WHAT TO WEAR: Interviews

What to Wear

Job search season: I have to say, it’s not my favorite. The process of applying to numerous jobs and internships and getting in touch with HR managers is challenging enough. But when the giddiness of your well-deserved happy dance wears off after THE call from the company’s HR manager, there’s a new obstacle ahead, Fashionistas: what to wear to that interview.

Luckily, we all can learn from this Fashionista to help us knock their socks off during Q&A time. Her polished look is so interview appropriate, while some stylish little details let her personality shine through and make her memorable among other job hopefuls.

This Fashionista keeps her color palette professional: white, navy and black only. This combination shows that you’re serious about the job, and that you want to be taken seriously, too. I especially love her preppy-meets-chic navy wool coat. The classic, flattering shape is enhanced with subtle leather trim accents for a sophisticated look. She spices up the traditional white button-down shirt with a fun statement necklace tucked perfectly under the collar. While you don’t want your accessories to be too distracting during the interview, incorporating one statement piece is the perfect way to add a pop of personality and style.

To get the perfect interview look like this Fashionista, start by putting together the basics. A crisp dress shirt and black trousers are a must for almost any professional interview. Depending on how formal the organization, consider adding a black blazer to up the ante. Your accessories are where the fun comes in. Try layering a statement necklace under your collar like this Fashionista, or opt for a bold pair of earrings to turn heads. A pair of polished boots for winter or classic pair of black stilettos (with a moderate heel) is your go-to for pulling the whole look together.

One Simple Change: For a geek-chic look to rock to your weekend brunch, swap out the trousers for a black flare skirt and add on a pair of over the knee socks.

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