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What to wear to an internet startup
When I first started interning at Chictopia, I wasn’t exactly sure what to wear. You always hear references to business casual, but what does that really mean…and what’s the standard of attire when working with the chicest of the chic? So, when I went in for my interview I decided to hybrid business formal and casual—I wore a spring dress with a black blazer and heeled boots. It translated well, but the overall atmosphere for working for an interview start-up is a little more laxed; think “casual Friday” over “business casual.”
Some things to keep in mind:
Dress comfortably – The truth is, you’ll probably end up sitting in front of a computer a lot of the time, so don’t wear something that limits you to the same position for several hours. A short skirt probably isn’t worth having your legs fall asleep, and remember that bracelets and rings can often get in the way of typing.
Too much skin is too tacky – While you may have the most rad skimpy dress ever, remember you’re not about to go clubbing and even if the website promotes being fashionable, looking professional is important. Try a nice pair of pants instead, because in all reality, your date probably appreciates it more than your boss.
Be prepared to layer – Don’t forget that even though it may be cold outside, you’ll probably want to ditch the coat once you get working. Layer so that you can take off clothes but still have something decent on underneath. If you pull a coat over pjs to go to class or grocery shopping, chances are that won’t work here.
Neat is chic – Just be presentable. If you have enough common sense to access this site than dressing appropriately shouldn’t be too difficult. Take a shower and wash your clothes—try not to look like you live on the street.