I will be starting a new position as a Marketing Executive for a Wealth Management company. In my offer letter, they stated that we are "business professional" dress. In my previous roles in tech, I have always worn dresses to work, but I could wear them with open toe shoes and cardigans, so I know this is not "business professional". I know not every office is the same, but in the finance industry in general, what do you think I should start purchasing for this position?
I do not know anyone well enough at the company to ask, so I was going to wear a black suit on day 1 and see what everyone else is wearing. I watched the awesome video on here about the 4 types of ways to dress for interviews and they recommended a neutral color suit and blouse, which I did wear and got the job! What I am getting at is can I wear a nice dress (White House Black Market, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, and the like) with a blazer over it, or should it just be suits?
Also...I am 5'11. Do I have to always wear heels or could I purchase some designer ballet flats (Coach, MK, or Tory Burch and the like) and get away with them?
Thank you for any and all advice. I feel like I am spending so much money and energy trying to get my looks ready for week one since this is such a new industry for me.