Dress Profesh 101

First tip: Always ask your employer what their dress requirements are so you can be prepared for your interview/first day at the job.

Second Tip: It’s better to be “overdressed” than underdressed

Now to the important stuff… what is casual/business casual/business professional?

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-Grab you favorite pair of jeans, grab a nice shirt (blazer makes it slightly dressier,) style your hair as usual, light makeup

-Depending on the nature of your event shoe wear can range from sneakers to heels to boots

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-Dress pants/khakis/long skirt

-Fashionable top

-Simple jewelry: nothing too over the top (optional)

-Wear your hair in an every day style: Avoid overdoing it with perfume and make up





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Business Professional

-More sophisticated than business casual

-Buy a well-fitted business pant suit or business styled dress

-Heels can be low or high (don’t over do the high heel)

-Black, navy blue, gray, or brown are typical business colors

(Depending on occupation there is room for personalizing style with color/jewelry/etc.)



The purpose of this isn’t to tell you what to wear or how to wear it, but to distinguish what is and isn’t appropriate for job interviews. If you’re told “business professional” ditch the crazy hair/jeans/low-cut shirts/short skirts/sneakers/boots and opt for something more simple and professional.


“There’s no such thing as being over dressed or over educated.”

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