Congrats! You made it through the interview process and locked down your (dream) job. Although you’re undoubtedly psyched about getting started, the jitters related to being the new girl in the office can distract you as you try to answer that “What should I wear?” question. Rather than having a minor freak-out the morning of (resulting in an all too familiar clothing pile in the corner of your room), prepare yourself for greatness with the following tips that will ensure a smooth getting-ready process for a clear mind on your big day.
Keep scrolling for 5 tips on nailing your first-day-of-work look.
A pencil skirt and a classic blouse are a foolproof combo for wowing your new boss and co-workers. Work in a more creative setting? Choose an outfit with some color; it’ll get you noticed.
This fun, detail-oriented trend will win you major sartorial points, showing your peers that while you strive to be professional, you can still have fun.
We get it: Your first day can be really stressful. Pack a mini-mergency kit for those freshen-up moments throughout the day, especially if you're planning for after-work drinks with new coworkers. Make sure you have essentials like dry shampoo in your kit, and tuck it away in your desk drawer.
Even if you don’t consider yourself a heel girl, bite the bullet on your first day and slip into a neutral but fun pair, like an open-toe snakeskin version.
Along with your lip balm, carrying around a go-to mascara in your purse is a surefire way to look polished on your very first day—no one likes tired-looking eyes.
What was your first-day-of-work look? Was it a hit or a miss? Tell us in the comments below!