When meeting with a professor, it’s important to make sure you look neat and presentable. Making the right impression could land you some great networking opportunities when you’re looking for a job. However, this doesn’t mean you should overdress, keep your attire simple. You don’t want to look like you’re trying too hard to be noticed. Remember, proper dressing is a balance between looking professional and casual.
I spotted a Fashionista with a well-balanced and laid-back look. By wearing a ruffled long-sleeved top with a white tank top underneath, she made her outfit look more professional. The dark color and loose fit of her blouse made gave her a more serious vibe. Her jeans and fringed suede booties however, gave her overall outfit a relaxed tone. Jeans are known for their versatility;you can wear them with practically everything. More importantly, they’re suitable for almost any occasion. This Fashionista’s jeans helped make her outfit more casual despite her elegant top. To complete her ensemble, she accessorizes with a gold necklace.
As I mentioned earlier, dressing up is a matter of balance in any occasion, and meeting with a professor is an important one. You may never see them again after class, but one day you may need to ask them for a recommendation for a job interview. Remember, it’s better to leave a good impression.
One Simple Change: To make your outfit more suitable for visiting a career fair, swap the booties for a pair of low-heeled black pumps or black ballet flats.