So you’ve snagged your dream gig and now it’s time to make a stellar first impression. Avoid night-before panic sweats and take notes from these New York Fashion Week style winners, proving that whether you’re heading to a classroom or fashion cupboard, first-day-at-work threads can be a total breeze…
WHAT TO WEAR TO
First-day-of-work style, in the bag
By Maybelle Morgan, 18 September 2016
Just cos your new office is all Wolf of Wall Street, doesn’t mean you have to slack on style. Choose a chic pinstripe suit (with a PJ twist if there’s any dress-code wiggle room). Add a structured leather cross body, plus don’t forget the skyscraper platforms for a new-season nod – note: closed-toe styles look just as good.
No, it won't be like The Devil Wears Prada, but you do want to smash the style game. Ignore the temptation to do a head-to-toe trend and instead add subtle touches. Swap out your tailored trousers for a cropped number with ruffled hems. Add a choker here, patchwork bag there and finish with statement sunnies.
Working in a creative field means you can afford to go more casj. Show off your style credentials by mashing up all the textures: a sheer-sleeve tee + a metallic pleated midi + sneaks = perfect for you. Add a hint of fun with a faux-fur cross-body bag and geek-chic up the whole thing with some chunky pastel specs.
With unpredictable days and potentially gruelling tasks, try this all-black-everything get-up, which is all about the comfy ‘hire me’ vibes. Pair skinnies with a high-neck tee and add a tailored blazer to bring the chic. Opt for low-heeled sandals (for stamina) and finish with a sleek shoulder bag (for errand-running storage).
It's scary that small humans are being left in your care, but hide the internal panic with an 'I-got-this' outfit that ticks all the capable, approachable and appropes boxes. Go for a playful, check-print midi dress and add practi-cool accessories (chunky flat sandals and a satchel) to up the profesh vibe. A+.