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BUSINESS/BUSINESS CASUAL DRESS CODEClothes you wear communicate who you are and what you represent. Dressing inappropriately for an occasion can be misunderstood as afailure to understand social rules: a big disadvantage to have when you are being compared to other candidates.GENERAL: Make sure your clothes are clean, well-pressed, and do not show wear. Carefully inspect new clothes for tags, and all clothes for loose threads or fading/dirt e.g. at the bottom of pants. It’s almost always better to be OVERDRESSED. You can always take off a tie if you notice most people don’t wear ties at the event. The more structure to clothes, the more professional you look When wearing pants wear dark socks, mid-calf length so no skin is visible when you sit down (applies for both men and women) When in doubt, stay away from patterns.Most images: Banana Republic 2012Business Attire for MenDOs: Suit in solid darks: black, navy Invest in quality you can count on during your time at Kellogg and the first year at a new job.DON’Ts: Suits that don’t fit well Suit that make you overheat You don’t have to spend a fortune on clothes (in some cases very expensive clothes might send a wrong message esp. to upper management).
Business Casual Attire for MenDOs: Dress slacks Dockers® style slacks Monochrome sweaters Oxfords, loafers, rubber soled leather shoes or boots Sports shirts or polo shirts in the summer; always tucked in. Ties are generally not necessary Long-sleeved shirts considered dressier than short-sleeved. Best colors: white, light blue.DON’Ts: Jeans (even dark denim) Shorts, Novelty tee shirts (those with any printed writing - even ‘Kellogg: Think Bravely’) Sweatshirts, sweatpants, tank tops, cropped tops, hats, and flip flops. Anything you could wear to the beach, gym or for a hike.
Business Attire for WomenDOs: Suit: skirt/pants suits are equally good. Charcoal, medium gray, steel gray, black, and navy blue are good colors and all look good with a white blouse. Dresses should be simple in cut and monochromatic. Skirt/dress Lengths: Avoid extremes; make sure you can sit comfortably without the need to pull the skirt down. Make sure your jewelry is not distracting in size and color Shoes: avoid extremes in heel height. Pumps are safest choiceDON’Ts: Anything sleeveless – you can pair it with a long sleeve white/black shirt Denim clothing of any kind Spandex pants/leggings Stay away from shorts of any kind or length See through/clingy/reflective materials Sandals, sneakers
Business Casual Attire for WomenDOs: Skirts Blouses, sweaters, polo-style shirts - always tucked in. Khaki pants, which are neither too loose nor too tight, and which are not showing signs of wear. Dresses Flats Riding shoes ok if under pants or with opaque tights or not too bulkyDON’Ts: Novelty tee shirts (those with printed writing, slogans or numbers) Bulky/snow boots; athletic shoes Anything from Business Attire Don’t list.