What to Avoid for Business Casual Attire, What to Wear Instead

  • Business Insider asked professional stylists and designers to share what “business casual” means.
  • Trousers and sweaters are work-wardrobe essentials that is always appropriate for the office.
  • On the other hand, flip-flops and baseball caps aren’t appropriate for a professional setting.

Most people live much farther from their offices than they did before 2020. But that doesn’t mean you won’t come across the sometimes dreaded, often ambiguous “business casual” dress code again.

Business Insider asked two stylists and three designers to share which clothing pieces are always considered business casual and which will never help demystify the term.