First day of new job! What to wear?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
1835 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@StL.Ashley:  Dress the way they did! Sweater dresses and boots sounds cute, slacks and a blouse is good too! When I get offered a job I usually go with an outfit similar to the interviewer until I get an idea of what’s appropriate. I usually go with a pencil skirt, blouse, heels.

Post # 4
11300 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m struggling with this, too. I start a new job on the 21st and I have no idea what to wear. I don’t want to go with a suit and be overdressed and uncomfortable (because I’d have to wear heels). Guess I’ll scope out what the HR department is wearing and ask them on Thursday.

Post # 6
754 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It is better to be overdressed than under dressed. I would wear dress pants, button up shirt and maybe a cardigan (depending on how warm it is) and closed toed shoes.  I would NOT wear a sweater dress/boots the first day of work your first day. Wait until you have a better feel for the office culture 

(FYI on my comment in that regards- there is a woman in my dept that WAY underdresses and makes her look really unprofessional to everyone else. This might be the case of the women that were wearing sweater dress/boots…)

Post # 7
1327 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

How about dress pants and a nice blouse; pencil skirt with cardigan and button up shirt or other blouse; sweater and skirt.

That’s basically a run down of what I wear everyday.  Our office is business casual but tends to be a bit more on the casual side.  For the first week or two it’s okay to be a bit overdressed and lean towards conservative choices just until you get a good feel fpr the place.


Post # 8
2460 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Dress pants and a cute shirt would be perfect I think!

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