I have my first internship with an IT firm as a web developer and they have a dress code. I have lots of question about what exactly is acceptable and not. I have Googled up ‘business casual clothing’ but received mixed results.
The dress code:
Clean and neat jeans with ‘casual business attire’ type shirt
Sweaters or collared shirt
When they say jeans, do they mean jeans that are not baggy, ripped, or dirty? So for example, will this pair of jeans
Will a polo shirt
or short sleeve button up shirt
suffice as a casual business attire type shirt? In addition, should I get a patterned shirt or a plain shirt?
Do khakis and corduroy pants count as casual pants? What other types of pants are considered casual?
What is considered to be casual shoes? I have a pair of shoes that look like this
except that it is completely black. Does this count as casual shoes?
Does business casual mean that I should wear a belt?
Does a backpack count as part of the dress code? I have a backpack similar to this
. Would this be acceptable in a business casual environment, or should I purchase a more professional bag such as a messenger bag
My body does not adapt very well to heat. As a result, in the summer I always prefer to wear light clothing such as ball shorts and t-shirt. I understand that at the IT firm, I am not allowed to wear shorts. Are there any suggestions as to what my outfit should consist of that will keep me as cool as possible?
Any help is greatly appreciated.