What do people wear to work? Specifically people that work in offices / schools, etc (not on a boat or in a restaurant/bar).
We're not moving down for another year but I want to take advantage of the summer sales at the outlet stores to stock up on needed summer clothes and shoes before we move 🙂
At my office job I wore somewhat casual business attire. Light weight skirts and tops, sometimes pants, but with the added bonus of being able to tone it down to island casual with cute matching flips flops. When I wanted to "dress up" I'd forego the flip flops and go with a pump.
However- I did not work for the government or schools. I worked more closely related to the tourist market- so that may have contributed to the more laid back "vacation" relaxed mode of our attire.
Whatever a teacher would wear stateside is usually a good example of what people will wear in an office here. Some will dress up a little more in something that will look like a suit or a pant suit and some will wear a more "nice causal" outfit. You will not usually see people in a real suit, its just too hot for that. Throw away the panty hose unless you want to die of heat stroke. Buy something you could wear to church. Do not buy any man made fabrics if you can help it. They do not breath well and will make you hot. Cotton is king because it does not wrinkle as bad as linen, but linen is usually a tad cooler.
I have worked in downtown C'sted for several years. Frankly in an office setting I just wear capris and a nice top and have never felt underdressed or uncomfortable. A few of the lawyers and govt building dress a little more formally but not all by any means.
Most of the ladies I've seen in gvm't offices, or banks, real estate offices or lawyers offices dress in pretty traditional office attire with the exception of legs and feet -- no stockings EVER and either pumps or sandals.
It's much dressier and traditional than you would expect.