(New York Post) In a recent TikTok video, Dani Klarić, a young interior decorator/creative director, gleefully shared her workday outfit: a white miniskirt, a short-sleeve shirt worn totally unbuttoned to reveal a lacy yellow bra and a pair of sheer yellow thigh-high socks.
“If I had a corporate job this is how I would go dressed to work,” the TikToker says confidently in the post, which has garnered more than 200,000 likes. “Like who’s going to stop me?”
Gen Z is getting back to work and back to the office, but they’re not dressing for the part — at least by traditional standards. On TikTok, there are thousands of videos tagged #workoutfits that show Gen Zers and young millennials flaunting office attire — short skirts, sheer tops and sweats — that would have once merited a serious conversation with HR about looking either too casual or too provocative.
“I understand dress codes, but I think they have become outdated,” said Keely Bouroncle, a 31-year-old who lives in Fort Lauderdale and works in a corporate job. Bouroncle, who likes to embrace her figure with form-fitting clothing in bright colors, said it shouldn’t matter what she wears so long as she’s getting her work done.
“How a person dresses is a statement of themselves,” she said. “I want to look good so I feel good.”
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Those working in human resources are observing the younger generation’s approach to office dressing with a mixture of consternation and wonder.
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