WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

What to Wear

As we get closer to the end of the school year, our campus is buzzing with career fairs for students looking for summer internships and permanent jobs. Although not as formal as an interview, today’s Fashionista shows you how to wear the perfect mix of classy and casual that will send all the right signals, particularly the “hire me” one.

Sporting a J.Crew cotton sweatshirt dress with a jeweled neckline, this Fashionista feels comfortable, but still looks classy and professional for meeting with recruiters. The added embellishment around the neck keeps the dress from looking too casual and also helps this Fashionista add some sparkle to her look without going overboard. Try one like this from Shoshanna.

While the dress has a simple long sleeve silhouette, this Fashionista admits its short hemline could be problematic, even for a career fair atmosphere. To keep things professional, she prefers to wear the dress with a simple pair of black leggings or tights to polish her look. Although pricey, this Fashionista suggests leggings like this one from Anne Taylor or tights like this one from Banana Republic that are a better quality and less prone to tears and holes.

Whenever it comes to professional events, this Fashionista swears by the mantra, “The higher the hem, the lower the heel.” To balance her dress’ shorter hemline, this Fashionista prefers to wear a pair of ballet flats. To accent her dress, she chose an embellished pair (like this one from Steve Madden) that helps adds the perfect amount of subtle pizzazz to her outfit. When adding the final touches to her look, this accessories-loving Fashionista was mindful of her sparkly shoes and dress and opted to wear a simple pair of pearl earrings and single crystal bracelet.

One Simple Change: Turn this career fair outfit into the perfect weekend brunch look by getting rid of the tights, adding a fun hat like a fedora and your favorite blue jean jacket and you’re ready for to catch up on the latest gossip with your girlfriends.


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