What I actually wore to the awards banquet last night (after agonizing much more than would be Biblically defensible under any circumstances):
- Khaki capris.
- Long-sleeve dress shirt and white jean jacket.
- The wedges. The only thing about the outfit that wasn't BORING.
(Previously I mentioned that the "principal" specified "no shorts" when he handed out the invitations. Surprising to me was how many people heard that as "no jeans". I, on the other hand, was fairly certain HE would be wearing jeans.)
So, just in case you ever receive an invitation to a "semi-casual" event, you can now know the definition:
Semi-casual = black jeans and a western shirt.
I was right! It's half as nice as what I would wear to lunch with my grandma.