Summertime…and the dressing is easy, some employees think. Coming to work in flip-flops and Bermuda shorts may not jibe with your organization's business casual dress code policy. But that they should not be worn to work might not be explicitly spelled out either. When did employees get the idea that "appropriate footwear" includes workplace-inappropriate flip-flops? Never mind the safety risk — that noise is disruptive enough. As for Bermuda shorts, the length might be appropriate in terms of what you allow for skirt/dress lengths, but they are still shorts after all.
These problems (i.e., flip-flops and shorts), along with other summer fashion flops, were cited in a recent Monster.com poll about workplace wear turn-offs. The survey also listed revealing clothing, loud colors or patterns, t-shirts, and wrinkled clothing as top fashion mistakes in the summer.
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