I often get career-style questions – what to wear to an interview, for a presentation, how to make a quick switch between the office and cocktails. We all want to feel confident when we walk through the door, and having the right outfit definitely gives you the extra boost you need to kill it (read my mega-detailed blog post on what to wear to an interview, here). Once you’ve nailed the interview, what to wear on your first day is a whole new ballgame! I’m so excited to work with Kate Spade on helping you guys style the perfect outfits, for any occasion.
On your first day, you want to wear something that shows off your personal style, but is still professional. You’ve already attended the interview, so you should have a pretty good idea of what the dress code is in the office already. At most offices (unless you work somewhere that requires suits), you can get away with wearing an elegant pair of jeans (the darker, the more formal). These embroidered bell crops are the perfect way to add a little flair to your outfit – check out the cute flower motif – while still being business appropriate. Plus, you can’t ever go wrong with a crisp white shirt. Wear one over a pair of nice dark jeans, and tuck it in if you want to keep things neat. Shoes? Well, I went for killer platforms, but you could easily switch these out for patent flats, brogues, loafers or pumps.
Lastly, I think the best way to make a statement for a work outfit is with your outerwear. It’s the first thing people see when you walk in, and first impressions are everything. Whether it’s a colorful blazer or a chic leather duster jacket like this, keep tones muted and continue the color-scheme into your accessories: I finished off my look with these chic maroon tassel earrings and matching bag! And ps. I’m all about wearing color as an additional source of strength. Did you know that wearing certain colors has an effect on your mood? Burgundy symbolize inner strength and success – perfect for that first day! What do you guys think?