How To Wear Jeans At Work

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Jeans are a topic of interest for many people who want to…wear them. *cough*

But how do you wear jeans in a professional or business casual way? Sometimes your place of work institutes “casual Fridays” or some equivalent. That doesn’t mean you can show up in your weekend pants that are full of holes and smell like weed. These tips and tricks will help you update your casual jeans to your work jeans.


  • Do pick a dark or muted color
  • Do make sure they fit well
  • Do go with a skinny pant instead of a bootcut
  • Do remember to dress them up by wearing a nice top and jewelry

DON’T’S (Unless your work is cool with it)

  • Don’t wear distressed jeans
  • Don’t wear faded jeans
  • Don’t wear jeans that are too baggy
  • Don’t wear jeans that are skin-tight
  • Don’t wear a pale wash jean

Basically, the principle is to wear jeans without looking like you are wearing jeans. You don’t want to show up in your faded, holy, party jeans that you wear when you are painting your house or going to the carnival for corn dogs and overpriced stuffed animals.

They should mimic a dress pant, while giving you the comfort and feel of jeans. You can pair skinny jeans with boots, flats, or heels, depending on how dressy you want to be.

Jeans are also great to wear to work in the winter, as they are thick and hold in heat better. Pair them with knee high boots and a scarf for a classy winter work look. Stay away from wearing jeans with sneakers or tennis shoes, as those are not work appropriate, even on casual Friday.

For more fashion tips, including what “business casual” means, check out Wardrobe Essentials: From Casual To Professional. Do you have a favorite way of wearing your favorite jeans to work? Leave your suggestions or outfit photos in a comment down below!

Take care, and don’t forget to take your medications!

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