This month and last month were filled with interviews for me now that I'm done with graduate school. I like to maintain a professional clean look but still add a bit of personality to set me apart from some of the monotonous black and white interview attire.
Here are some fashion tips I would recommend to those in the interview process:
- Don't be afraid to experiment with color BUT NEVER wear neons, bright tones, or reds. Stick to tans, browns, creams, blue, grey, olive and blush tones.
- Make the most out of several interviews by purchasing two really good pants. You can mix and match them with tops and blazer you may already own.
- If you're opting for pants rather than a skirt or dress, than I highly suggest wearing heels. It will make your outfit look more refined as pants can easily look a bit sloppy, especially if they are dragging on the ground.
- Simple jewelry is key. You don't want to wear anything that can potentially distract the interviewer. A simple necklace pendant, a watch on one arm and a bracelet on the other (try not to stack), as well as a simple stud earring.
- When in doubt, wear a blazer. Some interviews are more business casual than others especially if you work in a creative field. However, its better to be overdressed than underdressed so consider grabbing that blazer just to be sure.
- Carry a bag that's big enough to fit your portfolio that way your hands are free to give that firm handshake. Don't forget to clean out all your junk from that bag. The last thing you want them to see is a cluttered/messy purse, when you grab your portfolio or resume.
- Try to keep your makeup as neutral as possible. Wait till after you get the job to rock that red lip!
As for me, my job hunt has been successful and I can't wait to start a new chapter in my life next month! In other news, #HowISummer linkup starts today! I can't believe it's summer already! Don't forget to linkup your posts.
Happy Monday! Have a great start to your week! xo
Photos: Rachelle; edited by me
Blazer: H&M (similar blazer)
Pants: Express Editor Pants
Bag: Coach (similar)
Watch: Michel Kors c/o J.R. Dunn