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 than 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
Wear a pressed long sleeve white cotton dress shirt. You should be able
to button all the buttons on the shirt, including the very top button.
Wear a white undershirt under your dress shirt. Choose a tie that coordinates
with the color of your suit in a simple pattern or a solid color, preferably
When the colors of your clothing work well
together, they are both pleasing to the eye, compliment each other ---
and indicate that you've got what it takes to put it all together.
Shoes / Belt
The preference is black shoes with laces. Have your shoes polished and
in good condition. Remember to wear dark socks that are high enough
to cover your leg even when seated. Opt for a leather belt that matches
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. Look clean and
smart, not overdone. Have your nails trimmed and neat. Body piercing
should not be visible, this includes earrings. 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.