Denim is one of my favorite fabrics and I often post denim garments. Once considered very casual, even too casual, denim clothes are very popular, now.
I know some people think that wearing jeans and denim garments at work is not appropriate. I remember a conversation with some friends about what we considered “still acceptable” and what we would have never worn to go to work. Jeans and sneakers were the most discussed garment/accessory. Of course it depends on the type of job, if you deal with the public and the customers and other facts.
While some people are completely fine about wearing sneakers at work, some others would never wear them, or are not even allowed to do it. Some offices have their dress code, others rely on employees’ good sense which, sometimes, is questionable.
I remember an article on The Zoe Report about how to wear denim at work and still look professional.
Maybe because I’m European, I have a different approach to this matter. I follow many US blogs and magazines and I see photos of celebs and bloggers going to business meetings with distressed shorts and flip flops, which is something I would never do (I would wear them only to go to the beach, maybe).
So, I don’t think denim makes you look unprofessional, but some denim pieces don’t belong to office and working life, like other garments and accessories.
I must say that I’ve done jobs where, in a certain way, the least I payed attention to the way I dressed (and did my make-up and hair), the better it was. I know, it sounds strange but I swear that I’ve been criticised because I was too neat. As if going to work sloppy was a virtue!
But let’s go back to denim. I found 20 beautiful pieces that, as the title says, are not jeans. I don’t know if you would wear them at work, but for sure you could wear them on many occasions!
A second post, dedicated to denim accessories, is on its way.
Now tell me, which one would you immediately add to your closet?