Do you ever go to networking events – for your job, for finding a new job, meeting new people, doing something fun? I go to them occasionally and have met a lot of interesting people along the way. When figuring out what to wear to a networking event, I have 2 tips:
1) Be confident – Meeting people at networking events is all about first impressions. The best way to make a good impression is to be confident. An easy way to be confident? Feel good about what you’re wearing!
2) Be comfortable – Most likely you’ll be walking around and standing up for most of the event talking to people, so wear comfortable shoes – whether it’s a cute pair of flats or wedge shoes.
Most of the events I go to are related to fashion, entrepreneurship or marketing/advertising so I’m able to get away with wearing jeans and a blazer or blouse like these ladies:
If you’re in an industry where you need to dress up more, you can try out looks like these:
Any tips you have for what to wear to a networking event?