What to wear for work in the hot weather is a dilemma that faces most people, but there seems to be a definitive answer when it comes to flip-flops – they’re a resounding fashion no-no.
A new survey, conducted by Monster, found that 81 per cent of UK workers feel that flip=flops are unprofessional, while an additional six per cent simply don’t want to see their colleagues feet whilst at work.
In general, respondents express strong opinions on flip-flop wearing as either acceptable or unacceptable for work; while a mere five per cent of workers across the globe feel flip-flops are acceptable only for women.
"In just about every industry, work environments are becoming more casual, so it can be hard for people to know what's appropriate," says Michael Gentle, Head of Consumer Marketing UK & Ireland, Monster.co.uk.
"And in summer months, staying cool becomes a priority. But in any job, you should dress with an eye toward your future career. Emulate your managers and people you admire at your company, make sure you understand official dress codes, and pay attention to your calendar -- you may want to dress up a bit on days with important meetings, for example."
Femalefirst Taryn Davies