For some reason, fashion advice is often geared to the ladies while the gents are expected to know the right from wrong because of their limited options. Well, a summer associate is a summer associate, and man or woman, and both could use some guidance.
We'll start off simple...
Just Don’t Do It - Ever
We’re going to break it down for you. Don’t ever wear the following to work: sneakers, yoga pants or any other workout wear, sweats (whether they are Juicy or not), Uggs/Crocs/Other horrendous footwear, t-shirts, jeans, sundresses, shorts, or anything too revealing (no cleavage, midriffs or upper thighs please).
Follow the Firm’s Lead
First things first — do your research. Does the firm have a dress code? Read it. Does the firm represent fashion companies? Then maybe you should avoid wearing logos in case you’re pulled into a client meeting and you’re wearing a competitor’s brand. Most importantly, see what senior attorneys and partners are wearing, and follow their lead.