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Summer Job Dress Code

A summer job at a fast food restaurant or movie theatre comes with a uniform, so you don't have to worry about what to wear. But what if you're working at a clothing store or an office? Check out what's right and wrong to wear on the job!

 

Check out what's right and wrong to wear on the job!
Dress Code

What to Wear

  • If you've scored yourself a job at the trendiest clothing store in the mall, wear clothes from that store. You'll get a discount as part of your benefits, so buying some new clothes won't put a huge hole in your savings. Plus, you've gotta represent if you're working at a place that's so stylish!
  • If you're working in a sporting goods store, then wear anything athletic, from sports jerseys to basketball shoes.
  • If you're working or volunteering in an office, whether it's a doctor's clinic or the SPCA, girls should wear a nice top like a blouse, pants or a knee-length skirt, and flats cuz it's hard to work in heels all day! Guys should wear a tie, dress shirt, khakis and dress shoes.
  • If you're working outside, such as mowing lawns, painting houses or working as a camp counselor, stick to light, comfortable clothes like T-shirts, shorts and sneakers.

What Not to Wear

  • Stay away from anything that has holes (even if it's the style of the clothing) or is ripped, torn, or see-through.
  • Everyone loves jeans, but they're too casual for work.
  • Girls, avoid tops that show your bra straps and keep your skirt lengths longer for work (at least to the knees!). You can break out the minis after hours.
  • Guys, check your hats at the door.
  • Don't wear flip flops, open-toed sandals, or dirty sneakers.

Last Minute Tips

  • Make sure your clothes are clean and ironed - nothing says "I'm a slacker" more than wrinkles and a huge ketchup stain down the front of your shirt.
  • It's better to be overdressed on the first day of your job. Once you see how everyone else dresses, you can dress similarly to them.
  • Bottom line is, every job has a different dress code, so ask your boss what you can and cannot wear.
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What's Your Work Dress Code?

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"aftershock" wrote: "NicolletteA" wrote: no. and you sound like the marketing people that stop me at the mall.  :/ lol, I'm not, i just kno someone whos making a new app and wanted to see if any1 would use it.   BTW what do u say to the marketing people at the mall? No. I don't like those people at the mall. Sometimes, they ask my family and I (usually directed at my mom and sister, but sometimes at me, too. Even though I'm under 13. Not for long though.) if they want their hair done. And sometimes I'm so tempted to say, "No thank you. I did my hair today. Do you think I want it done?" But of course I never do. It's kinda disrespectful. So we just usually say No thank you. My mom, sister, and I now have a solution for that (my idea when I was maybe ages 9-11) Don't make eye contact with them and pretend that they aren't there.
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This is GREAT advice! Thx a lot StephRox!:) I have a younger brother & he can be EXASPERATING at times lol! Great advice!!:D
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