College is a time for new experiences, classes, relationships and jobs. Students are constantly on the look out for the perfect internship that can get them on the right career path. This week’s Fashionista shows us how to dress appropriately during interview season, which happens to be all year round! This Fashionista shows off her intelligence and style in this sophisticated getup with a little flair. She wore classic black trousers and a white blouse with a striped blazer for a unique touch. Her most daring addition to this look though, was her crimson lipstick. Her simple eye makeup with a bright lipstick is perfect for making any future boss remember her name.
Name: Sadie Hosley
Major: Mental Health Therapy
CollegeFashionista: You look so professional today, tell me about your outfit choice.
Sadie Hosley: This isn’t a typical school day for me, trust me I don’t usually wear this kind of stuff. I have an interview with the admissions office today so I had to look professional.
CF: What does looking professional mean to you, how do you pull it off?
SH: Modesty is everything. I always make sure I’m covered up and that my outfit is simple. The last thing I want to distract the person interviewing me, I want them to think I’m smart and well put-together.
CF: What’s your advice for people who want to mimic this professional trend?
SH: Like I said earlier, make sure you’re as basic as possible. Don’t wear anything crazy, but always make sure your interviewer remembers you. You can do this with a unique blazer like mine or maybe a colored pair of flats or shoes.
CF: How should we apply makeup for this look?
SH: Well, as you can tell I’m obsessed with lipstick and I think girls should always wear it no matter what the occasion. A bright lipstick with basic eye makeup and foundation always works. But if you’re not into bright lips just wear a neutral gloss and put a little extra into your eyes.
CF: Where’s a good place to look for these professional pieces?
SH: Express and Banana Republic are always great for work pieces. If you’re trying to save money though, I would try Old Navy. Honestly they have some great cardigans and cheap trouser pants for work.
CF: Where do you go for fashion inspiration?
SH: I get inspired by magazines like Vogue and Cosmo. I like to copy new trends that are practical for girls like me.
How To: To get this professional look, go for something that’s modest, yet still unique to your individual style. You can add a little pizzazz to your work or interview outfits in many ways. You can marry basic black with a colored, fun pair of ballet flats or you can mix it up with a printed blazer. Also, don’t be afraid to switch up your regular makeup routine when getting ready for an interview. Play up your best features with eye shadow and lip colors.