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Your Summertime Guide to Casual Fridays

It’s Thursday night, and you’re in the home stretch to a perfect summer weekend. The only thing standing in your way is Friday and a full basket of laundry that needs to be dry cleaned.  Don’t sweat. With our summer outfit inspiration and your job’s casual Friday policy, you can transition easily from the office to an afternoon with friends, the golf course, an early dinner/movie date or a road trip to your summer weekend destination.

Casual Fridays - Womens
Shoes – Rockport|Dress – JCrew|Jacket – JCrew|Gold bracelet – JCrew|Crystal bracelet – JCrew|Earrings – JCrew|Bag – JCrew
Sunglasses – JCrew|Scarf – JCrew|Umbrella – JCrew

For the Ladies: Midday Matinee
No woman wants to change her #ootd (outfit of the day) twice in one day, and “Summer Fridays” are no exception.  Luckily, flowy summer dresses and comfy wedges easily transition from work to play. We love this outfit for catching a midday movie after a morning of meetings. Layer on a jean jacket and scarf for when the A/C in the office (and theater) is at full blast, and be sure to pack an umbrella in your tote in case wet weather strikes.

One of our favorite wedges this season is the Total Motion Taja Perf Quarter Strap Sandal. The cork bottom and laser cutouts will keep you on trend, while providing support and stability wherever you go. We also like to keep a cute notebook in our bags in case any work or inspiration arises while on-the-go. This tassel tote is big enough to stash your stuff (healthy movie snacks, anyone?).  Glam up the look with some tassel earrings and gold bangles, and don’t forget your sunnies for an early dinner and drinks after the flick.

Casual Fridays - Mens
Shoes – Rockport|Polo – JCrew|Jeans – JCrew|Shorts – JCrew|Blazer – JCrew|Hat – JCrew|Can cooler – JCrew |Sunglasses – JCrew |Belt – JCrew

For the Guys: Gone Golfin’
TGIF! Or should we say TGIGF? (Thank Goodness It’s Golf Friday). If you’re heading to the links after work, round out the work week and kick off the weekend in an outfit that says “morning meeting” as much as it says “3 p.m. tee time.” On top, a colorful polo and blazer provide structure and polish. On the bottom, your choices depend on how “casual” your Casual Friday policy is. If it’s more relaxed, rock a pair of light-colored shorts. More business casual? Wear dark jeans to work, and stash a bag with your shorts and baseball cap in the car. This is a casual round (read: you’ve left your cleats at home), so pair this outfit with our Weekend Retreat 3-Eye Boat Shoe for a very versatile look.