Starbucks relaxes strict dress code, personal style rules for baristas

On Monday, Starbucks released its new dress code, delivering on one of the many promises made just two weeks ago to improve the Starbucks partner experience.

The change came about as a result of requests from employees for more freedom when it came to expressing themselves at work. On the new dress code, Starbucks stated, “We’re inviting you to bring your personal taste and handcrafted style to work.”

The color palette for tops has expanded past solid black and white. Now, some muted patterns are permitted. Gray, navy, brown, and dark denim are also permitted for tops.

On the hair front, Starbucks wrote, “If hair color is your style, it’s welcome.” This diverges from the previous “keep it looking natural” rule, which banned bright and “unnatural” colors.

Starbucks partners-- the coffee chain's code for employees-- are celebrating on social media.

Full details on the new dress code can be find here.

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