Thursday, September 11, 2014

Outfit Post: What To Wear To An Interview







Vintage dress
BCBGeneration Floral Print Pumps (so old but super similar option at Nordstrom)
Sole Society "Sia" Satchel
Amrita Singh "Pop" Necklace in Pink
Nordstrom BP Mirrored Aviators (also love these - such a good price!)
Michael Kors "Bradshaw" Watch in Rose Gold
Revlon Lip Butter in "Lollipop"

Let's discuss what to wear to an interview... This used to always be a dreaded outfit for me. It's stressful enough trying to land a job on your credentials, but looking the part is important too! For me, I want to look professional and put together. But at the same time I want my personality to show through. I recently went in for a job interview and this is exactly what I wore (well minus the sunnies of course!) Here's 5 reasons why it works:

1. My dress is length appropriate (which is apparently a struggle for some ladies) It hits above the knee and below the thigh which to me is the "sweet spot length" because it's not too short and not too long. It's juuuuust right.

2. My dress FITS. I cannot say enough how important this is when interviewing. Remember you're trying to make a great first impression here. If your outfit is too tight or too baggy it might send the wrong message (either I like to party it up or I don't care enough about this job to find something that fits) Even if you have to take it to a tailor - do it. I promise you it will make a world of a difference.

3. It's not black. Now, this isn't like a requirement or anything - black is certainly appropriate and okay for interviews. But I like the Navy color because it's not traditionally black. Plus it adds a splash of color without being overly flashy.  

4. To me, pumps are always a smart shoe choice. I decided to wear a printed pair which helps shows off my fun and whimsical side, but the shape of the shoe still says "I'm serious!"

5. Lastly, keep accessories to a minimum. I usually pick a [smaller size] statement necklace, a few bangles and a watch. That's about all you need. Sure you may be like me and like to wear 543693 bracelets, but meeting a potential boss is not the time or the place. If you talk with your hands (as most people do) they're too distracting and loud. 

(Psssst.. I added my favorite carry-all my from Sole Society because it holds my portfolio and notebook so I'm not forced to walk around the office like a highschooler with a binder clutched to my chest.)

Do you guys have any interview outfit tips you'd like to share? I'd love to hear your ideas and thoughts about this... anyone else ever stress out about what to wear?!?

Oh & P.S. I got the job!

(Shop my navy dress/floral pump combo below)


6 comments:

  1. Yay congrats on the job! can't wait to hear what it is :) This is such a great outfit for an interview--I am also a huge fan of a pretty blouse with high waisted dress pants for an interview--it can be a hard decision!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  2. Oh mama congratulations on the job, and may God continue to bless you always. In love with that dress and with the rest of this look.
    Mad For Fashion For Less
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  3. This is a great interview outfit! It is totally polished and professional while still showing you sense of style. I am always so amazed by your gorgeous hair!

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  4. Love this look! Though it would certainly depend on the company, I think this is a great look for most interview occasions!

    www.fashionistastyle1.blogspot.com

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  5. congrats!!!
    I love my classic navy jcrew dress for interviewing too - classic, got-to and easy to update with accessories to be fitting for the given event!

    xo
    lane

    lifeofthelane.com

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