Updated: Jan 16, 2019
We've all had to work the occasional weekend--some of us more than others. And when that happens, I'm sure none of us want to wear a suit or heels to work. It definitely depends on your workplace to determine what is permissible for weekend workplace wear. But I am lucky to say that my workplace accepts my comfy work-wear choices. I appreciate that enough to try to balance that with the occasional blazer. But there have been plenty of Saturday afternoons that I've come into the office in my boyfriend jeans, T-shirt, and Converse sneakers from middle school (yes, my feet are the same size as they were in middle school).
Choosing what to wear on the weekend is not an easy thing to do. It's hard enough to choose what to wear on a weekday. But if you haven't had that conversation with your boss about weekend attire or it isn't clear from the office culture, there are a few things you can do. First, it is okay to ask (and you should ask a trustworthy source if you feel comfortable). Second, it's also okay to adopt a business casual attire until you've seen how others dress on the weekend; then mimic their comfort-level for your style (although make sure to survey the whole weekend crew and not just one employee with an established reputation in the office, I might have made that mistake before haha). And third, there are more comfortable weekend wear options that fit into the business casual category than most of us probably know. There is more to come on that in many future posts. But my personal favorite is to take a simple pair of black jeans (probably without holes) and T-shirt combo; then add a slouchy non-restrictive blazer, a simple pair of earrings, and a pair of classic mules.
My personal weekend wear here is a little "slouchier" than the corporate look. But I want to share it all. So this is me: unwashed hair, no make up, and a comfy outfit. Jeans are Lucky High Rise Tomboy (size 26) on sale during Cyber Monday for $20 (I was extremely excited about this purchase); tee is from Fabletics Greta Off the Shoulder Tee in Jasmine (size XS; runs a little big, but I tuck into my jeans); slouchy go-to blazer is from my favorite boutique in SLC, the Stockist (brand: Line + Dot); and mules are from DSW (size 6; brand: Mix No. 6; cost: $19--I want them in every color).
Oh! And one minor weekend work prep tip: Dress in layers and bring a warm sweater and a thick pair of socks, just in case. Offices tend to be moody extremists on the weekend, either a sauna or an ice box.