One example of a business casual outfit for women is a nice pair of slacks paired with a stylish blouse and casual heels. Another example is wearing a nice blouse with a knee-length skirt and simple heels.
One of the main guidelines for dressing business casual is to avoid anything that is distracting, offensive or too casual. Inappropriate clothing includes anything that shows too much skin on the back, chest and stomach. Business casual clothing should always be clean and pressed. Clothes that are wrinkled, dirty or frayed are not suitable. Some businesses allow shirts that feature a sports team, university or designer brand name.
General bottom clothing choices that are suited for a business casual environment include slacks, pants, suit pants, skirts, dresses and skirt suits. However, inappropriate styles of pants include jeans, sweatpants, exercise pants and leggings. Dresses and skirts should be knee-length and not too tight.
Types of shirts that are acceptable include blouses, dress shirts and sweaters, golf shirts and turtlenecks. Shirts that are not suited for this environment include crop tops, tank tops, halter tops and exercise shirts. Shoe styles that are suitable include conservative athletic shoes, loafers, boots, flats and dress heels. Shoes that should be avoided include flip flops, flashy sports shoes and slippers.