You’ve honed in on your work style. You know what you like to wear, what colors look best on you, and what flatters your figure. But you have to throw all of that out the window when it comes to interviews, because it’s better to play it safe than be sorry about your style risks. Or do you?
We’re approaching 2019, ladies. You don’t have to wear an unflattering business suit to look professional. In fact, it could be the completely wrong choice depending on the job you’re applying for. Is it a creative job? Play with prints! Is it a formal working environment? You may want to stick with a structured dress. There are lots of options for pushing the envelope with interview wear that will help you land the job you want.
Add Personality to Your Staples
Love a blazer? Choose one that speaks to your personality whether it be a bold color or an interesting sleeve detail. You can also go with a pencil skirt with a fun detail or a blouse with a little something extra. Show off your personality while still rocking professional clothing.
Update The Classics
Traditional workwear is definitely still in style: think smart plaid, collared shirts, and crisp blouses. But make sure you’re updating your pieces to reflect current silhouettes and modern trends. Remember, you want to look “classic”, not outdated.
Don’t Fear Prints
Particularly if the job you’re applying to is creative, or the office environment is a bit more laid back, you can express yourself with print. We recommend something that isn’t going to overpower you, in a more conservative silhouette. It’s all about balance! If you are going for a more traditional interview, adding a pop of a print under your blazer is a great way to show a bit of personality too.
Dress to Impress
The simplest way to put together a great interview look is to go with one great piece, like a dress or a jumpsuit. With one smart dress and easy accessories, you’ve got a great look without much effort. Try a simple dress in an interesting silhouette, or a bold fabric in a classic shape.
No matter what you decide to wear to your interview, remember that your answers – not your style choices – are the focus. So get out there and get the job you deserve!