I used to work for a company that tried to outlaw jeans–even on Fridays. Of course, the workforce almost caused a riot. While trying to work through the issues, they at one point thought, “Well, they can wear denim on the upper part of their body, but not denim jeans.”That caused even more confusion.

But it wasn’t really that strange. Denim jeans are much more casual than wearing, say, a denim jacket. A denim jacket (one without fraying, holes or inappropriate sayings) can pull an outfit together. It also comes in handy in the office when wearing sleeveless tops because many women don’t like to show their bare arms.

Denim jackets, even casual ones, can go to work and here are some of the ways . . .

What are your company’s rules on denim in the workplace?