Going on a work related “night out” can be a tricky situation. On the one hand, you are not in the office, but on the other hand, it is not exactly your off time either, and you do have to impress clients and/or coworkers. For those who have never gone on such an outing, it can be difficult to figure out how to get dressed and styled. How much makeup should you use, what should you wear, and what should you do with your hair? This article will answer all of these questions.
Note The Venue
In large part, what you wear and how you look will be determined by where you are going. For example, if you are going somewhere fancier, such as a formal restaurant, or a gala, you will need more formal attire, such as an evening dress. If the outing is something more casual, jeans and a nice t-shirt will probably suffice. Keep this in mind when you are thinking about how you should dress before going out.
Put Some Effort Into Your Look
Even though you do not necessarily need to dress the same as you would at the office, it is important that you look professional and put together. This means that everything is covered, your clothes are well-fitting, nothing is stained, and nothing is ripped or wrinkled. In other words, even if you are wearing casual attire, such as a t-shirt and jeans, they still need to look crisp and clean. Doing so lets people know that you care about your presentation, even outside the office. And whatever you do, no sweat pants. Seriously.
Do Not Overdo It
While you do not want to underdress for your company outing, you do not want to overdress either. Wearing an elegant gown and layers of makeup to a casual dinner could be awkward to say the least. Again, you want to get a feel for the venue, as well as the style choices of your coworkers.
Ask Your Coworkers
When in doubt you can always ask your female coworkers what sort of dress is appropriate. This is especially helpful if your coworkers have been to several company outings before.
Have Some Quick Style Ideas In Place
Depending on when the event takes place, you might not have a whole lot of time to get ready. In this case, we recommend that you have some quick style fixes in place. For one thing, we recommend that you lay out your outfit, and accessories, well in advance. For a quick and easy way to glam up your hair, we recommend using a clip on hair topper
. This will add volume
to your hair in a matter of seconds. The last thing that you want to do is show up late to the company outing. By following these tips though, you can arrive on time and still look amazing.