WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

What to Wear

Summer is quickly approaching and that means one thing for us college students – the hunt to find a job is on! Whether you’re getting ready to graduate and looking for an entry-level position or you’re just looking for a summer gig, career fairs are a great place to find whatever it is you’re looking for. It’s basically like shopping for a job! The first step to finding your dream job at a career fair is to perfect your resume, the second is to perfect your wardrobe. Don’t be just another suit in the crowd, make yourself stand out and leave an impression!

This Fashionista looks polished, sophisticated and stylish. A simple black suit is great for any season and can be jazzed up a little to show your personality. If you feel black is too harsh against your skin or hair, try a dark gray (I’m a blonde and tend to look like the walking dead in black suits). This Fashionista’s red lace blouse under her blazer offers a touch of femininity along with her pencil skirt and adds a pop of color to her outfit. Stick to one statement piece in either your blouse, jewelry or shoes that will be a memorable piece to recruiters without being overwhelming. I love girls who can pull off glasses! If you have them, wear them! Nothing can make you look more polished and sophisticated. As far as jewelry, she kept it simple with a small gold kate spade bracelet and stud earrings.

Take a notepad or small portfolio with you with copies of your resume and some business cards. This Fashionista has an amazing Louis Vuitton iPad cover that is chic and adorable! It is perfect for taking a couple notes on in between booths and is a great accessory to her outfit!

One Simple Change: A professional outfit like this can be altered in many different ways to fit different occasions. Something simple like this Fashionista’s outfit would be great for a class presentation! You could definitely change the skirt for something less formal and a little more fun. Try a black and white patterned skirt like houndstooth or tweed and a pair of flats and you’re good to go!


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