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Rock Your Next Company Event With Our Business Etiquette Definition Explained

By the end of the year many of us will have attended half dozen or more office related functions. From conventions and picnics to golf outings and office holiday parties, we can help you figure out what to wear.

Golf Outing

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You’ll be nervous enough standing on the first tee about to hit in front of your boss. You don’t need to add anxiety about what you are wearing to the mix. The first thing to do is find out if there is a dress code at the course. The most common rules call for collared golf shirts with slacks or longer shorts. Cargo shorts, t-shirts, and jeans are generally not acceptable attire on the golf course. Finally, don’t forget to plan for the weather with rain gear, be it a jacket or sweater.

Many people have their favorite pair of golf shoes. But, once the round is over, changing into any of these styles will have you among the winners even if your scorecard doesn’t.

A Conference or Seminar

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There is no better networking opportunity than a business conference or seminar. You and everyone else will be meeting a lot of new faces so it’s important to make a good first impression. The dress code is usually business casual, with an emphasis on business. A suit (with or without a tie) or sport jacket and dress slacks is standard.

These are some of our favorite styles that’ll ensure you make a lasting impression for all the right reasons.

Company Picnic

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The company picnic is meant to be fun and relaxing… but there are rules. First, you can wear shorts but not jean shorts. Second, avoid t-shirts as they tend to look sloppy and unprofessional. Picnic casual attire is like any weekend casual outfit. You will never go wrong with a pair of khaki or navy shorts and a polo or short sleeve button down shirt.

Fit right in with these casual and comfortable picnic-friendly styles. A picnic at the park or an employee’s home, these styles will ensure you fit right in.

Holiday Party

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Wondering what to wear to an office holiday party? It’s the annual event some love, others dread. It can be tricky because you don’t want to look like a curmudgeon or be remembered for being too festive either. Your best bet is to wear some holiday gear like a tie, scarf, or pocket square. Limit it to only one piece, so you’re not competing with the tree for best decoration. And unless it’s a themed party, please leave the ugly sweater at home.

The best party outfits are always complemented with a handsome shoe. Check out some of our favorite styles for a successful holiday party outfit.

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