When I think of an outfit for a job interview the first thing that comes to my mind is “let’s dress the classics”: pencil skirt or a slim trouser, smart blazer and a button-up blouse or a dress. You can’t do anything wrong by dressing them, they are completely suitable for the occasion, right?
BUT, how to wear a “generic” outfit without looking just like the others? Classic, ok – However, always add your style to it, you want to say: “I am the right person for the job, I know who I am and I know what I want”.
Here are some advices to add style to the classics:
Add a stylish belt to your outfit: Belts are a great option but if you are petite or have large bust, you should not use very large belts. They make you look shorter or fuller, so stick to anything less than two inches wide.
- Try classic outfits in other colours: Grey and black are the colours you will always see around in an interview waiting room. But there are other colours that you can also use, like beige or fun colours (for blouses) like green, magenta, etc.
Tie a silk scarf to your bag: There is not much to say about an interview bag, it just has to be simple and lange enough to carry you résumé without destroying it. So a nice way to add some personality to your bag is tieing a silk scarf around the handle.
- If it is cold, leave the boring overcoats at home: If you have a very classic outfit with that “same old colours”, try a fun colour to your coat.
- High heels always – but only if you can walk on them: Louboutin once said “High heels are pleasure with pain. If you can’t walk in them, don’t wear them“. And he is right, there is nothing less attractive than a woman walking like a newborn calf. If you want to use high heels but you don’t have a lot of practice, then it is time to start walking around the house on heels cause practice makes the master! But if you don’t have the time to master it perfectly, it’s better to stick with a not so high pump – you will also look fab on them!