How do you stay chic on Casual Friday in a Business Casual World?

Casual Friday is a product of a time when professional office dress code was the norm and dressing more "casual" on Fridays was a bit of a novelty. Some called it jeans day. Today many offices are business casual all the days of the week. But there is still this idea that Friday is a more relaxed dress code day. When khakis and jeans are normal on a Monday, what do you wear on "casual" Fridays?

Now I know this isn't the same everywhere. Bankers, lawyers and stock brokers still keep a pretty regimented professional dress code. But I think for the vast majority of people working in an office business casual has become the norm. Does that mean Friday becomes flip flop day? Not in my world.

I like to keep my Friday attire still appropriate for the office. I am a professional. I manage a team of people. I also believe that fashion is fun. So I am looking for inspiration for chic casual Friday attire. I suspect many of you might be looking for the same.

I would love to see more women raise their Friday fashion game - so ditch the leggings (worn as pants), flip flops and tank tops. Get some new ideas for casual chic outfits. Even if you might wear it on a Tuesday.  Please link up and share your Chic Friday outfits. Just be sure to link back to Fashion Forward 40.

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For my first Chic Friday outfit, I will share an early Fall outfit. I layered a light navy and coral sweater (Old Navy) over a white pin striped shirt (Addition Elle) and a pair of trouser jeans (Ann Taylor). I stayed with favourite summer wedges (Winners) so I didn't feel like it was quite fall yet.

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Now it is over to you!  Do you have an outfit, shoes, accessory, jeans, bag, etc that you would like to show off to inspire other ladies for a Chic Friday outfit? If yes, then show it off. Link to your blog post below - just remember to link back here too.

Linking up with Visible Monday.

The Chic Friday Link-up