Most of us are well into our summer plans, but a lot of people are still in the interviewing process trying to land their dream summer job or internship. It can often be stressful trying to figure out what kind of clothes to wear to an interview. There are a few simple ideas to follow when picking out or buying clothes to wear to an interview. For one, you should keep the outfit simple. This Fashionista wears a great blazer with black pants and adds a bit of color with the shirt, but she doesn’t go too crazy with a brightly patterned shirt. Something with a little detailing like this one from Banana Republic is perfect. Another thing to think about is how casually you should be dressed. It is always a good idea to be a bit overdressed rather than underdressed. Even if you think you are going to be able to wear jeans to work, don’t wear jeans to the interview. One last thing to keep in mind is your footwear. This Fashionista sports a pair of ballet flats from Nine West, which are comfortable and reasonable to walk around in for a while. Keep the shoe dressy but make sure you can walk in them.
This Fashionista caught my eye because she seemed very well prepared for her interview in terms of her outfit. She wasn’t too casual, didn’t overdo the jewelry and by talking to her, I learned that her outfit didn’t even break the bank. Her bag is from Forever 21, she got her blazer at Marshalls and her pants are from Express. She kept in mind that it was simply an interview and she could get more items to wear once she got the job. When buying an outfit for her interview she went with everyday essentials in the workplace which include a blazer, black dress pants and black ballet flats.
This Fashionista’s outfit was enough to impress the interviewer, but not too much so that it was distracting. The balancing act of interview wear was a success!
One Simple Change: Once the weather gets really warm and you’ve got the job, switch out the pants for a nice A-line skirt, like this one from Ann Taylor, and a pair of heels.