Know the Code: Work Wardrobe Dos and Don'ts

Do tread softly

Test your footwear on an uncarpeted surface before you march through the office. Remember that blind date last summer who squeaked when he walked? We’re pretty sure it was those rubber-soled sandals (but not positive, so you were right to turn down date number two). 

Shoes are unpredictable. A broken buckle here, a loose heel there and suddenly you’re a symphony of sound. If you squeak, jingle or squish, please offer ear plugs at your next team-building exercise. 

Flip flops? You’re just messing with us, right? Are you wearing a whistle? Is white zinc block slathered attractively across your nose? If not, skip the flips.