TGIF Casual Friday – Work Outfit

casual Friday work outfit

I am sure many of you who have visited Mykonos, have been photographed sitting at this colorful lounge area of Luisa Beach at Nammos. Wearing your bikinis and beautiful sarongs, kaftan dresses and other fun beachwear! That’s not the case with me though, as I go there only for work.

So the question is:

[quote]What do you wear at work, when it’s 35ºC and everyone around you is wearing bathing suits?

Choosing your daily work outfit at a seaside, touristy location is way trickier than when on the city. You just can’t go to work with a structured tailleur or any other typical workwear, but you can’t wear a kaftan either. Any work fashion you know, just cannot apply here in Mykonos! Work outfits have to be a casual, but still a bit polished! So what’s the golden mean here? Well, you just have to accomplish the right balance of casual chic, yet a bit preppy, together with breezy yet not revealing.

You may have noticed that “casual” is defined a little differently anywhere you go. It depends on the place and occasion. So when it comes to work, check out your company’s handbook to see if there are any guidelines for wearing a casual Friday work outfit, or ask a co-worker of what people usually wear to get a sense of what’s appropriate and especially, what’s not.

This is my yesterday’s ootd for work. Yes, it was a casual Thursday! I think that in a subconscious level, I created my own business so that I can dress however I please to, haha! White, blue and grey is my favorite neutral color comb, especially when in Mykonos. I wore this outfit to visit my clients at their villa to check if everything is ok, and then to take them to Nammos, in order to reassure that they had reserved the best beds for them. And then of course I got back to my office. I bet they were very jealous! 😆

The eye catcher of the day was my new marvelous line ring, especially made by my dear friend Stelios. He was one of the first people I met here in Mykonos 12 years ago, and today he has his own successful brand of handmade jewelry, living and creating in London! You really do not want to miss out on his amazing, super elegant jewellery collections!

So what would you wear for a casual Friday work outfit? Do you have casual Fridays?  Are you allowed to dress casual at work? I would love to read in the comments below.

I hope you like my casual Friday work outfit! Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend!


I was wearing:

Zara top

Zara jeans (similar here, here and here)

Zara blazer

Chloé bag

Ancient Greek Sandals slides

Celine sunglasses

Stelios Karantonas line ring

Christian Paul watch

Photos by: Anestis Iliadis


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  1. 26/08/2016 / 12:02

    Love this outfit! Looks very casual indeed but still chic enough for work with the white and the chic blazer! Love this look! I do a go-to casual look with a jumpsuit and a blazer to it, it works whenever! Xx

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:20

      You are so right, a jumpsuit and a blazer always works like a charm for a casual chic work look! Thanks for reading! 🙂

  2. 26/08/2016 / 18:43

    Gorgeous look Stella! Love every detail! Hugs, Helene.

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:20

      Thank you my dear Helene! <3

  3. 26/08/2016 / 19:38

    This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:20

      Thank you Iryna!

  4. 26/08/2016 / 22:19

    You’re such a beautiful lady, Stella. And your makeup is always flawless! You look wonderful in this outfit. The fit of the denim is awesome. Great ensemble, dear. Have a lovely weekend! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:22

      Thank you for your lovely comment my dear! I am so glad you like it! Have a great week! x

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:24

      Thank you Ann-Marie, I am very glad you like this look! 🙂

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:24

      Thanks Claudia! x

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:25


  5. 28/08/2016 / 15:15

    Oh, your hand jewelry is on point! I really like that ring…

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:25

      I am very glad you like it Marina!

  6. 28/08/2016 / 19:59

    Amazing look and post because it’s not easy to choose outfit when 35°C!
    Kisses from Belgium

    • Stella Asteria
      28/08/2016 / 20:25

      Haha true! Thank you Marie, have a great week! x

    • Stella Asteria
      31/08/2016 / 09:26

      Well first of all, a luxury leather pair of sliders (Ancient Greek Sandals) is not even close to a flip flop dear… This is a shoe insult! And yes it was too darn hot, if you are referring to the weather! As for the bag defining the whole look, I think some things are a tad too obvious and easy to be mentioned! Don’t you?

    • Stella Asteria
      02/09/2016 / 10:12

      Thanks Wioletta 🙂

  7. 02/09/2016 / 06:24

    Casual Thursday sounds great to me! White and jeans is such a classic combo. And I love that bar ring you’re wearing – so cool!

    xx Yasmin

    • Stella Asteria
      02/09/2016 / 10:13

      I am so glad you like it Yasmin! It’s indeed a classic combo and a go-to that has saved me from wondering what to wear quite a few times haha!
      Thank you for reading and have a great month of September! x

  8. 03/09/2016 / 15:25

    Perfect. Just perfect, for your setting and your job and your style. It looks super polished and super relaxed at the same time. Lucky you to be able to dress for work like that! xx

  9. 04/09/2016 / 14:19

    You have a stylish casual work outfit. You don’t have to wear a bikini, the white soft top can catch anyone’s attention, classic and neat. Love your Chloe Faye bag and the sandals just completes the outfit. We also have mufty day in Australia and that’s every Friday where we can wear jeans.

  10. 06/09/2016 / 00:17

    Ha! that is good question. It reminded me of when I had to travel to the Caribbean islands for work. Sometimes instead of a plane I would take a cruise to get to the islands and it was even worst… Everyone was in flip flops and sundresses and I usually wore a dress or trousers and a cotton or light dress shirt.
    I like your outfit proposal here – very chic Stella.

  11. 15/09/2016 / 18:57

    Very chic, you look so lovely! Your outfit is perfect for a casual Friday, but still dressed up enough to look stylish! Loving the details and accessories as well!

  12. 21/03/2017 / 15:27

    Loved your jewellery, specially the line ring. Not something that come across everyday 🙂

    Beautiful pictures, nicely styled!


    • Stella Asteria
      22/03/2017 / 00:25

      Thanks Amanda 🙂

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