Ladies, remember when you used to wear straight-leg pants and two-button blazers with high heels for an interview? Well, times are definitely changing. First impressions today are a little different than they used to be, and here’s a few style tips for your next interview.
While blazers are still a fashion must for interviews, it doesn’t have to be the same, typical button up blazer. Try wearing one that doesn’t button up, or doesn’t have lapels. You can still rock the edgy look, just be sure that your outfit underneath is simple.
Don’t be afraid to wear colors other than black! Try mixing casual and business formal – wear some neutral-colored blouses or cardigans, like brown or beige, with khakis, and formalize the look with plain, black pumps. Totally cute, yet still business-looking.
Playing with textures and patterns is a good way to bring your personality to the interview, too! Still keeping the bottom pieces simple and neutral, pair them with a textured, grey blazer, or striped shirt or blouse.
It’s also perfectly fine to wear dresses! Making sure the dress is still somewhat toned-down and simple, find a knee-length dress, plain shoes, and a small belt to complete the outfit. Blouses and pencil skirts are great options to consider as well, for those who don’t want to put too much effort into their outfit, yet still want to look professional and chic.
Now, grab your portfolio and/or resume, and have your notebook handy. Shake hands with a firm grip, smile and give eye contact. You are more than prepared for this interview.