What shouldn’t lawyers wear to the office?
With news that Berwin Leighton Paisner took a blog about what to wear off its website earlier this month, we thought we’d give you our very own guide on dressing to impress. After all, how are you going to get on in law without being noticed?
1. The Northampton Clown look. Because turning up to work dressed like a scary clown wouldn’t freak people out at all.
2. That mask. You’re not Anonymous, you’re a cartoon rendition of Guido Fawkes. Only to be worn if you plan to say things in court. Or on a video link. Or if you might be starting a revolution this evening.
3. The Village People look. You and your colleagues must co-ordinate outfits correctly, though. Otherwise, people will wonder why you’re sat forlornly singing YMCA to yourself, while dressed as a New York cop. Particularly your clients.
4. SpongeBob SquarePants. This is a lovely look. Until it rains. If you choose to rock the yellow spongy look, be sure to carry an umbrella. Our quadrilateral boy Bob lives happily in a pineapple under the sea, but you probably don’t.
5. Miley Cyrus at the VMAs. This is both an outfit and a dance. Twerk to work. Twerk at work. Shout out “Twerk it, baby!” as often as you can. Many may disapprove of this look, but by goodness it will get you noticed around the firm. We suggest a few twerking rehearsals beforehand, in order to carry it off successfully. Nobody likes a sloppy twerker.
If, by chance, you don’t fancy any of the above, just go to work dressed smartly and not too tarty. You’re a professional. You should probably know that already. KW