Starting a new job in 2 weeks. Need wardrobe help!!

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 16
47293 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I was taught that you should dress for the job you want, not the job you have now. If you want to stay in an entry level job, dress like a person in an entry level job. If you want a future with this company dress in a professional manner. That means no leggings, unless the top is more of a longer tunic dress that comes almost to the knees. Even tops that cover your rear end ride up when you bend over, and that is never a professional look.

Years ago I lost a lot of weight while working in employed in a position that required suits or blazers and dress pants. As I lost weight I bought new clothes at a consignment shop and sold my old clothes at the same store. Stretchy pull on “dress” pants, often come off as casual and cheap looking.

Post # 19
5874 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

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junoesque :  Oh!  I’m originoally from Canada (have only been in the US a few years)!  My go-tos there were usually Winners, the Bay, Smart Set, and Jacob.  And I’d mix in pieces from Aritiza, but you know, I’m not made of money.  That said, I found my Aritzia pieces always lasted forever, so the occasional piece that you really love is a great long term value if you can afford it!


Post # 21
135 posts
Blushing bee

So my office has a policy of business casual, but because we don’t interact directly with customers in our current location, it’s pretty much don’t show up in sweats/spaghetti strap tank tops/booty shorts/belly showing tops.

We do have days that we are expected to dress professionally. Slacks and button ups for men. Slacks and blouses or dresses/nice skirts for women. Jeans are discouraged on those days, but depending on why we are dressing up, we can be allowed dark blue/ black tailored jeans in good condition, usually if it’s just office meeting stuff.

I stick to skirts and blouses or dresses and staple cardigans for those days. I have a few that I wear so often and coordinate with a good amount of wardrobe that I keep folded in my car after a wash, wear them and wash them and put them back. Because I will forget them in the house.

I wore dresses my first week until I got a feel for the office. Once I realized that these people who have worked here for a while are wearing this and that, I relaxed and matched their attire.

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