Remember, you are still working on that first impression so it is a good idea to put your best foot forward. You want to make a professional, stylish and smart impression. I would suggest that you wear a more conservative business casual look until you get into the office and get a feel for the culture. Because you probably wore a suit to the interview you could arrive the first day in a skirt and blazer with some splashes of color but still modeling the look of a suit.
- Polish your look with natural make-up and color on your cheeks. Treat yourself to a mani.
- Go classy business casual. You can't go wrong with a pencil skirt and a blazer. This short sleeved shirt adds a pop of color and because it has sleeves you can go with or without the blazer. The blazer is great as a layering piece because you don't know what the temperature in your office will be. (Mine is freezing all the time, I always have to wear layers). Your skirt should land just above your knee and wear comfortable closed toe shoes on the first day. Check out what others in the office are wearing and see if open toed shoes, wedges and sandals are appropriate.
- Bring a fun and colorful tote bag. You will look more put together and organized if you have all your paperwork, notes, iPad, phone, wallet, etc in a tote.
- Wear a watch. You may be working in your office or you may be going to various orientation sessions on the first day. Wear a watch to keep up with the time. DO NOT rely on your cell phone to tell you the time. You don't want to be caught constantly checking your phone. Even if you are checking for the time, it may appear you are checking it for tweets, texts, instagrams and status updates.
- Wear something that is "you". Your favorite piece of jewelry or a fun scarf, whatever it might be, but wear something that makes you feel comfortable and expresses who you are.
What would you wear on your first day of work?