Getting dressed for work can be a #struggle, especially come Friday. You've worn your trousers a few too many times, and you're not feeling a pencil skirt with pumps. Thankfully, however, Fridays have, in many workplaces, turned into casual Fridays—a day where those oftentimes strict dress codes are not enforced, and you're given much more sartorial freedom when it comes to piecing together an office outfit.
Of course, you still want to be mindful of what you show up wearing because you may have to attend meetings or grab lunch with a client. A good general rule to follow? If you're the slightest bit hesitant about your casual Friday work outfit, follow your intuition and dress it up with something a bit more refined and polished, like a blazer or a button-down.
For example, jeans are office Friday-friendly, but consider pairing them with a sleek, minimalistic blouse or even a cool dress to prevent them from looking too laid-back. Need some more inspiration? Below, we've rounded up the best casual Friday work outfits to copy that will take you straight from the boardroom to happy hour with your besties—no outfit change required.
This ensemble transitions seamlessly from summer Fridays to after-work happy hour, wouldn't you agree? And it's simple to piece together. Style a dark-wash jean miniskirt with a chic blouse for that fun-meets-refined look. Add pops of color with your accessories.