Somehow another Fall has sprung up upon us as my Junior year is officially in full swing. From harder classes to the realization that graduation is just ahead, life is seemingly becoming more complicated as each day passes. We’re becoming adults and with that comes responsibility. I think I can speak for a lot us when I say that the notion of the “real world” and a “real job” has become more real than ever.
With that being said, Fashionistas everywhere are dressing to impress as they head off to interviews and career fairs. It’s important to look put-together and ready for the job ahead. From sweaters and dress pants to pencil skirts and button-downs, there are so many ways to keep your sense of style as your wardrobe goes from class attire to work wear.
This week’s featured Fashionista kept it simple and sophisticated as she headed to the career fair on campus. Her chic outfit had her looking more ready than ever to take on the world. She started off with a mustard colored V-neck sweater. The cut kept her looking classy and chic for the day ahead. Sticking to classic pieces, she paired the long-sleeve with a pair of black capri dress pants. She added a few pops of color between her adorable flats and handbag. Her beige and blue round-toe flats were the perfect shoes for any interview. She added a Coach cross-body bag that I loved. It was a perfect tan tone with a fuchsia trim. Keeping her jewelry light, she wore a gorgeous silver Fossil watch, a few pearl bracelets and some silver rings. Her outfit truly embodied her outgoing nature while helping her to look completely professional.
It’s really important that when you go to interviews or meetings that you look the part. Even though I desperately wish I were, I’m not a kid anymore. Life after college is much closer than I want to believe. I have to stick with the saying that you should dress for the job you want and not the job you have. It seems intimidating, but its quite simple. If you are having trouble finding appropriate work attire, check out designers like Michael Kors or Ann Taylor. Stick to simple pieces that can be mixed and matched to keep your work wardrobe flexible yet fashionable.
No matter how bad I wish it wasn’t true, we’re all growing up. It’s a good thing though and I genuinely am excited to see what the future has in store for me. The future is bright for all of us college goers and our wardrobes should reflect the success we will one day have. So when you’re heading to an interview or to work, glance in the mirror and aim to look sophisticated. It doesn’t take much, just classic pieces and a classy outlook.