The task of figuring out a first-day outfit at a new job is a daunting one. The excitement of landing the new role remains, but the anticipation of a fresh environment paired with making a good first impression can cause serious anxiety and worse, impair your dressing sensibilities. Ahead, we’ve curated enviable outfits for a variety of professions to boost your confidence and make a polished impression. From versatile separates to sleek accessories you’ll do more than survive your first day, you’ll nail it.
Dress To Impress
The Gallery Girl
Strategic pops of color complement an all-over black look, validating your keen eye for art upon arrival. An architectural silhouette plays up the visual appeal, conveying your refined and savvy taste from the gallery to meetings.
Finley Esq RX in Buff
Thin Leather Belt
Blue Leather Mini North South Downing Tote
Clarita Leather Ankle-Tie Sandals
Black Houndstooth Double Breasted Sleeveless Dress
The Corporate Mogul
For the first day in a conservative office, breathe life into a buttoned-up look with an unexpected accessory. A subtle touch of trend-forward style will demonstrate creativity and confidence, proving you were the perfect hire.
Maeva Suede Faux Pearl Pumps
Sadie Straight Leg Trouser
Joplin Cotton Contrast Neck Scarf Top
Fold It PM Tote
The Startup Associate
This laid back approach to first-day dressing hits a high note for a casual-cool office. The classic pinstripe grounds the look while the accessories elevate an otherwise relaxed style.
Embossed Eartha Mini Cross Body Bag
ZAC Zac Posen
Striped Classic Trouser Belt
Urban Fabric Shoes
Striped Shirt Dress
The Creative Consultant
With client facing meetings aplenty, a tailored look is key for making a polished and professional first impression. A structured all-in-one paired with classic accessories is sure to impress—plus it's the ultimate piece for sleek style through the seasons.
Alix Small Leather Tote
Coralia Pointy Toe Pump
Cotton Blazer with Embossed Buttons
The Fashion Executive
With a little more leeway for fashion-forward style, this polished monochromatic look is fit for a fashion powerhouse. Updated with modern details, these timeless separates keep the look fresh and void of overly trendy vibes on the first day.
Obsedia Medium Leather Shoulder Bag
Wool-Crepe Wide-Leg Pants