Casual Friday is an illusion. Sure, the IT guy showed up in shorts—and, are those...Crocs? But don’t be fooled: You’re still very much at work. Casual Friday’s draw is comfort. Unfortunately, too many people cross the line into sloppy.Lucky for you, one of the biggest style trends right now is a renewed focus on comfort, and major brands are rebuilding everything from sweatpants to sport coats. “We’re seeing a move toward fabrics reengineered with knit sensibility rather than woven, which makes them softer and more comfortable,” says Michael Anderson, VP of men’s design at Banana Republic. “In a semi-constructed sport coat, that’s dressy and contemporary.” Think: a knitted jacket that feels like a cardigan.Use the tips below to complete your go-to casual Friday look.
End the work week looking like a cool winner.