WHAT TO WEAR: Interview

What to Wear

This semester I’ve had many projects where I’ve had to complete interviews. Though I wasn’t the person being interviewed, I found it important to look my best. I believe that one of the most important elements of an interview is making a good first impression. You can think of your outfit as your cover letter to your resume; it provides the interviewer with an overview of how you feel about the job and also how you represent yourself.

I bumped into this Fashionista on the bus stop and knew her put together look was perfect for an interview setting. She paired a blue and white ruffled button-up with a black knee length skirt. To keep warm she added black tights and a black scarf. For additional layers, she wore a teal peacoat, similar to this one from Sierra Trading Post. Her shoes were simple black knee-high boots with gold embellishments and she also carried a black bag. A tote bag is an easy way to carry your resume and other interview materials.

Her look is perfect for an interview because it’s structured but also shows her personality. My favorite part of her outfit are her accessories. With such a structured look, accessories can add personality to your outfit. She accessorized with a snake print watch and gold bangles.

One Simple Change: This Fashionista’s look is also perfect for a casual day. To achieve this look, switch out the ruffled button-up and coat for a more relaxed top, such as the popular winter 2013 Luxe sweatshirt trend. Try this sweatshirt from the Phillip Lim for Target collection to create a chic look.

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