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How to Be 'That Guy' at Your Office

Oren Mendez | Posted 07.07.2014 | Comedy
Oren Mendez

#2: Buy a cork board from your own money and hang it in the break room. Put up a note with a famous quote or saying, and replace it with a new one every single day.

Just Because I'm Wearing a Suit Doesn't Mean I Work Here

Greg Schwem | Posted 07.14.2013 | Comedy
Greg Schwem

When did suits and ties become associated with "the hired help?" Should we blame "Casual Friday," that quirky early millennium idea, no doubt created by a flip-flop manufacturer, where employees abandoned traditional business attire?

What People Think Is Office-Appropriate May Surprise You

Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style
Christina Anderson

So, it's not without irony that I work as a fashion editor and come to work dressed in everything from a caftan to cutoff denim shorts. That said, even at a creative company where jeans are the norm, there is still quite a bit of ambiguity on what is acceptable in the workplace.

Why This Garment Got A Lady Sent Home From Work

The Huffington Post | Christina Anderson | Posted 10.11.2012 | Style

Recently, I wrote a story on work-appropriate shorts. Paired with a fitted jacket and a blouse, they should be the same length as any skirt you'd wear...

Averting Casual Dress Code Disasters

Posted 11.13.2011 | Women

Do you find relaxed dress codes at work actually relaxing -- or a new source of stress? This week on AOL Jobs, Claire Gordon wrote about the way te...

How Casual Is Too Casual During the Summer?

Posted 10.05.2011 | Black Voices

From Inc.: About three-quarters (74 percent) of employees think it's acceptable for both men and women to dress "more casually" during the summer, ...

Dressed for Success: Style vs. Trends

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 05.27.2011 | Style
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Of the over one hundred etiquette subjects I have taught, dress and etiquette are always in the top ten. Dressing is not like setting the table, where rules rule. Are there rules for dress? You bet, but there's a lot more freedom of style.