Job interviews are a very serious matter and you should look as sharp as your resume credentials. From interviewing for an internship to a summer job, looking professional is crucial. Nobody wants to hire someone that looks like they just rolled out of bed. Groom your hair, put a little makeup on and follow these tips to get employers to say, “You’re hired.”
I spotted this Fashionista in this chic outfit that would be perfect for an interview. A J.Crew fanatic, she loves the classy style that would blow away future employers. Blazers have always been a go-to when dressing for jobs, but you don’t have to wear an all black suit. This tan schoolboy blazer is a step away from the traditional navy or black color and it still holds a sophisticated style.
So now that you have a blazer, what should you wear underneath? You can always wear a white button down, or you can be a little less boring and try chambray fabric instead. American Apparel has a great collection of chambray button-downs with a variety of colors to choose from.
Though I wouldn’t always recommend wearing a pair of jeans when going to an interview, some washes are acceptable. Here is a good ground rule: wear a dark color. Do not, I repeat do not wear jeans that are bleached, torn, studded or stonewashed. Preferably wear jeans that are black or navy. Dark washes are the only way that you can pull off wearing jeans at any serious occasion. Try a pair of paper denim&cloth jeans, but please don’t wear jeans if you’re going corporate.
Her shoes and bag match perfectly with her tan blazer. An old trick of mine, always match your bag and shoes if you’re unsure of what looks good together. Try these oxford flats from Urban Outfitters that are similar to this Fashionista’s. Make sure to bring a resume in a folder and a big purse to carry it in. You can always bring a briefcase, or try an oversized clutch for a more casual style.
Last but not least, a great watch is the cherry on top for this great outfit. Michael Kors watches have definitely been trending and I’ve seen multiple girls wearing them on campus. This great watch is super chic and a perfect accessory for an interview. After all, you don’t want to be late!
One Simple Change: This outfit is professional, yet not overdoing it. If she was to switch her clutch to an oversized tan tote, she could easily wear this to meet the parents of a lucky boy. Fossil makes great leather purses that are beautiful for any occasion. All of my leather purses are in mint condition and they age beautifully. Investing in a great quality purse is one commitment that will last a lifetime.