Working Wardrobe: 12 Polo and Business Casual Options
Ah, “business casual.” What does it mean? Well, that depends on whom you ask. Chances are good you’ll get different answers each time. In a general sense, it falls somewhere between shirt and tie, and T-shirt and jeans. It brings a little more style, while maintaining a more relaxed atmosphere.
While there’s no set definition of the term, polo shirts, dress shirts and sweaters have become its mainstays. Arm your end-users with these go-to business casual options so the next time that networking event invite says “business casual,” they’ll be ready.
Scholar from The Antigua Group
Some decisions are smart, some decisions are easy and some are both. Wearing this cotton/polyester button-down falls into that last group. (The only hard part will be deciding on one of its seven colors.) The short-sleeve shirt has a full-button front, self-fabric chest pocket and an open cuff.
Annie Peplum Dress from Bishop Custom Clothing
Some days, we wake up and think, “Forget pants! Today is a dress day.” During the workweek, this sleeveless dress, with its on-trend peplum accents and comfortable Ponte fabric, always rises to the top of our must-wear lists.
Fine Gauge V-neck Sweater from Edwards Garment
From Freddy Krueger to Ned Flanders to Mr. Rogers, everyone loves a quality sweater. And whether they’re in the office or on the town, end-users will love this cotton/nylon sweater. Available in four colors, it has a soft, smooth finish, and features a rib-knit collar, cuff and waist.
Collarless Pleated Front Blouse from Executive Apparel
When our elementary schools instituted dress codes that called for collared shirts, we almost protested. We would have much preferred to wear this long-sleeved blouse, complete with pleats on the front and buttoned cuffs. It is 100 percent silky microfiber, and available in white and ivory.
Women’s City Polo from Expert Brand
We love taking lunch-break walks when the weather warms up. And we also love that this relaxed-fit, short-sleeve polo keeps us cool and comfortable when we return to the office. Made from microfiber polyester oXymesh, it features inherent moisture-wicking properties and prevents odor-causing bacteria.
Polo Shirt with Contrast Side Panel Inserts from HTT Headwear
Not all polo shirts are created equally. And this short-sleeve option lets your clients choose what works best for them. With its three-button placket and knitted collar, the shirt is available in five fabric options—poly cotton, poly jersey, cotton back, poly mesh and poly check.
Nike Women’s Tech Pique Sleeveless Polo from Pro Am Golf
If your office is like ours, it’s cold—maybe even frigid. But we hate the lines that show through our sweaters when we wear short-sleeve shirts underneath. If that sounds like you, too, we have the solution. Maintain the professional, line-free look with a sweater and this 100 percent polyester sleeveless polo.
Weatherproof – Vintage Cotton Cashmere Quarter-Zip Sweater from S&S Activewear
No one wants to be known as the guy who only wears polo shirts. Help end-users mix up their wardrobe with this 95/5 cotton/cashmere-blend sweater and its rib collar, cuff and waistband, and quarter-zip placket.
Addison from Tri-Mountain
Blouses, dresses, T-shirts—blazers add an extra pinch of professionalism to any look. When end-users don this cotton/polyester/spandex two-button blazer—complete with front darts, back princess seams, two welt pockets and single-buttoned cuffs—there’s no meeting they can’t master.
Macta SS Polo from Trimark
Polo shirts are so ubiquitous we dedicated a product section to them. But this one, with its contrast stitching and placket detail, stands out from the crowded market—especially the women’s style with its dropped back hem and tapered waist for a better fit.
Greg Norman Play Dry Aerated Weatherknit Stripe Polo from Vantage Apparel
Help end-users stay calm, cool and collected under the pressures of looming project deadlines with this polyester/spandex polo. It combines a moisture-management system with an aerated knit texture fabric for better airflow and circulation, and is available in two color combinations.
Cool Vented Polo from Whispering Pines Sportswear
From outdoor office retreats to golf with prospective clients, it’s easy to work up a sweat at, well, work. Help end-users stay cool with this polo, available in seven color combinations. With jersey on the outside and mesh on the inside, it features side vents, flexible shoulder taping and double-needle top-stitching.