Casual Friday: How to Wear Jeans to Work

February 23, 2016

Maybe your company partakes in “casual friday” or maybe you can just wear jeans whenever(!!), but a few people have been asking how to make jeans work appropriate. Rule of thumb(s):

  1. Save your rips for the weekend (obviously).
  2. Keep it polished (think dark washes, and “slack-like” lines i.e. wide leg trousers/high-waisted flares)

And as for what to wear WITH those jeans, there are SO many options, but I consulted with my sister and she came up with a few top options that are on trend enough for double duty wear on the weekend, but also work savvy for those more casual days. And although these looks are completely different, it’s all about “neck interest” (either showing it, or concealing it).

Off-the-Shoulder (ish)

These tops show just the right amount of shoulder that is work appropriate (most can be adjusted so the entire shoulder is not exposed – for work I would not pull down as far as shown on some of the models).  A cropped jacket or blazer can always be layered over if needed while you are in the office. When it’s time for happy hour (because that’s what working people do on Friday’s, right??) lose the jacket and you are margarita-ready.

Pair with full skirt on regular work days and a wide-leg denim trouser for casual days.

Sleeveless Turtleneck Sweater

(click through for sale price)

Another option is to cover the neck and show off those arms. Wear with a belt at waist and a full skirt, black culotte pants or your skinny black pants and pop color shoe on regular work days. Casual fridays? Try it with a high-waisted flare and a heel or a bootie.

I braved the rain to give this second look a test run….(and disclaimer: my jeans aren’t even CLOSE to being buttoned. Thank goodness for bella bands).

how to sea jeans to work on casual friday



Top // Jeans (old anthro, similar here) // Shoes // Bag

Create the Look:

I’ve teamed up with some other bloggers for #WORKWEARWEDNESDAY. Check out how these lovely ladies are wearing denim for work!

how to style jeans for casual friday

Left to right:

Thirty Something Fashion //  The Simple Mom // The Motherchic // Style in Harmony // Tiffani At Brenton Bay // BonBonRose Girl

  • Carly
    February 24, 2016 at 11:22 am

    I mean could you BE any cuter? Seriously.
    Love the look and agree on all your RULES for denim at work- I think I gave the same ones over on my post. lol.

  • Tamara DeWire
    February 24, 2016 at 1:28 pm

    Love how you did this post! Great tips and wardrobe ideas! AND I LOVE that purse…perfect pop of color!

  • Ellen That Chic Mom
    February 24, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    Super cute outfit!

  • Shannon Marie
    February 24, 2016 at 10:19 pm

    You are adorable!! These are some seriously great options!! WHY oh why does Anthro have to be SO cool!!

  • Gladys
    February 25, 2016 at 1:41 am

    Love all your tips! ❤️

  • andrea
    February 25, 2016 at 9:06 am

    Great tips & pieces to choose from!
    you look adorable

  • Megan Yarmuth
    February 25, 2016 at 10:24 am

    You look fabulous! Love these jeans and your even smiling in the rain! 😉

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