My basic rule is to dress so that I look approachable. People should feel at ease around me because as a social worker I am their counselor and guide and I am the one they have to tell all about themselves and their life. So in contrast to a lot of classic offices black and grey are not the best color options when I’m meeting clients. I do sometimes wear these colors when I have a meeting with the big chief though. There are the obvious rules like: no cleavage, no short skirts/shorts and no stiletto’s and thirdly: I try to radiate personality. This actually aligns with the first rule. My appearance is a big part of the impression I make on others. I try to look inviting by wearing a smile all the time (not when discussing serious problems, of course) and I try to dress colorful.
PS: What’s with the invisible cellphone in the second picture?