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What would you wear for your first day in a new job?
I would go with the funky casual look for the first few days. It may be a case where people wear whatever most of the time and just dress up a bit when they're meeting with clients etc. Congrats on the new job by the way - hope you enjoy it
Oh thanks Mary, love the ones on the first link - shame they don't have a 12 to order online, might pop over to Topshop and have a look this afternoon. The others at £165 are a bit out my price range, can afford up to about £80 per item and looking for a few good quality tops, skirts, trousers, shoes.
Can you remember what people wore in the office when you went for your interview? I often take a good look at people's clothes when I'm waiting in reception & through the office to the interview room. It helps me to get an idea of the culture of the place in case I end up working there.
I'd go smart for the first few days, maybe a blouse/shirt & a skirt/trousers with either a smart cardy or jacket which I can take off.
I think the advice here so far is good: on balance, I think it is better to be slightly over-dressed rather than under-dressed. Make sure it is also comfortable, so you are not self-conscious fidlding with the way something hangs, for example, or in a top which makes you a bit hot or sweaty, as you will likely be a bit nervous and don'the want to exacerbate discomfort. I was fortunate: as a part of my second interview, I met many of the colleagues I would be working with and saw how they dressed not that that was much help, as it varied so much!.