Appearance is Key: What to wear to a Job Interview
The first time you meet your potential employers is the one time you have to truly make a great first impression! Dressed to impress isn’t just a myth, but a big part of the interview process. What you wear to your first interview could make the difference between whether you end up getting the job or not!
Here’s a complete guide to what you need to wear for your next job interview:
Button-down and blazers
Who said a button-down shirt has to be boring? Try experimenting with colors and fabrics, but remember the one golden rule: nothing too racy and nothing so bright or patterned your interviewer might end up needing sunglasses to look straight at you!
Blazers coupled with a simple blouse or button-down shirt tucked into straight dress pants are the most universally worn outfits for job interviews. You can’t go wrong with this one!
Sweater and Slacks
The holy grail of every job interview wardrobe, a pair of well-fitting, tailored black dress pants or slacks are an essential in every woman’s wardrobe. Versatile and easy to pair with a number of blouses, button-downs and heels, pairing them with a sweater makes for a business casual look that’s perfect for a job interview.
Blue Blazers with Skirts
Blue blazers are another of the very versatile items of clothing you need in your closet. Easy to be paired off with anything from blouses to dresses, skirts to pants, this is one item of clothing you’re likely to be wearing again and again, whether to a job interview or elsewhere.
While it is always a safer option to go for neutral colors when heading to a job interview, adding a bit of color to your outfit can make it more fun while still keeping it professional. A sophisticated, conservative dress with a hemline falling just above your knee in colors such as deep purple or red, or a muted turquoise could be the perfect addition to your interview wardrobe. Just make sure to lay off the jewelry and accessories if you’re planning on wearing a colored dress!
Black Dress with Tights
And by that we definitely don’t mean the LBD and fishnet stockings combo you wore to your best friend’s bachelorette party over the weekend! Typically, LBDs that are used as business attire are longer than party dresses, falling somewhere around the knee. They are also more conservative—which means no plunging necklines or skimpy cutouts! Pair your simple LBD with a pair of subtly patterned tights to add a bit of personality to your look.
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