10 Best Dress Shoes For Business Casual

Updated on: October 2021

Best Dress Shoes For Business Casual in 2021


Clarks Men's Tilden Cap Oxford Shoe,Dark Tan Leather,11 W US

Clarks Men's Tilden Cap Oxford Shoe,Dark Tan Leather,11 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2021

Clarks Women's Juliet Lora Loafer, Black Leather, 100 W US

Clarks Women's Juliet Lora Loafer, Black Leather, 100 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2021
  • Heel Height 1.02 inches
  • Ortholite footbed
  • Cushion Soft technology
  • Full Grain Leather

Cole Haan Men's Grand Tour Plain Oxford Woodbury/Ivory Flat, 11.0 M US

Cole Haan Men's Grand Tour Plain Oxford Woodbury/Ivory Flat, 11.0 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2021
  • Classic plain toe pattern on a sport inspired outsole with rich leather or suede uppers
  • Textile covered foot bed for comfort and breathability
  • Rubber pods in the heel and forefoot for traction
  • Lightweight EVA midsole cushioned with Grand OS for ultimate comfort and flexibility

Clarks Men's Tilden Walk Tan Leather Oxford, Dark Tan Leather, 8.5 M US

Clarks Men's Tilden Walk Tan Leather Oxford, Dark Tan Leather, 8.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2021
  • Breathable leather
  • Flexible sole
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Memory foam insole
  • Lining Material - Fabric

Clarks Men's Tilden Walk Oxford, Dark Tan Leather, 13 W US

Clarks Men's Tilden Walk  Oxford, Dark Tan Leather, 13 W US
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2021
  • Breathable leather
  • Flexible sole
  • Non-marking outsole
  • Extremely lightweight
  • Memory foam insole
  • Lining Material - Fabric

Skechers Women's Cleo-Sherlock-Engineered Knit Loafer Skimmer Ballet Flat, Black, 9 M US

Skechers Women's Cleo-Sherlock-Engineered Knit Loafer Skimmer Ballet Flat, Black, 9 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2021
  • Air-Cooled Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole
  • Skech-Knit - Knit fabric upper design for breathable comfort and flexible feel
  • Flexible rubber traction outsole
  • Slip on casual dress comfort ballet flat desig

STACY ADAMS Men's Dunbar-Wingtip Oxford, Cognac, 13 M US

STACY ADAMS Men's Dunbar-Wingtip Oxford, Cognac, 13 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2021
  • CLASSIC STYLE: Wing-tip oxford featuring burnished brogue perforated trims and blind-eyelet lacing
  • COMFORT: Fully cushioned memory foam insole for superior padded cushy comfort and shock absorption
  • DURABILITY: Lightweight construction with extended durability with breathable linings
  • QUALITY SOLE: Flexible contrasting outsole with stitch detailing on low stacked heel
  • PERFECT FIT: Fit tip - If in between two sizes go for larger size

Rockport Men's DresSports 2 Go Plain Toe Shoe, new caramel, 12 M US

Rockport Men's DresSports 2 Go Plain Toe Shoe, new caramel, 12 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2021
  • Leather uppers
  • EVA heel cup
  • Foam forefoot cushioning
  • Padded Collar
  • Textile Lining

Skechers Women's Cleo-Scalloped Knit Skimmer Ballet Flat, Dark Taupe, 7 M US

Skechers Women's Cleo-Scalloped Knit Skimmer Ballet Flat, Dark Taupe, 7 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2021
  • Air Cooled Memory Foam cushioned comfort insole
  • Soft stretchable Skech Knit woven fabric upper
  • Knit fabric with nearly seamless design
  • Flexible rubber traction outsole
  • Tapered round toe front

Cole Haan Men's Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker, Black/Optic White, 10.5 M US

Cole Haan Men's Grand Crosscourt II Sneaker, Black/Optic White, 10.5 M US
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2021
  • Sleek and simple, the Grand Crosscourt Sneaker is the perfect way to add some tailored casual style to your every day look.
  • Classic sport inspired oxford in leather, suede or textile uppers
  • Injection molded outsole with rubber pods in heel and forefoot
  • Grand 360 Design and Engineering comfort technology
  • Textile lined

The Basics of Business Casual Attire

Many employers are adopting business casual dress codes. But what is business casual, anyway? This article gives basic guidelines for tasteful business casual attire.

This mystery has been plaguing employees since the business casual revolution of the mid 1990s. With small business and start-ups on the rise, better telecommunications keeping clients out of the office and changes in human resources policy driving a more casual workplace, formal dress codes have become largely passé. Even large law firms - long a bastion of ultra-formal dress - are adopting the business casual look. But the contradictory nature of the term "business casual" can confuse and intimidate employees who are used to more rigid guidelines.

In its strictest sense, the only true rule of business casual is simple - no denim, ever. But don't go running for your shorts and tennis shoes with a sense of liberation - not just any clothing will do. Conservatism is always a good rule of thumb in an office environment, and caution and good judgment go a long way in picking appropriate business casual attire.

Good news for men - you can leave your tie at home. Pressed khaki pants and button-down shirts are de rigueur for a business casual look. Make sure to make up for your lack of tie with a good ironing for your shirt, an appropriate undershirt and a leather belt and shoes.

Ladies can rejoice - you've been liberated from itchy, ill-fitting pantyhose. That doesn't mean you can dress for the beach, however - tight, revealing clothing and baggy, shapeless exercise wear is still out. Stick to basic dark or neutral colors and coordinating tops and skirts or slacks. Liberal use of the iron will go a long way in ensuring that your look is casual, but not sloppy.

When in doubt, err on the side of conservatism. In an environment where you might interact with clients or future business contacts, your clothing does make an impression, dress code or no. A little common sense goes a long way. Excessive hair gel, makeup or perfume is a no-no in any office, as is dirty, baggy or too-tight clothing. But with a bit of caution, you can enjoy a business casual atmosphere without becoming the office scapegoat.

Bottom line: relax. But not too much. There's still a bit of 'business' in business casual.

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