WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

What to Wear

In my opinion, the best kinds of outfits blend chic, minimal pieces with more striking statement ones. Especially as a college student, mixing and matching is the key to putting together fashionable outfits that truly show your creativity. This strategy can be especially useful for an event like a career fair, which requires a sophisticated but casual look that you can easily create from clothes you already have.

A blazer is one of those wardrobe staples guaranteed to amp up any outfit and take it to that next level of chicness, all while satisfying business casual dress code. While a neutral color like black will come in handy for more serious events, don’t be afraid to experiment with more trendy cuts or patterns for more relaxed ones. This week’s Fashionista wore her blazer with jeans for a polished look guaranteed to make a great first impression on a prospective employer!

She is wearing a simple gray V-neck and dark wash skinny jeans as the basis for her outfit. Her glossy black Hunter rain boots are a great addition and bring a modern flair to the otherwise preppy look (as well as comfort during New Haven winter). The standout component of her outfit, however, is her linen striped blazer from J.Crew. She also personalizes her outfit by rolling her sleeves and accessorizing with a feminine, dainty gold necklace. Another important feature of this Fashionista’s look is her smile. Showing confidence is key as you begin your job search; a self-assured smile coupled with a firm handshake is a smart way to bring your “A” game.

This Fashionista really shows the easiness of styling a blazer and creating a look that is classic and casual but with a preppy and sophisticated twist. She achieves a professional style perfect for landing her dream job.

One Simple Change: Instead of boots, opt for a classic ballet flat or oxford to stay comfortable but elegant.


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