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A clothes call

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casual dress at workThe situation may start out harmlessly enough—a pair of flip-flops here, a rather loud Hawaiian shirt there. Then, one morning you look out at your team and wonder if you should be starting a staff meeting or firing up the backyard grill.

Casual Friday is usually the culprit when it comes to questionable choices in attire, but the warmer temperatures of summer often lead to a feeling that any day is suitable for expanding the definition of “office-appropriate.” Further complicating the matter is how different people view the situation.

“As millennials continue to populate the workforce, a common generational mistake is to let the carefree, relaxed attitude often associated with summertime haphazardly spill over into their workplace wardrobe,” says Matthew Randall, executive director of the Cen­ter for Professional Excellence at York College of Pennsylvania. “Clothes and footwear that are more appropriate for a weekend beach ...(register to read more)

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