WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

What to Wear

Excited, anxious, confused and eager are all words that might describe a senior who is about to graduate. Some already have jobs lined up for post graduation while many are frantically applying and sending their resumes to various companies. If you’re in the latter group, then going to a career fair might be a wise idea. I know quite a few graduates who have been hired or had multiple interviews set up after going to one. So avoid spending too many months at your parents’ house after you’re done with school, go to a career fair and take some style advice from today’s dapper Fashionisto.

Today’s Fashionisto is all set for a career fair in his neat ensemble. He makes a bold move with colored pants. Even though they’re not the typical khaki, gray or black color, they are still professional. Keeping up with this professional vibe, he dons a blue gingham button-down. Button-downs always add a level of sharpness to a look, especially when they’re buttoned up all the way and tucked in. To ward off any lingering winds, he wears a dark gray coat that would look nice over any ensemble he might put together. For accessories, he coordinates a brown belt with brown lace-up boots.

Look your best at the next career fair you attend and don’t be afraid to play with color and patterns. Since you’re not going in for a formal interview, you don’t have to wear the typical black suit. But just because you aren’t wearing a suit doesn’t mean you can’t look put together and professional.  Instead, make yourself stand out with a pair of colorful bottoms and a button-down. Go for a pair of snazzy boots and a coordinating belt to tie your look together. If you want to take this look up a notch, add a solid blazer and a bowtie. Fashionistas, you can take similar advice and go for a bold skirt, a patterned blouse, chic booties and a neutral blazer. Don’t forget a stylish bag to hold you resumes and all of the business cards you’ll be gathering!

One Simple Change: You can also make this look work for a day at your internship by swapping out the boots for oxford shoes and throwing on a blazer.


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