Dress Code

Business Professional- Looking classy


  • Suits:Dark or neutral colored business suits, nothing that is eccentric. Dress shirt with a professional style tie should be incorporated.
  • Skirts/Dresses:Be conservative with the length, nothing more than 1 ½ inch above the knee and keep the colors dark or neutral.
  • Shoes:Leather dress shoes with dark dress socks, match belt with shoes when applicable. Heels should not exceed 3-inches in height as it is deemed unprofessional. When wearing open toed shoes make sure your feet/toes are presentable.
  • Grooming:Make sure facial hair has a clean appearance. Avoid wearing excessive makeup, jewelry and/or cologne and perfume. There should be no stains or holes for any of your clothing.

Business Casual- Clean and crisp

Business casual is a neat and clean look. Avoid too tight or too baggy style clothing.

    • Blazers:Should be worn with khakis or slacks
    • Trousers:Skirts, pants and dresses are acceptable. Wear colors such as: Navy, black, gray, brown, khaki, lighter neutral colors. Should not be skin tight like leggings.
    • Shirt:Dress shirt, blouse, casual button-down, open-collar, nice sweaters, or polo shirts are acceptable. Shirts should not have any logos and ensure the shirts cover the full length of your arms up to your neck.
    • Shoes:No flip-flops, sandals, athletic shoes, or hiking boots. Loafers and loafer style shoes with socks are acceptable. If wearing open toed shoes, ensure toes/feet are presentable. Heels should not exceed more than 3-inches in length as it is deemed unprofessional.

Casual- Comfortable clothing

Casual attire is acceptable when scholars meet for seminars that do not require BC or BP. Casual clothing is comfortable and relaxed, but not to be confused with sleep or gym wear.

Where to buy?

  • For quality: Dillard’s, White House Black Market, JC Penny, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Men’s Wearhouse, J. Crew, Nordstrom, Ann Taylor, Zara and Express.
  • For Affordability: H&M, Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, Target, Thrift stores (Goodwill, Plato’s closet, Arc, Etc.), Nordstrom Rack, TJ Maxx, Ross, Steinmart, or the sale rack at any stores listed above.