Your Guide To Every Professional Dress Code You’ll Ever Encounter
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Your Guide To Every Professional Dress Code You’ll Ever Encounter

DFYD? Dressy Casual? Snappy Casual? By now, you'd think that we would all know how to dress for different professional work settings, but companies always find a way to make things more complicated than necessary. DFYD – really?

Since professional attire is often a major component of a strong first impression and research has shown that it takes over eight targeted actions to counteract a negative first impression, it is important to not only abide by dress codes but make them your own.

Have you ever put on an outfit, professional or not, and for 30 seconds you felt like a new woman who could take on the world? Feeling good about yourself, both inside and out, can impact your confidence and performance, which are essential to maintaining positive mental health throughout your professional pursuits.

Whether you work remotely or in a corporate setting, there will be moments where you need to make a strong impression via your attire… and we're here to help.

Here's a guide to every professional dress code that you'll encounter:


Casual is, well, casual. Jeans, t-shirts, sneakers, and even athletic attire are permitted. While casual dress typically isn't the standard attire for most work environments, a number of startups and community service events suggest casual attire.

Just because you can wear anything, does not mean you should. Be conscious of fit and the message you are trying to send. Simplicity is key.

Keywords: Startups, anything goes, comfortable

Where To Buy: Your closet!

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