Back in the day, business casual meant khaki pants and nice sweaters— but only on Fridays. Today’s workplace attire is decidedly more casual every day of the week, with trends like athleisure influencing office fashion. While new definitions of office casual probably don’t include yoga pants, it’s not always easy to decide what’s appropriate work attire and what’s better suited for the weekend.
We spoke with Carrie Arrouet, owner of Lela Boutique in Milwaukee, about an enduring American fashion trend that’s still hot in 2018 — denim — and how to wear it at work. Pro tip: It’s all about the fit.