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WHAT TO WEAR: Interviews

An interview is the first impression that a company will have of you. Therefore, what you wear to an interview is of the utmost importance. An inappropriate ensemble can be distracting, no matter how qualified you are for the job or internship. Your interview look should be sophisticated, but also show some personality. Most important, you should feel confident in the outfit you choose so that it shows through when you’re speaking. This Fashionista shows us how it’s done.

The length and A-line silhouette of this Fashionista’s dress is both flattering and office-appropriate, while the zipper detail adds a fun touch. I also love how she layers a long sleeve button-up shirt under the dress to make the look more unique and also more conservative. If you’re not sure how dressed up you should be for the interview, just remember that it’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed.

This Fashionista’s ladylike pumps are the perfect footwear choice for an interview. In addition to looking classier, shorter heels are easier to walk in so you’ll always look poised. This look is completed with a floral necklace. A piece of statement jewelry is great for a relatively simple outfit like this one. That’s it; you’re all set for your big interview. Don’t forget to make eye contact and have a firm handshake.

One Simple Change: Meeting up with friends to celebrate how well your interview went? Ditch the long sleeve shirt and swap the pumps for comfier lace-up flats. Add a cool, quilted cross-body bag for good measure.