WHAT TO WEAR: Interview

What to Wear

Now that the semester has finally come to a close, the time has come for this year’s brave and accomplished graduates to enter the real world. They say it’s a dog-eat-dog world out there, especially when it comes to business, and I think they’re right.

There’s no doubt that it can be rough out there for those entering the workforce. Interviews are quite possibly one of the most stressful and nerve wrecking situations of our lives, and we need to be prepared for battle. With all of the uncertainty of the interview process, there is always one thing that is bound to help make a lasting impression on your potential employer, and that’s fashion.

Dressing for an interview is all about the industry you’re in. If you’re in the fashion, beauty or entertainment industry, you’re allowed to take slightly more of a risk when dressing for an interview. Maybe you’ll add a pop of color to your attire with a statement bag or keep the clothes simple while focusing on the accessories. If you aren’t quite sure if this would be appropriate for your interview, you can never go wrong with dressing classic like this Fashionista.

In her look she chose to stick to a neutral color palette which is always professional. The look was centered around a knee-length nude dress. A nude dress is the perfect choice for an interview in any industry that you’re trying to break into, and it is essentially a blank canvas giving you the freedom to transform it into a completely different look by adding a few simple pieces. In her case, she kept it professional with a black blazer. If you’re worried about showing too much skin by wearing a dress on its own, just throw on a blazer to cover your shoulders. To me, blazers are like magic; they can take an outfit from casual to dressy in the blink of an eye.

For accessories, she added a thin black belt to cinch her waist. The belt does a great job at breaking up the outfit and giving the dress a more feminine shape. For the finishing touches, she added a simple monogram pendant necklace and a pair of nude pumps.

One Simple ChangeIf you have some time to kill and want to switch this look from Interview to Shopping appropriate attire, ditch the blazer and wear the dress on its own. Then, instead of the nude pumps try a pair of leopard flats. They’ll be comfy enough for shopping and they’ll add an edge to your look.

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