3 Jul

What to Wear to a Job Interview

You have your references, your resume, you have your answers rehearsed in your head. The only thing missing is what to wear and the confidence that comes with the perfect outfit.

Although each office is different, it’s important to show up in appropriate clothing. Understated sophistication can be created with simple basics that you can re-wear time and time again in the office.

You may already have a button-down from your last job. Just don’t leave your personality at home entirely – you can still add a pop of color or an accessory that you feel shows your personality.

I was once interviewed by a woman who said that she liked my shoes. I liked her shoes!  We laughed, talked about DSW, and then moved on. I was a lot more confident once we made that human connection, and even though I didn’t get the job, I still had my shoes.

Here’s my list for the ultimate interview outfit:

The Perfect Oxford Shirt in White from Gap.

Grey Cable Knit Tights from TopShop.

Black Blazer with Leather Lapels from BB Dakota.

Black A-line Skirt with Pleats at Modcloth.

Lace-Up Boot by Chinese Laundry.

Laptop Clutch in a Bright Color at Hi Korean Fashion.

What do you wear to feel professional and confident at a job interview?  Are you a fan of this look?  Share your interview fashion strategies in the comments!

P.S.- Don’t forget to enter this week’s jewelry giveaway!

{ posted: Tuesday, July 3, 2012 }


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