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How to dress on your first day of work

How to dress on your first day of work

Starting a new job can be both exciting and stressful at the same time. After all, at the beginning of the new chapter in your career, there is a lot of pressure to make a good impression on your new boss and colleagues. It’s really important to remember the the first impression sets the tone for the future, so the best way is to start with a plan. One of the first things you will have to think about is to decide what to wear.

The truth is is that your appearance on your first day at new job is really important not only because it’s the very first opportunity to make a positive first impression on your co-workers, but also will make you feel more comfortable and confident to face the new day ahead. Ideally, you would like to show that you are professional and take your new role seriously, so here is some guidelines how to make your first day look a really good one!

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1.Research the dress code

This is the first and most important thing that will help you determine what kind of clothing is the most suitable and appropriate in the company. Of course, your outfit will be based on the type of work you’re doing and the environment you are in.  As you’ve already attended the interview, you may have a general idea of what’s the already established dress code in the the organization. Paying attention to what the other people are wearing or just simply asking the hiring manager is really crucial in this case, as it will help you choose your “power” outfit for your first day and decide whether is to go for formal clothing or more casual option.

2. Formal Clothing

Once you know the company’s dress code requires its employees to wear business clothing, it’s pretty simple. You have a variety of different garments that falls under this category, such as blazers, suits, closed-toe shoes or high heels, button-down shirts. You have a lot of options for this category in our app. If you are not sure about the actual dress code policy, is still better to stay safe and follow the formal style rather than casual, however instead of heals opt for flats to make the outfit more suitable for every possibility. You can never go wrong with a nice shirt (either white or blue), formal trousers (please try to avoid jeans, instead you can use black cigarette trousers), a pair of nice loafers and an elegant bag.

3. Smart-casual Style

Lately, lots of companies promote smart-casual dress code, rather than a proper formal business attire. The clothing appropriate for this category can be a bit different and really depends on company’s individual guidelines. However, a typical business casual style involves a blazer, denim (this time you could definitely choose a pair of your favorite jeans, however a dark denim looks more professional), a blouse, a pair of flats.

4. Avoid being too extra 

While it’s always good to be creative and original, for your first day at work, try to choose some timeless classic pieces. Again, everything depends on the nature of the company, but choosing simple classics in toned colors will make you look professional and chic.

5. Don’t reveal too much

I know we all love summer and the hot weather, but while choosing your work outfits always remember that it’s a working environment and any kind of shorts, crop-tops, mini skirts or even deep cleavages are something you would rather avoid, regardless the dress code in the company. You want to be praise by your work skills and your cool personality and not about your cleavage or your legs.

If you are still confused on what to wear for your first day at work, or even where to buy the perfect look, CHIC Every Weather is the perfect fashion app for you! Is totally free and available worldwide in the App Store. This super cool app that our team developed to help our readers to dress up in the morning will be your personal stylist, and we will promise you that your outfit dilemmas are over. Here you have a few options from our app for your first day at work:


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