Bevin Administration Rolls Out New Dress Code for State Workers
When you work at a creative job where the public doesn't always see you, a dress code doesn't really exist. I'm referring to my field of radio. I take that back, our sales folks dress up and on occasion, I will wear something other than a t-shirt and jeans. Roughly 31,000 Kentucky executive branch employees will no longer be able to rock flip flops, among other clothing items, at work. The Bevin administration has rolled out a new dress code for these employees.
Okay, I'm sorry, but do state office employees usually show up like Mr. T here?
No! I have a pretty worn out pair of camo shorts I wear on my non-work days. Oh yeah, no more camouflage at the state capitol. I had no idea the camo trend, outside of Kentucky, was still so big. I think that's a common sense, don't include in the dress code rule. I own a lot of flip flops, unfortunately, I didn't get polish on my toes once this summer. When I worked at the Circuit Court Clerk's office in Ohio Co, I probably wore flops a few times. I think we can all agree this no-no may lean heavier on the men than the women. Guys in flip flops, eh, it's a fashion risk at any level. Same thing goes for clothes with offensive words or big logs, common sense no-no.
Ladies, no more yoga pants, pajama pants, camo, shorts, or hats. Casual skirts must be at knee-length or longer. Spaghetti straps can be worn, but only if they are covered up by a sweater, and tops with exposed midriffs or "extremely low necklines" are prohibited. It's all, again, common sense.
I think of this saying when dress codes are discussed, "school is not a fashion show". Work should really not be a fashion show, however, it's all a matter of where you work.