Starbucks' New Employee Dress Code Allows for Greater Individuality

By: Katherine Pendrill - Jul 27, 2016
References: news.starbucks & fortune
Starbucks recently updated its employee dress code to allow for greater personal expression. Up until now, Starbucks employees have had limited options when it comes to finding garments to go under the chain's signature green aprons. Now baristas can let their individual personalities shine with a wider variety of clothing options available.

In effect since Monday, the new employee dress code allows Starbucks employees to wear clothes that go beyond the previous black, white and khaki color palette. Now employees can wear shirts in shades such as navy, gray and brown, as well as dark wash jeans. In addition, Starbucks has also relaxed it policy regarding hair color by giving employees the freedom to dye their hair any shade.

The updated dress code is meant to improve the overall in-store experience by giving employees more freedom when it comes to their outfit choices. As the company explains, "We want partners to be as proud of their look as they are when they tie on their green apron."