Quantity vs. Quality
The two-piece suit in navy, or charcoal is the fundamental piece for your
first wardrobe. Don't skimp where quality is concerned. It is better to
purchase 1 or 2 quality pieces then several garments that look and wear
poorly. Purchase the highest quality garments you can afford. It is worth
the expense to have a quality suit that fits and cleans well. A superior
garment will serve you for a long time.
In Addition to the Suit
A white or light colored long sleeve blouse for women is appropriate.
Button all the buttons on the blouse, including the very top button.
Select a blouse that is not too sheer or low cut.
Women should have the appropriate under garments on, depending on the
color of their clothing. Pantyhose should be a neutral tone or sheer
black and you should carry an extra pair.
Have your shoes polished and in good condition. Wear a dark shoe with
a 1 - 1 ½ " heel without an open toe.
Carry either a leather notebook or a portfolio big enough to hold your
résumé and notepad.
Accessories for your look can include what
you wear as well as what you don't wear
Invest in a good haircut. Keep makeup to
a minimum. Look clean and smart, not overdone. If you do wear nail polish
on your short nails it must be subtle. Body piercing should not be visible.
You may wear small tasteful earrings (one in each ear). The same rules
apply for tattoos, now is not the time to show off your body art. Other
jewelry items should be at a minimum.