STYLE ADVICE: Dress for the Job You Want

STYLE ADVICE: Dress for the Job You Want

Not everyone wants a job in the fashion industry. Despite that, it’s still rather imperative to know how to dress yourself for an interview, or just a regular day at work, wherever that may be. My best advice for you while you’re still in college is to start dressing for the ideal job you want while you’re in the middle of your studies. Not only is it a good time to get into the habit of a daily routine in that profession, but it’s also a great time to really look to people you admire in your career field and how they dress.

For me, I’m lucky in that I get to have an insane amount of freedom with how I dress. Since I am currently working on making my art a full-time gig, and being potentially self-employed post-college, I get to really focus on tailoring my personal style to my artistic aesthetic. I want people to associate my art with me as an identity on social media and any appearances I may do if my career gets that far. Having a unique voice is important in both the online world, and the art world.

This Fashionista happens to be an elementary education major, so she strives to dress for the job as often as possible and tailor her wardrobe around the profession she wants to eventually have. Since she’ll be around little ones a lot throughout her collegiate experience, it’s important to not only be dressed professionally, but keep an outfit’s mobility and functionality in mind before going to the classroom. Keeping this in mind, putting a pair of leggings with a dress like this one makes a lot of sense. A pair of simple black booties with proper boot socks pull the whole look together to make one that could work while teaching math, but also during any game times had in class. Even if you’re not going into education, this Fashionista is a great example of how a clean and simple look can showcase a love for a career, and keeping one’s unique voice prevalent when entering the job market.