Dress for Success: How to Dress for Work

Mar 15

Dress for Success: How to Dress for Work

by: arichardson

posted in: Fun, Relationships

So, you've got that summer job. Now, how do you dress to impress your boss and get that summer job extended? 


  • Check your job description and dress requirements. Always dress in accordance with requirements.
  • It's very hard to overdress. It always helps to look nicer than required. It will set you apart from your coworkers and let your boss know that you're serious about your job.
  • Dressing for work doesn't have to be stuffy or frumpy.


Business casual (working in an office):

  • Slacks are acceptable with a nice blouse. Jackets are not always necessary, but they can certainly dress up any outfit.
  • Nice dresses are appropriate if they hit below the knee.
  • Tops, of course, should never bare midriff or shoulders.
  • Shoes with open toes and heels should not be worn. 



  • Jeans can be appropriate for jobs at family establishments (Pump It Up, iJump, Chuck E Cheese, etc.). Jeans should never have holes, and should fit properly (not TOO tight and no sagging).
  • Still, no bared midriff or shoulders.
  • If you're allowed to wear a tee shirt, make sure it is ironed and presentable.



  • Dress to feel your best. Dress in what you feel comfortable in.
  • Wear clothes that fit.
  • Pass on all sweatclothes and jersey material.
  • Groom hair and nails.
  • You don't have to wear heels. Closed-toe flats are appropriate.
  • Honestly, the easiest way to feel comfortable is to buy comfy underwear. If you're subconscious about that, you won't feel comfortable in any clothes.
  • Add flair. Make it your own. Try a statement piece, like I said before in the Job Interview Blog.



What are your job's dress requirements?


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