Have we taken casual workwear too far?

  • 09/02/2016
Jackie O'Fee (Paul Henry)
Jackie O'Fee (Paul Henry)

With workplace clothing becoming increasingly more relaxed we ask if we have taken casual workwear too far?

Stylist and owner of Signature Style Jackie O Fee joined Paul Henry to discuss the issue.

In the late 90s the "casual Friday" trend was born in the United States. It was quickly adopted here and has proved increasingly popular.

Originally a response to a fairly formal Monday to Thursday, casual Friday would mean eschewing a suit and tie for dress pants and a business shirt.

 For women it might mean a skirt and top without a jacket. Somewhere along the way "business casual" has become the norm.

The problem is many offices still have a "casual Friday" even though their dress code may be already relaxed.

Watch the video for the full interview.