With a grueling class schedule, it’s hard to think of anything other than studying for the multiple exams your professors scheduled on the same day. But at some point we are all going to have to put the information that we have hopefully learned during our college years to the real test—eventually, we’re going to have to go to a job interview. Personally, I’m terrified. I’m going to be worried about what to say and what to wear. Whether you’re trying to get an internship, summer job or start your actual career, your first impression is crucial. No one is going to want to hire someone that looks like they just got out of bed. In the wise words of Denis Waitley, “The results you achieve will be in direct proportion to the effort you apply.”
This Fashionisto has definitely put in the effort that would, without a doubt, impress a future employer. When most people think of what to wear to a job interview they think of a blazer. That look is fine but it is not the only way to dress. The key to his outfit is layering. This gives his ensemble visual interest, which is important when meeting someone for the first time. You want to have an outfit that complements your personality, not one that is bland and boring. By layering a classic white button-down with a gray sweater and an army green coat, this Fashionisto will be sure to astound a potential boss.
He pairs his outfit with a pair of Dr. Martens boots. Although this may not be appropriate for every professional setting, I love this edgy alternative to the classic dress shoe. The oxblood color of the shoe, which has been seen all over the runway this season, adds a pop of color. This Fashionisto is clearly, as corny as it sounds, “dressed to impress.”
One Simple Change: His army green coat and sweater make this outfit perfect for winter weather. Swap the items for a blazer and lighter cardigan to transform this outfit into something that can be worn in warmer weather.