An outfit speaks for you before any words leave your mouth. Sit on a bench, people watch and see how ensembles form first impressions. Baggy sweatpants and sweatshirts are associated with laziness and sloppiness, despite whether the wearer embodies these characteristics. Since your outer appearance is what people are exposed to first, what you wear should be self-expressive; this especially holds true for interviews.
When preparing for an interview, carefully consider your choice of outfit. An interview is a chance to express yourself, highlight what you’re capable of and bring your resume to life. While your ensemble shouldn’t distract the interviewer from what you’re saying, it should provide a glimpse of your personal style. This Fashionista sports an ideal interview outfit that blends professionalism with personality. Her gray blazer tones down the vibrant pattern of her dress, exposing both her professional and fashionable personality. The cuffed sleeves add a casual feel to her outfit and make her appear more approachable and less stiff. Rather than a chic pair of flats, this Fashionista chose a pair of contrasting gray boots pulled over a classic pair of black leggings — the perfect (and appropriate) amount of coverage for the workplace.
The one piece that ties her look together and makes a lasting impression is her statement necklace. Wearing one piece of statement jewelry (note the key word is one) can help you stand out and, therefore, make your interview memorable. Note how the rest of her accessories are kept to a minimum to balance the chunky necklace. With natural waves and subtle makeup (and a confident smile), this Fashionista is interview-ready. Follow this Fashionista’s example and look polished and stylish for your next interview. Before you walk into the room, remember to show off your best accessory — confidence.
One Simple Change: Time to take this outfit from day to night! Remove the leggings and switch the gray blazer for a black one. Next, kick off the boots and slip into a pair of black pumps to elongate the legs. Paired with a slight smoky eye, this transformed look is sure to attract attention.