With the start of the school year comes interview season. But how does one stand out from all of the other applicants besides an outstanding resume? Whether it is for an internship, volunteer opportunity, campus job, or your next career here are some outfits that will help you leave a lasting impression on your future employers.
The usual interview outfit is your basic top-and-skirt or blouse-and-pants combo and although both of those options are definitely appropriate they don’t help you to stand out and they don’t let you show off your vivacious personality. The following 4 outfits incorporate fashionable pieces while still keeping it business appropriate.
1) Add color to your outfit to make you pop. Remember, an interview is no place for neons and brights, however rich jewel tones are both equally flattering and noteworthy.
2) Add pattern to your outfit for a fun, yet still professional look. Please note that this is not the time to be mixing-and-matching patterns. Either go for a patterned blouse or skirt and keep the rest of your outfit classic.
3) Add texture to your classic interview outfits to stand out. Just because it is an interview doesn’t mean you have to dress boring. Try a tweed blazer (this one even has studs!) and black skirt with leather detailing to be fashionable and fresh.
4) Add a statement necklace to make a statement at your interview. This popular accessory trend can totally be interview appropriate if you keep the the rest of your outfit simple.
So whether you want to add color, pattern, texture, or a statement piece to your next interview outfit don’t be afraid to do it and stand out from the sea of plain top-and-bottom combos. You will look fashionable and definitely make a great impression on your interviews.
p.s. A fabulous outfit is great but being prepared, collected, genuine, and polite will be what really makes you stand out so here are my top 5 tips for interviews! Good luck! :)