Over the last 5 years of serving as a Pastor at LifeChurch.tv, which has a cool, hip, relevant denim type dress code; I found that I wore denim 90% of the time and the other 10% consisted of weekend athletic apparel and an occasional suit for a wedding or funeral. The 5 years prior to that consisted of 90% suits as I spent most of my time in business meetings, walking around the State Capitol and other environments where suits were the dress code.
Over the years style has really changed and evolved to a more overall casual look. I attribute it to the era of the $200 designer jeans. Men and ladies alike can dress up a nice pair of denim and they can dress down a nice pair of denim.
My wife and I recently went to an event in which the dress code was “Business Casual.” I’ll be honest, I googled business casual just to double check, because style is ever evolving and changes my the month. One thing I know about business casual, is there are different definitions.
My old school definition is, Slacks or Khakis with a polo or collared shirt at the least for Men and slacks, skirts, blouses at the least for women. You can dress any of these up; however denim and shorts are not considered part of the business casual attire.
There was one guy at this particular event that had on shorts and a Hawaiian shirt. He actually jokingly shared with the group that he had a more casual view of business casual.
Business Casual is kind of tricky… How would you define or describe Business Casual?