How to Dress for an Interview (#FreshFriday, Week 4)

How to Dress for an Interview (#FreshFriday, Week 4)

So, as interview season is kicking into full gear, we thought we would make sure you are dressed to impress. These outfits will have you looking professional at work for both interviews and for the office once you get that job. For week four of Fresh Friday we’re going to show you how to make not only do your internship landing outfits suit your style but prove that not all interview outfits are boring.

Bright and Fun: A skirt or blouse makes a perfect pop to stand out

Classic: These classic interview outfits will have your future bosses knowing you mean business

Girly: Who says you have to wear a tie and pants to work?

Boho: Keep it easy and breezy when you impress everyone who takes a look at you

When in doubt you can never go wrong with a pencil skirt, blouse, and blazer. Here are a few of our favorites.

Contemporary Open-Front Tuxedo Blazer

Tuxedo-Inspired Blazer

Custom Stretch Blazer

Custom Stretch Blazer 2

Some tips to remember:

-     Not all of these outfits will work for every interview! Some businesses are looking for a more polished look while others are more based on your style. Be sure to correctly judge the context of your interview before choosing an outfit.

-     Don’t apply too much makeup- interviewers want to see what you really look like, not what a caked face of makeup can look like.

-     Make sure shoulders are covered, you have a cami under sheer tops, and your skirt isn’t too short.

-     SMILE! Show them you want to be there by revealing your personality.

-     Don’t be afraid to pause before answering questions. Nod to show you acknowledged their question and then respond. Just don’t take too long – just long enough to let them know you’re about to provide thoughtful consideration to their question.

-     Show up 15 minutes early. Duh.

-     Remove any chipped nail polish. Bare nails are better than chipped.

-     Don’t wear shoes with too high of a heel or platform and no open toes!

-     If you’re not sure what to wear, opt for the pencil skirt and blouse. You can still have your pop of color or patterns on your blouse but the rest of your outfit should be polished.

-     Don’t play with your hair during your interview. If this means putting it up or pulling it back, make sure it looks neat.

Now go conquer those interviews!

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