Silicon Valley Internship Fashion Advice

I'm starting an internship with a Tech company (working in a Finance related role) this summer. Not really sure what to wear. It isn't a startup-style company or anything wack like Google or Facebook but instead a more formal corporation.

When I interviewed there people wore mixed things. Most people were wearing slacks or khakis with a fancy button down shirt but some wore full suits and some wore tennis shoes and jeans. I am a High Schooler so not really sure how formal I should get. Are slacks and button downs too formal?

Any help is appreciated.

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Comments (6)

May 28, 2016 - 5:50am

I'd err on the side of caution if I were you.
A button down + formal pants with a tie on standby. Since it's a high school internship I doubt they'd expect you to buy a suit.
Once you get a feel of your department's culture you can dress down appropriately. You don't want to be the kid who showed up wearing jeans on Day 1.

May 28, 2016 - 11:07pm

Business casual, even ib doesnt wear suits in bay area

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