I’m starting new job in a few weeks & I’m hoping you can help me w/ a great first day outfit. I’m an interior designer & I’m going moving onto a much larger and more well-known firm. I will be working with some old friends as well as some former coworkers & I’d like to make a great impression.
The office is a mix of business casual & business dress, so a blend of the both would be great. I’m hoping for something polished and creative looking. It will be early February in Philadelphia, so it should be warm, and I’ll be on my feet for most of the day, so comfy shoes are a must.
I’m 5’-7”, with an hourglass figure (size 6 bottom, very large bust). I have long curly auburn hair, pale skin & blue eyes. I’d love an outfit that’s not a huge splurge on individual pieces, but I’m currently rebuilding my work wardrobe, so I could validate spending some money on some wardrobe basics.
On your first day, why not go with something classic and polished? Here's my suggestion in gray and coral:
Pencil Skirt - Flattering on hourglass figures and very flexible. Add tights for warmth, either black or nude fishnet would work.
Cardigan - Treat yourself to a special polka dot cardigan from J.Crew.
Shirt - A classic, crisp white shirt from Gap.
Shoes - These wedges from Easy Spirit are really cute and so, so comfortable. I have a pair in gray suede (the photo on the site is not color accurate). Tempted to buy another since they're on sale for only $20.
Clutch - You do work in the creative industry after all. This bright clutch adds some "pop."
Earrings - These little lacquer studs from Forever 21 look much fancier than they are.
Bracelet - Also from Forever 21.
Add a coat, a scarf and a smile. Good luck with the new job!