In the business world it’s important to look the part. Coming to work dressed inappropriate is simply unprofessional.
Tips for Presenting Yourself
Do not think that you always have to dress business casual. How you dress is going to depend a lot on where you work, or what your profession is. Some examples might be, if you are contractor, you will need to wear apparel that is more durable, such as jeans and boots. If you are you a C level executive, then a well-pressed suit and tie would be more appropriate.
Today business styles are changing. While some companies do have formal standards requiring specific dress codes, others are actually lightening up on their standards. Some example might be computer programmers where they are not in a customer service position they have no need to adhere to a specific dress code.
There is more to work than just dressing nice; being clean, fresh and well groomed goes a long way. If it is okay to wear a t-shirt and jeans where you work, that is fine, but you should make sure that your jeans are clean, not stained or ripped. The same with your shirt - free of stains, holes and clean really shows that while you like to dress casually you do also care about your presentation in your work environment.