(Closed) Eek! What to wear to an interview in a super casual environment

posted 6 years ago in Career
Post # 3
7293 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

Maybe emai/calll and ask if there is any special attire to be worn in the presence of machinery?

Cute closed toe flats with black pants and a nice top? I know what you mean though about not wanting to look foolish. Hopefully some others can chime in 😉

Post # 4
2849 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@Eva Peron:  I agree with this. I think dress pants and a cute top would be perfect. A suit would probably look too dressy and jeans would look too casual. 

Post # 5
10367 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

Business casual. Dress pants, cute top, closed toe flats. I’m a scientist and in the same boat. Too dressed up is bad, but not dressed up a little is sloppy. Such a hard line to tow!

Post # 7
2550 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree w/ Business casual.  Dress pants, cardigan w/ shell, and flat closed toe shoes.  That’s my work uniform.

Post # 8
1306 posts
Bumble bee

My vote goes to business casual, too.  I work in a similar environment (we can wear jeans/tennis shoes to work…and believe you me, I take advantage of this!).  On the interview, however, I wore dress pants, a low heal, and a cute top with a cardigan. 

I agree a suit would look like you’re trying to hard in this type of environment.

Post # 9
5428 posts
Bee Keeper

How did your interview go today?

here it’s 3:30 ish and we probably were wondering what you wore?

Post # 10
1375 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Definitely business-ish attire (business casual is ok, but I’d do black pants rather than khakis, blouse under a cardigan or blazer rather than tee or tank.)  It is always better to be over dressed than under dressed at an interview.

I used to co-manage a jewelry store – the dress code was SUPER casual (leggings = pants) but the people who dressed up the most for interviews always impressed me.

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