What to wear on first day of new job?

posted 3 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Southern California

I wore slacks, a blouse with a cardigan, and nice flats. My job is fairly casual though, but it’s always best to be a little over dressed in cases like this until you figure out what’s acceptable. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper

Do you have a particular outfit that makes you confident professionally? Like a lucky outfit? I’d go with something like that. 

Post # 6
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

LittleButtons :  I would choose a blouse with a cardigan. If you just wear a sweater with no blouse and are too hot, you don’t have a layer to take off.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

julies1949 :  good point!  The office I worked in was always either freezing or burning hot lol. 

Post # 8
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Busy bee

Bring layers in case it is freezing! Good luck on your first day 🙂

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

LittleButtons :  I also start a new job on Tuesday! Congrats 🙂 Dress is also business casual, but my team let me know that they’re dressed down for winter break (it’s an office on a college campus) and when I dropped in a week or so ago, they were all in jeans and sweaters and even sweatshirts. I feel too weird about showing up in jeans on my first day, but I’m also not wearing a blazer either. I’m thinking a cute sweater with a button down underneath, black skinny pants, and a pair of boots. Probably nicer ones with a 3″ block heel. I’ve been living in my sorel slimboots for the past couple of weeks but I think they’re to casual for my first day, even though I know they’ll all be dressed down! Good luck! 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Offices are always soooo cold and then magically get warm by the end of the day. I say blouse, cardigan and slacks and wear comfy shoes!

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper

LittleButtons :  I only know because it’s on my ID photo hahaha. Navy pant suit with a white button down shirt, pumps, pearl studs, and a watch. I work in a law firm and I don’t get that dressed up everyday any more but always go a step above for the first day while you scope out what everyone else is wearing. 

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

It would be odd to me not wearing a jacket on my first day. Black slacks, top, blazer and cute shoes with a scarf to layer.

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