Elevate Your Office Style with These First Job Outfit Ideas

This article is all about first job outfit ideas.

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If you’ve just landed your very first internship or job, congratulations!

Now that the stress of applying and interviewing is out of the way, you might be starting to think about how you’re going to dress for your first day at the office and every day of work afterwards.

Transitioning from a comfy, casual college wardrobe to a classy, professional work wardrobe can be a little tricky.

However, we’ve rounded up 16 of our favorite first job outfit ideas.

As you’ll soon discover, you don’t have to completely sacrifice your comfort or personal style, even on the job.

Here are chic yet professional first job outfit ideas to stun at the office.

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1. Work-Appropriate Midi Dress

It can be surprisingly difficult to find a cute dress to wear to work that’s appropriate for the office, but not too stuffy or mature-looking. 

If you have a more feminine personal style, we highly recommend taking inspiration from this work-appropriate midi dress, especially for the warmer summer months. 

The pink and white stripes and puff sleeves are fun and feminine, but the longer length ensures that the dress is still appropriate for the workplace!

2. Summer Casual Work Outfit

If your workplace has a slightly more relaxed, business casual dress code, you can totally get away with wearing jeans and a sleeveless top to the office, especially during the summer. 

This outfit features a streamlined, not too revealing sleeveless top and a pair of structured white jeans, which are casual and comfy without looking sloppy. 

To make the look even more work-appropriate, a classic black leather belt and matching black leather bag add a more professional vibe!

3. Sweater Over Shoulders

One of the most annoying things about some office environments is the powerful air conditioning, which can make the interior of your office feel freezing, even if it’s warm and balmy outside. 

If your office is like this, you might find yourself needing to get a little creative with layering in your work outfits. 

One of the classiest and most stylish ways to layer at the office is to drape a sweater over your shoulders, like this gorgeous brown sweater, which is paired with a pair of matching brown trousers for an easy monochromatic look.

4. Business Casual Look

If your office doesn’t require you to show up in a suit or blazer every day, you have a little more latitude to show up wearing outfits that are a little cozier and more casual, but still professional! 

We love this business casual look, which pairs a navy and white striped sweater with a pair of slightly cropped olive pants.

The combo is comfortable and understated, but without sacrificing an air of professionalism that’s super important, no matter your workplace dress code!

5. Artsy Office Look

If your workplace is a more artistic environment, you have even more wiggle room to get creative with your office outfit ideas!

This artsy office look combines traditional workwear elements like a button down blouse, trousers, and loafers, but with unexpected details and proportions that make the outfit look so much cooler and edgier. 

For example, the blouse has a fitted silhouette and short puff sleeves, the trousers are super voluminous and cropped, and the loafers are a little chunky!

6. Classy Tomboy Outfit

If you love the unexpected, artsy vibe of the previous outfit, but you personally have more of a tomboyish style, we love this variation on the creative office look. 

This version pairs a boxy, untucked button down shirt with slightly oversized, horseshoe-shaped work trousers for a cooler, slightly more masculine-inspired vibe. 

However, the kitten heels, earrings, and purse add feminine elements to the look as well!

7. Work-Appropriate T-Shirt

Just because you work in an office doesn’t mean that you can’t incorporate your favorite t-shirts into your workwear. 

This work-appropriate t-shirt look features a plain, fitted t-shirt with high-waisted trousers, a belt, a leather work tote, and ballet flats for a work outfit that’s the perfect blend of professional and casual. 

If you’re planning on incorporating t-shirts into your work wardrobe, we’d just recommend avoiding wearing shirts that have distressed holes or slogans that wouldn’t be office appropriate.

8. Pops of Color

If you love wearing color in your everyday wardrobe and are looking for internship outfit ideas that still allow you to express yourself, take inspiration from this vibrant pop of color!

The t-shirt and long skirt in this outfit are pretty basic and neutral-toned. 

However, the bright orange blazer adds a much needed burst of color that’s sure to make you stand out, but not in an inappropriate way!

9. Neutral Suit

If your job is in an office that requires you to wear a suit, you might be really intimidated by the idea of having to show up in such formal workwear. 

Try taking inspiration from this neutral suit, which features a fitted cream blazer, slightly cropped tapered cream trousers, and a v-neck white blouse. 

The more feminine tailoring helps the suit look fresher and more youthful without sacrificing professionalism.

10. Monochromatic Colorful Outfit

This vibrant monochromatic green look is a bolder, more colorful variation on the neutral suit. 

Instead of pairing neutral tones like cream, gray, or navy together, this work outfit features a bright green long-sleeved button down blouse tucked into a pair of lime green high-waisted trousers. 

If you’re planning on showing up to the office in super bright tones, we’d recommend keeping the silhouette and tailoring of each article of clothing more conservative and classic.

11. Vest and Slip Skirt

If you’re looking for comfortable and trendy office outfit ideas that are perfect for the summertime, take some inspiration from this vest and slip skirt outfit combo. 

We love classy button down vests worn as tops during the summer season for a workwear-inspired look that will still keep you cool. 

Pair it with a slip skirt for an outfit that’s flirty and feminine, but still office appropriate!

12. Spring/Summer Internship Outfit Idea

If this is your first ever summer internship, you might be struggling to figure out how to dress professionally and seasonally appropriate, but still cute and comfy. 

We love this spring/summer office outfit formula—pair a crisp striped button down with a pair of wide legged white trousers for a look that’s put together and professional, but still summery and breezy. 

The black sandals, black leather belt, and black purse add the perfect finishing touch!

13. Flannel Blazer Outfit

As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to bust out your blazers!

We love the slightly professorial, dark academia vibe of this dark gray flannel blazer, which pairs perfectly with a classic workwear top like a black button down vest. 

However, to prevent the look from being too stuffy, a pair of light wash jeans helps add a casual vibe to the outfit.

14. Classy Workwear Sweater

Even if you work in a more formal, professional office environment, you can still wear sweaters when the weather gets a little chillier. 

We love the classy, feminine, but professional vibe of this sweater, which features a square neckline and slightly puffed sleeves. 

It looks amazing tucked into a pair of tailored trousers!

15. Summery Office Jumpsuit

Jumpsuits are some of our favorite things to wear during the summertime months. 

Believe it or not, you can definitely style a jumpsuit to be office appropriate. 

Look for one that has tailored, structured details, like the linen fabric, wide pant legs, and puff sleeves featured on this adorable jumpsuit!

16. Fun Patterned Office Outfit

If you love to experiment with fun colors and prints in your regular wardrobe, you can still keep that same energy with your work wardrobe!

We love this fun patterned office outfit, which features a crewneck sweater in a graphic blue, black, and yellow print, which meshes perfectly with a long slip skirt. 

Just make sure that if you’re getting creative with the colors and patterns, you keep other elements of your look, like the silhouette, more classic.

With these first job outfit ideas, getting dressed for your office job or internship should definitely be the least stressful part of your day. 

It can be tricky to get the hang of dressing for the workplace, but once you’ve got your ideal work outfit formula down, you’ll find that it’s surprisingly easy to incorporate aspects of your everyday personal style into your work persona!

Who knows, maybe you’ll even come to enjoy coming up with your own office outfit ideas more than your weekend outfit ideas!

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