Whether you are a graduating senior looking for a job or an underclassman looking for a summer internship, most students have already begun the search for a company to work for. Once you score the interview, you must decide how to make the best first impression. What you choose to wear to an interview is just as important as the interview itself. Ditch the plain, black pantsuit (especially if you are seeking a creative profession), and add pops of color and statement jewelry to show off your dazzling personality. You must find creative ways to make yourself stand out, whether it is wearing a stylish heel, printed blouse or quirky jewelry.
For my look, I chose a classic, black pencil skirt and paired it with a feather-printed, wine-colored blouse. You can either spice it up with bold bracelets and a statement necklace, or keep it clean and polished with minimal jewelry. No matter what you choose, just be yourself.
Alfani Button-Up Blouse, $69
Alfani Pencil Skirt, $59
Trying to select the right outfit for an interview can be challenging. The type of position and field you are interviewing for are important factors to consider when deciding what is most appropriate. No matter what type of job it may be, choose an outfit that embodies your personality and will cause you to stand out amid a crowd of first impressions.
My pick this week is a great example of being bold but still appropriate for an interview. The pieces are polished and minimal, but the color and subtle details cause the outfit to stand out in the right ways. These oxblood pants are a more stylish alternative to classic business slacks. They are perfectly tailored, with an appropriate fit for an interview that’s not too tight on the body. The blouse is a soft ivory that offsets the bold color of the pants. The collar of the blouse is adorned with nude and gold sequins, the fun factor to this duo. My golden rule when searching for the right shoes for an interview is to always wear heels. Nude heels are a great investment because they are incredibly sophisticated and pair well with any outfit. With this outfit, you’re ready to make a flawless first impression, but it’s up to you to land the job.
Blouse: Alfani, $69
Pants: Alfani, $69
Dressing up for an interview does not mean you have to resort to the typical black blazer and dress-pant outfit combination. Especially if you’re a fashion major or are looking to work in a creative environment, showing a bit of your personality through what you’re wearing — if done in an appropriate sense — can work to your advantage.
For my look this week, I chose a draped skirt because it is a unique substitute for an ordinary pencil skirt. The silk top has an interesting pattern that isn’t too busy or eclectic for a business environment. Be sure to not over accessorize your look, and instead add one or two statement pieces such as the gold collar necklace pictured. Neutral toned heels complete this look that is perfect for a career fair or job interview.
High waisted skirt, $46
Heels, model’s own
PHOTOS BY MATT HAFLEY
Modeled by Karolina Kucerova
All listed items from Macy’s in Stow.
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