My first job out of college was writing for a small newspaper in Belleville, Ill. The office was composed primarily of young writers, also just out of college.
Looking back, it seems no one on the editorial team had a good understanding of "business casual." Jeans were common, collared shirts were sporadic, and, unfortunately, shorts and flip flops were acceptable.
I still remember the first time I felt way underdressed. I was supposed to cover an event at a country club. Needless to…