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WHAT TO WEAR: Interview

Believe it or not, people are judged based off their looks. Shocking, isn’t it? We live in a world of perception and although our outward presence is not nearly as important as our inner character, people are best examined when they dress well. A clean appearance will open doors in certain aspects of your life and create a memorable first impression, especially when interviewing. After all, personality and skill set only get you part of the way.

For men, professional attire means wearing a suit the majority of the time. That doesn’t mean you can’t keep up with the trends while taking care of business. The key to incorporating personal style into work wear is good tailoring, attention to details and creative shirt and tie combinations. Or, in this case, using a bold color as the backdrop to a variation of shades. Regardless of which one you choose, you’re sure to stand out in a room full of moguls.

This Fashionisto achieved his interview look by mixing a combination of blue hues. He uses a light blue shirt to bring out the contrast in his matching blue suit and tie. His accessories are both functional and subtle. The tie bar holds his tie in place while adding a little edge to his professional look. The portfolio allows him to carry information with him in a manner that is neat and convenient. When dressing for an interview, your accessories should support the impression you wish to leave on a future employer. He completes his outfit with brown cap-toe oxfords that feature stitching detail around the perimeter.

One Simple Change: It’s the end of the day and you just got the call you’ve been waiting for. Ditch the trousers for a pair of dark denim jeans and celebrate with the one you love on a date night.