Regardless, networking is a necessary evil no matter what your job is - even as a blogger we have to network! But today we're going to talk about those in-the-flesh networking events that are often put together by professional groups or alumni associations. I never know what to wear to them!
My alumni association often puts on these "informal networking events" - where alumni meet up to do something, such as watch a game or volunteer, but the ultimate goal is to network. So, if you find yourself in a similar situation - here's an idea on what to wear! And yes - you can wear a t-shirt!
|Tee: H&M, $5 | Jeans: F21 | Flats: Gap | Blazer: old, Burlington Coat Factory | Necklace: New York & Co | Earrings: Ardene's, Canada|
The reason this is something I'd wear to an informal networking event is that it combines classy with "not trying too hard". The jeans and flats drop it down a notch, but the blazer still makes the look stylish and appropriate. The tee is fitted, which is super important in this outfit. I chose flats in particular, because often at these events, you're doing a lot of standing. I don't know about you, but for as much as I wear heels, if I'm going to be standing awhile, I prefer flats!!
The outfit can easily translate into something more casual if you're moving on to do something like meet a friend for dinner or head out for drinks! Depending on the next location, you can keep the blazer to stay chic, or take it off for a more laid back style.