Wondering what to pack for this year’s meeting? Here is everything you need to know about the SMM Dress Code.
- Monday Night Reception: Smart Casual
- Tuesday Sessions: Business Casual
- Tuesday Night Awards Dinner: Business Formal
- Wednesday Sessions: Business Casual
- Wednesday Night Reception: Smart Casual
Remember to dress for the weather.
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is smart casual? The Oxford Dictionary defines it as “neat, conventional, yet relatively informal in style, especially as worn to conform to a particular dress code.” For the tops consider oxfords, blouses, polo shirts, or neatly fitting t-shirts. Add a layer with a sport coat, blazer, cardigan or light jacket. For bottoms consider dark denim, chinos, or joggers.
What is business formal? Business formal attire is an upgrade from your normal day-to-day professional outfits. Wear a dark colored suit jacket over a dress shirt with a tie. Dress shoes and matching dark pants complete the outfit. Formal business attire for women is a suit jacket with a skirt, dress pants or professional dress.
Are ties necessary for the meeting during the day? No, ties.