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What Should I NEVER Wear to My Entry-Level Job?

Kayla Baxter, Anna Hennings, and Alice Handley

October 06, 2009

Flip-flop Sandals

Why not?

Flip-flops are perfectly acceptable for the beach, hanging out at the park, walking your dog… all being weekend activities that require weekend attire. Not the office, unless your office is a beach (if it is, we’re sooooo jealous!). Think about it from the other person’s perspective: Do you really want to see your coworkers’ toes? We didn’t think so. What’s more, flip-flops simply aren’t safe. No corporate employer in the world would let you walk into the facility, ready to work in flip flops, so don’t even consider it.

Try me instead:

As a modern professional, you need safe, comfortable shoes, so sacrifice style for substance just this once. For men, casual loafers will never let your feet be as free as they once were, but it’s time to let go of your college look. Try boat shoes in a neutral color – they look dressy, but are extremely comfortable.

The Exception


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