While this myth may have been true in the past, nowadays going to an interview is not limited to the regular two piece pants/skirt blue,black, or brown suit, baby heels, and stockings.
In this economy, being bold, vibrant and memorable will be your best friend when trying to land a job. Appearance is the first thing employers look at, so you must dress to impress. A recent study even said employers rank appearance over college attended when looking for future employees. Crazy, right?
With that being said, next time you go to an interview make sure your wardrobe conveys not only just a professional attitude, but also fun and fashionable look. There are three categories to focus on when trying to catch the attention of your future employer!
- Outfit – When I say outfit – meaning shirt, pants, dress or (if you dare) suit – choose it, wear it, own it. Colors like black, navy, or khaki used to be the base for your overall color palette. Whether you decide to wear black pants, or a navy jacket, your basic pieces don’t have to be basic colors. Especially if you have an interview in fashion/retail. Don’t be afraid of color! Try a salmon colored blazer or blue pants to really make your outfit pop. We all know in the world of fashion you should ”dare to be different!”
- Accessories – Even if your outfit has to follow the rules, break them using accessories to take your outfit to the next level and give your look some personality. Throw on a scarf or wear bold earrings or even a statement necklace. Warning: Make sure you don’t over power your outfit too many accessories. You still want the employer to focus on what you have to say, instead of being fascinated with your excessive jewelry.
- Shoes – Shoes can make or break your entire look. Literally. Don’t walk in with some
bustedshoes that look like you just came from walking up a mountain! Use your shoes as your statement piece. Keep them classy by wearing a pair that’ll add some height and also start some light shopping convo. Remember: Every girl should have their own pair of “power heels.”
Not only is being fashionable possible for an interview, but it can totally help you land the job you’re going for!