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What does dressing business casual really mean?

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Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-28 08:00:31-05

ORLANDO, Fla. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Dressing correctly for your job is critical, but sometimes it can be confusing. The term “business casual” can cover a wide spectrum of what is deemed appropriate for work. It can vary by profession, geographical location, or even something as simple as supervisor preference!

Stylists recommend steering towards a dressier, more conservative style for your job interview, but what happens when you land the job? For the first week, start with classic staple items while you scope out the scene. Take time to watch what your new co-workers wear and follow their lead. Don’t hesitate to ask human resources to fill you in.

You should stay away from wearing jeans until you’re more comfortable and familiar with office policies. Women, don’t wear leggings, and be sure your skirts or dresses pass “the fingertip test.” The bottom of your outfit needs to be longer than the length of your fingertips when you stand up straight.

Play it safe by avoiding neon colors or flashy patterns. Also while this may be obvious to some, be sure your clothing fits your frame. Nothing too oversized or too tight. Finally, keep jewelry and perfume to a minimum!

You should dress for the job you want, not the job you have! All experts agree; whether for work or your next job interview you should never leave your house with wet hair. This translates to looking like you don’t have your life together and you simply don’t care.