WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

What to Wear

As graduation looms in the near future, one thing congests every senior’s mind: finding a job. If you’re one of the lucky ones that has your future all lined up, I congratulate you. If you’re one of those seniors whose future is as open as the Pacific Ocean, rest assured you’re not alone. Around this time, many universities host career fairs that offer students job opportunities and internships. If you don’t pay attention to school events, you’ll know there is a career fair by all the students who are walking around campus in professional attire.

When I spotted this Fashionista on a rare sunny day (key word: rare), I instantly thought her look would be perfect for a career fair or networking event. Polished and sophisticated, her ensemble embodies both professionalism and style. Her black and white printed sweater layered over a collared button-up gives off a preppy vibe and plays up the basic elements of her outfit. She sports a baby pink, high-waisted skirt, which adds a touch of femininity and a subtle pop of color. When paired with her deep violet peacoat, her ensemble instantly goes from winter to spring. To finish off her look, she wears a chic gold necklace that pops against the black and white sweater. With a Starbucks in hand, this Fashionista is ready to break into the professional world.

When deciding what to wear for a career fair, remember to dress professionally, appropriately and incorporate your own style. Fashionistas, make sure your hemlines hit at the knee, or wear tights if they’re slightly above. Layer a cropped blazer over an A-line dress to create a feminine yet professional look for spring. Fashionstos, button-ups are your go-to pieces. Choose one that reflects your style and that you feel confident in. Career fairs are all about showing potential employers why you’re the perfect candidate. Show off your style while you show off your skills. Good luck with the job search!

One Simple Change: Meeting with a professor? Make this look more casual by replacing the skirt with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and flats.



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