WHAT TO WEAR: Interview

What to Wear

With summer approaching, it’s time to start thinking about jobs. The prospect of securing summer employment can be both exciting and nerve-wracking. After scouring job boards and visiting the career fair, you’ve sent out your resume and waited anxiously for a call back. Then the news comes—you’ve been selected for an interview.

Interviews are a necessary step in the job process and a great sign that a perspective employer is interested in hiring you. Rather than dread that upcoming interview, look forward to it as an opportunity to impress your potential boss. With the right preparation, there’s no reason to be nervous. Of course, part of that preparation is choosing the right outfit for the occasion. In her belted trench, crisp blouse and statement necklace, this Fashionista looks ready to impress even the toughest interviewer.

My favorite part of this Fashionista’s look is her statement necklace. Though it’s a small detail, the right accessories can really make or break an outfit. When it comes to jewelry at an interview, I subscribe to the ‘less is more’ philosophy. An interview is not the place for a stack of noisy bangles or sparkling chandelier earrings. Instead opt for a subtler look like this Fashionista. Her turquoise bow necklace is an interesting piece, but not too distracting. What is more, it is the perfect complement to her crisp blouse.

A white button-up is the perfect choice for an interview. In her silk blouse, this Fashionista looks completely appropriate. It goes without saying that an interview is not the right time to embrace this spring’s crop top trend. It is definitely not professional to show too much skin. Finally, this Fashionista finishes her look with a great belted trench. Again, the piece is professional and appropriate. Leave the jean jacket at home and choose a coat with some structure instead.

As your interview approaches, take some deep breaths and be confident. With a simple and professional outfit, you will be sure to wow any perspective employer.

One Simple Change: Embrace spring temperatures by swapping this Fashionista’s dark bottoms for a pair of pastel pants. These trendy pants are perfect for brunch this weekend.

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