WHAT TO WEAR: Interview

What to Wear

Consider this question the prequel to the panic attack, “What are you doing after college?” It may come at a time when the answer is less pressing, but keep in mind you have to withstand three summers of, “What are you doing this summer?” Whether it took months or minutes to land the perfect response, it surely required an interview.

Whether you’d like to admit it or not, everything comes down to a good first impression. What better way to leave a good one than with a great outfit. This Fashionista takes on professional wear without losing any hint of personal style, something that most definitely stands out in any interview. One way this Fashionista attains this is through her use of color, with a Francesca’s skirt and J.Crew top. The pairing of blue and coral are an unexpected but appreciated pop of color. It’s important to note that when using color, stay away from crazy neons or busy prints—especially in an interview setting. The tones used here are young, but definitely within the range of professional and tasteful.

The addition of a white blazer is an instant way to make a look summer appropriate. In a setting typically hailing muted neutrals, a crisp white paired with color makes any look more current. Finding a blazer with the perfect fit is right up there with perfecting your resume. Nothing looks more uncomfortable than ill-fitting professional wear. In this case, a good tailor can go the extra mile and more often than not perfect the fit you’re looking for.

An interview isn’t the time to try out that new trend or hairstyle, so sticking with your typical routine and staples is important. Whether that means a Fossil watch like this Fashionista, or your everyday jewelry, keeping accessories low key is a must. A structured midsize tote is the perfect size to carry both your resume and an emergency kit for quick touch ups.

One Simple Change: When it comes time for work or an internship, switch out the pumps and opt for flats instead. Both your productivity level and the soles of your feet will thank you.

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