According to a survey conducted by Mervyn’s department store, nearly 90% of the participants claimed that they do not know the difference between business attire, business casual and casual. But the workplace dress code that causes the most confusion is “business casual.”

So it’s clear that this is the area that needs the most clarification. The following is a simple guide to stepping out in business casual attire while maintaining class. Keep in mind that I don’t necessarily know the dress code guidelines at your office, but the following suggestions are acceptable at most places of work. Adjust accordingly.