jeans by making the former white and the latter floral print.

On Gisele Bundchen:

​Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket ($368) in Chalk; Mavi Jeans Serena Ankle Low-Rise Super Skinny Jeans ($118) available in Batik Vintage


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A menswear-inspired button-down shirt, tucked into black skinny jeans and paired with edgy accessories, is a no-fail Casual Friday look.

On Lauren Conrad:

​J.Crew Boy Shirt ($78) in Stripe Gauze; Christian Louboutin Pigalle Spike Flats ($1,095) in Black Mix; Balenciaga Arena Classic City Bag ($1,835) in Black; Karen Walker Super Duper Strength Sunglasses ($280) in Black


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A cool black jumpsuit or overalls is an on-trend choice for most creative offices. Wear it with a neutral-colored top and accessories for the most office-appropriate look.

On Blake Lively:

​Rag & Bone Leather-Trimmed Criss Cross-Back Overalls ($595) in Black; Givenchy Pandora Small Sandy Bolt-Trim Satchel Bag ($1,995) in Black


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If your office is typically on the conservative side, keep your Friday wardrobe ultra-professional with printed slacks and pumps. Color-blocking and bright accessories add interest.

On Jessica Alba:

Etro Shirt; ​Sandro Paris Printed Pants ($218) in Black; Rupert Sanderson Elba Pumps ($395) available in Nude Patent Leather; Narciso Rodriguez bag

Let us know what you like to wear to the office on Fridays in the comments below! 

Allyson Payer
Senior Editor

Allyson is a senior editor for Who What Wear. She joined the company in 2014 as co-founder Katherine Power's executive assistant and over the years has written hundreds of stories for Who What Wear. Prior to her career in fashion, Allyson worked in the entertainment industry at companies such as Sony Pictures Television. Allyson is now based in Raleigh, North Carolina, and is originally from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She holds a BFA in theater. Her path to fashion may not have been linear, but based on the number of fashion magazines she collected as a child and young adult, it was meant to be.