what to wear to a job interview.
A while back, I gave my take on what would make a stylish, work appropriate casual Friday outfit. But, you can't have Casual Friday until you get the job. So I thought it was a great time to shed some light on what I think makes a great professional first impression.
Regardless of where you're interviewing, you want to appear professional and put together. I am a fan of adding personality to an outfit to prevent it from coming off too stuffy, without being at the expense of professionalism.
Look 1 - This look works for anyone who wants to add personality to a traditional, business context. You look tailored and professional, but also fashionable. The grey knit tie and the grey brogues help add some style and personality.
Look 2 - Now I know conventionally, this outfit would be considered a little too fashion-forward for a job interview, but sometimes the job calls for some edge. For those jobs that are less rigid (think entertainment or fashion related jobs), this look says "I'm cool, but competent." I'd say wear the jacket to the interview and maybe take it off in the waiting room.
So friends, go out and get those jobs. And you know what, if you don't get the job, you still have great clothes.
Until next time,