Dressing for Your First Day at Work: Dos and Don’ts

Dressing for Your First Day at Work

If you are getting ready for your first day at work, you are probably feeling very nervous and very excited. To start your day off in the right way, you need to make sure you are dressed professionally and that you look the part. Not only will this ensure that you impress your boss, but it will give you the confidence you need to excel in your new position. After all, feeling uncomfortable all day because of your clothing isn’t ideal. With that in mind, let’s take a look at some dos and don’ts.

  • DON’T over accessorise – If you want to add some accessories to your outfit, it is best to keep it simple. A pair of diamond stud earrings and watch will look beautiful and professional. On the other hand, a collection of bangles won’t only look unsuitable but could irritate all of your co-workers too. Not everyone likes the sound of bangles clinking against each other! If you want to make a good impression, ditch the accessories.
  • DO get your hair done professionally – It is definitely a good idea to get your hair done professionally for your first day. This is especially the case if you have wild and untamed hair naturally. The messy chic look doesn’t really cut it in the office. Instead, a sleek updo or straight, sophisticated style will work best. The Hair Straightener Studio can provide you with some inspiration regarding looks that work well in the office. It’s all about looking professional without overdoing it – you’re not going to prom after all.
  • DON’T wear loud clothing with busy patterns – You may not want to stick to the favored monochrome color palette, and that’s fine, but this does not mean you should go overboard. Save your loud dress sense for the weekends. Instead, choose solid colors to give your look some personality, rather than a patterned piece. After all, you want people to pay attention to you, not your clothing.
  • DO check out the dress code – It is important to find out whether there is a dress code at your new place of work. The last thing you want to do is turn up on your first day to find that you have already broken a rule before you’ve even started. Don’t be afraid to send an email to find out if there is a dress code. It’s better to be a “pest” than to appear as if you don’t have any respect for the rules.
  • DON’T wear something that doesn’t fit – This may sound obvious, but you would be surprised by how many people dig out an old suit or borrow one from their friend, even if it doesn’t fit properly. Not only will ill-fitting clothing look bad, but you will feel uncomfortable, which is the last thing you want on your first day.

Follow the tips that have been mentioned above, and you will ensure you are dressed for success on your first day at work. Good luck!


1 comment

  1. These are good tips! I find I feel more confident in a simple dress that I know fits – you’re right that things that don’t fit just make you feel awkward – I wore a lot of awkwardly fitting pieces for interviews before I figured that out, haha!

    Hope you are having a great start to the week and all your Christmas preparation is going well! I’m hoping to wrap some more presents today!

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