So… you’ve finally landed the job of your dream and you are wondering what to wear so you can make a good impression. Fret not, my friends for we bring to you some simple and easy tips to safely navigate your way through this minefield and get you battle ready for your first day of work.
When you go to a prospective place for an interview make note of the dressing sense of the people around you. Observe how your interviewer is dressed. You obviously will not know everything but will know enough to get by the first few days. If that isn’t working, you can even contact someone from the HR team and enquire about the dress codes of the office.
- Dress in Neutrals:
If you are still doubtful, a good thing for you would be to blend in. Avoid loud and bright colours for the first few days and dress conservatively in neutral colours like black, tan, brown, navy, white and so on. Avoid loud prints and patterns. Pick subtle stripes and solid hues.
- Wear the right size:
Pick clothes that are in your size. Do not opt for oversized, loose or too tight apparels. They will make you look sloppy and unprofessional. Make sure whatever you wear fits you well and do not look like a hand me down.
Make sure to wear a nice, clean and polished pair of formal dress shoes.
- Plan Ahead:
Make sure you have an outfit ready the previous day. You do not want to be standing in front of your wardrobe early in the morning with a confused look on your face. That is so not the way to start your day. Plus planning ahead will give you time to check the outfit for any issues like missing buttons, broken zippers and so on that can be easily fixed before your first day.
Please make sure your work wear is properly ironed. If you walk in wearing something wrinkled or crumpled on your first day it will create a very bad impression.