On hot summer days, flip-flops, shorts and miniskirts are our best friends — nothing screams “cool” more than these pieces of clothing. But think twice before you wear them to work. Your boss may hate seeing you sport these kind of clothes in the office, you could even get fired for it — seriously! So for those preparing to enter the professional world, it’s time for a quick lesson on workplace dress codes.
Different companies within the same industry often have their own expectations and dress codes, but there are some general rules of thumb that tend to remain consistent within a particular profession.
Key words: polished, professional
When you’re handling other people’s money, you need to present yourself as capable and professional.
So the dress code in financial services firms like banks and insurance companies is usually formal, requiring dark suits, white shirts, conservative ties and polished black or brown leather shoes for men to match the serious nature of their work.
For women in the financial world, the rules are less strict than those of their male cohorts. Still, the goal is to look put-together and professional — not
and . Tailored business suits, both dress suits and pantsuits, are acceptable choices, as are tailored blouses and slacks or skirts. Scarves and classic jewelry pieces can be applied for a touch of design and color.相对男性职员而言，金融业对女性员工着装的要求要宽松一些。但也要搭配得体，够专业——切勿给人留下邋遢、有失端庄的错觉。可以考虑穿着剪裁考究的套装——裙装或裤装，另外合身的上衣、西裤或裙子也都是不错的选择。可以搭配一条围巾或是复古首饰来增添一点色彩和设计感。
Athletic shoes, open-toed shoes, flip-flops and sandals
Clothing that is too tight or revealing
Jeans, pants that are too short (ankle visible) or too long (dragging on the ground)
Overly-trendy prints, patterns or bright colors
Key word: clean, crisp
A decade after the dot-com boom pushed casual workplace attire into vogue, the conservative legal field is still slow to embrace the trend. Just like in the financial sector, dressing right is crucial to your image as a professional in the law industry.
For court appearances and client meetings, a well-cut suit in a neutral color is necessary for both men and women. Men should wear a collared, long-sleeve white shirt with a conservative tie. Leather shoes with dark socks are ideal. Women should go for close-toed heels, and if they wear a dress suit, the skirt should fall at or below the knee.