Although the AFROTECH Conference is a professional experience that includes an on-site career fair and more, attendees not only came to learn and network but to show off their style as well.

When people think of tech experts, fashion isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Most assume that people in technology-based careers are introverts, nerdy, and have a reputation for dressing simple – a t-shirt and jeans. For those who aren’t aware, it’s best not to underestimate the wardrobe in a techies’ closet because the tech industry has mastered the art of being fashionably comfortable in professional settings, especially in the Black community.

Last November, AFROTECH welcomed more than 25,000 people to Austin, TX, and something noticeable was the outfits and kicks guests rocked while handling business. This year, more tech industry movers and shakers, including sponsors, came dressed to impress as they stepped on the scene with unique spins to traditional business casual wear. Check out some looks that caught Blavity’s eye while on the ground.

Ashley Harrison, an employee at Deloitte.

Tequoya Weiss, a recruiter with Procore.

Ashy Arrah from Dallas, TX.

John Harris from Seattle, WA.

Zuri Godfrey, Creation Marketer at Google.

Myles Richards & Andronica Klaas from San Francisco, CA.

Ayoinmotion, a musical guest for the AfroHacks segment at AFROTECH.

Evelyn Thomas, an AFROTECH attendee.

Ayanna Daniels from Chicago, IL & Hubert Oteng from the DMV area.

Anthony Russ, a Business Operations Manager at Cisco.