Companies are beginning to host on-campus interviews here in Indiana. It makes me feel out of my element when I am sitting next to someone in a lecture hall fully clad in a suit and tie (thanks for completely showing me up today, boy with the blazer.)
This Fashionista is keeping her cool during interview season with her royal blue chiffon dress and the clean lines of her silver jewelry. Studies have shown that blue is one of the best colors a potential candidate can wear to an interview. It is a strong shade: blue is friendly and suggests loyalty. The color is also connected with confidence and intelligence. No interviewer can say no to a Fashionista who is friendly, loyal, confident and intelligent, right? I think I will be sporting quite a few more shades of blue after this blog post.
I love Fashionistas who are not afraid to mix bright colors. This Fashionista’s use of color in her simple outfit makes it all the more exciting. The scarlet Micheal Kors bag pops against her equally bold dress. Her tote is large enough to carry her portfolio with resume and her heels when she is ready to step out of her Tory Burch sandals and into the interview.
The goal of interview wear is to look professional and polished without compromising your comfort. You do not want to be tugging at your hemline or fixing your blazer while also focusing on the interviewer in front of you. I suggest moving around in your outfit, both standing and sitting, to test its ease before heading to the interview. When you are comfortable in your clothing, you will appear more confident to the interviewer and feel better about the way you are presenting yourself.
One Simple Change: This Fashionista’s simple dress could easily be dressed down and worn to class. Throw on a pair of low-top white Converse sneakers for a cool and comfortable look. Switch out the large tote for a shoulder purse and you will be showing suit and tie boy a thing or two!