Dress for success. It’s a phrase that we all know, yet so many people forget to do it. Well-behaved women may rarely make history, but a well-dressed woman always does. This is imperative to remember when it comes time to start interviewing. What you choose to wear says a lot about you before you even get a chance to open your mouth. If you don’t care enough to dress well and work on your appearance, a company will think that attitude translates over to your work ethic. Nobody likes a sloppy worker or a sloppy dresser. Wearing an outfit that makes you feel comfortable and beautiful will only help you in the interviewing process since confidence is key. Beauty and brains are a lethal combination, one that will help you to get the job of your dreams.
This Fashionista knows that dressing modestly for an interview does not mean sacrificing your personality. Her A-line dress is both professional and flattering. It appropriately falls at her knees, while the high-waisted belt cinches in to emphasize her tiny waist. Seriously, how confident does this Fashionista look!?
My favorite thing about this Fashionista’s dress is that it’s tweed! A tweed piece is timeless and can be incorporated into your wardrobe in many different ways. The tweed trend has been all over the runways recently and I couldn’t be more delighted. Tweed is going to be super in this fall and winter season, so adding a tweed skirt to your wardrobe is a fashion must.
Since this Fashionista decided to wear a classy and neutral colored dress, she was able to showcase her personality with a fun and sassy statement necklace from Anthropologie. Statement necklaces are perfect for interviews because they are bright and fun without being overwhelming. Your clothes and accessorizes should enhance your brains and beauty, not distract from them (especially during an interview)!
To complete her look, she added a pair of sophisticated ankle strap sandals. The shoes help to give her a bit of height without attracting too much attention. I adore sassy and outrageous shoe choices, but they just aren’t appropriate for an interview. It’s also important to remember to wear shoes that you can actually walk in. Don’t kid yourself into thinking that you can successfully wear a pair of super high heels and then end up being the joke of the office.
An interview is the perfect opportunity to put your best foot forward and make a fabulous first impression. “Dress shabbily and they remember the dress; dress impeccably and they remember the woman.” -Coco Chanel.
One Simple Change: The tweed dress may be a bit too stuffy for a fancy date night, but if you swap it for your favorite LBD, you’re sure to be the belle of the ball.