As the job market begins to open up, I see a lot of people on their way to interviews. What’s weird is, they all look the same. Why does everyone choose a black pencil skirt and a white long-sleeve button-up? Because it’s safe? It’s “professional?” It’s boring! So incredibly boring. You’re trying to be remembered, trying to make an impression, and your outfit is the first thing your interviewer sees. And no, it doesn’t matter what you’re applying for. I know it can be hard to think outside the box, so I’ve put together 3 different looks (pants, a skirt, and a dress) that are completely appropriate for an interview, along with where I found everything. You can probably find most of these items already in your closet! So here’s the first:
For those of you who are stuck on black, I understand. So this is black with some sass. I chose skinny black pants because I think they’re extremely chic, but you can alter the style to your body-type or liking. Add a jacket of a different texture or color to give your look a focus. I chose a simple bracelet in the same color-scheme, not to overdo it. Choose a shoe with a small embellishment to top it off and you’re good to go. Polished and put together.
Next on the list:
A peach skirt, almost to the knee, so you’re not showing your goods off to anyone. It’s light, loose, and ladylike, plus you’re venturing away from the standard black skirt. I chose a top that covers all the key points; shoulders, chest, and back. Add a long necklace to dress it up, and of course a pair of heels. Classy AND conservative.
Now the easiest choice:
Wearing a dress to an interview is totally appropriate. You don’t have to wear 10 pieces if just 1 gets the job done. I adore this dress by Love Reign (you can find it at Dillards.) It has sleeves, it isn’t too low-cut, or too high above the knee. I picked neutral shoes and accessories because the navy is such a rich color. The bangle won’t make noise if you’re moving your hands around, and the earrings are small and simple. Not only could you wear this to score a job, but out with your girls (or your guy) to celebrate your new career.
So the next time you’re trying to get a job, get it! Do your research, ask questions, and look amazing! No one will forget the girl who was smart AND stylish.
Write you soon,