There’s an old saying that goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”
trends come and go, but style remains — and for both formal and informal interviews, there are a few important rules. If you look great, you’ll feel great. If you feel great, there will be a much higher chance of you nailing your interview. If you’re stepping into the corporate world, suit yourself up and make sure you look smart. Likewise, if you’re going for a job in the fashion industry, make sure you’re wearing your most on-trend outﬁt.
Here’s how to choose the winning outﬁt that will score you your dream job.
You should be aspired to dress one notch above what you would normally consider suitable for work. And that, of course, means the job that you’re interviewing for. You could hang around the car park at clocking off time to get a clear indication of what people are wearing, but as a general rule of thumb, for both men and women, it’s going to be a suit. Suits never go out of fashion.
You have a choice of trousers or a skirt. Pick a suit that ﬁts you well and isn’t too ﬂashy. Stick to darker colors. Navy, brown and, in the summer, a lighter plain color is also perfectly ﬁne. High-end brands will get you noticed, but they aren’t strictly necessary. For skirt length, knee-length is usually the most appropriate. If you wear something longer, it shouldn’t puff or ﬂow.
Some companies like to test your ability to interpret fashion etiquette by setting a business casual dress code. Casual trousers and blazers can be mixed and matched and even shoes can be less formal, but if it seems confusing, just follow these rules:!No jeans. No trainers. No T-shirts.
Whatever you decide to wear, I would recommend that you start with a fairly safe, uncomplicated canvas and add a splash, but no more, of your own personality with a well-chosen accessory.
Whatever you decide to wear, I would recommend that you start with a fairly safe, uncomplicated canvas and add a splash, but no more, of your own personality with a well-chosen accessory. Tip:!Make sure your shoes are polished and if it’s an open shoe- perfect pedi is a MUST!
If you’re interviewing at a company with a most casual dress code, dress as if you were going to a dinner party on a Saturday night. When in doubt, bring a jacket and carry it with you. You can throw it on to formalize and leave it off to be more casual.
Good luck, fashionistas!
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