Knowing that my days are being spent flipping through magazines while my head is propped up on six different pillows, Alyssa asked if I could put together a style guide of looks for fashion industry interviews.
Keep the outfit simple and the accessories bold. Your outfit should express your personality, but a cheetah print faux fur snakeskin oxblood explosion is overwhelming and distracting in an interview. Skip all of the excessive layers and instead choose your accessories wisely. A classic pencil skirt paired with a silk blouse is effortless. Add a vibrant hue to your nails to show that you like color, and don a great pair of heels for style.
Focus on one design element. Wearing a printed dress or an interesting pair of pants can help you stand out–just make sure that the other pieces of the outfit are not competing. Choose a nude heel and a muted-colored handbag to blend the look (the khaki green bag helps create a monochromatic outfit here). Opt for minimal jewelry and light makeup.
Is finding the “perfect outfit” a major worry for you when going on interviews?