The way you dress yourself, is the way you want people to see you. It is the first impression that you make. You dress for the position in life that you want.
There are too many people running around in attire that will NEVER be appropriate. I have seen some of the most horrific work outfits by men and women at my job and I work for a professional Pharmaceutical company.
1. NEVER EVER EVER, no matter how old or thin you are, wear a skirt or dress that is shorter than lower to mid thigh. You are at work. No one wants to see your ass.
2. Foam Flip Flops. Just stop. They are an abhorrence to the human race and should ONLY be worn to the pool.
3. Polyester should NOT be in any woman’s vocabulary.
1. Mandles, Flips flops and Sandles are unacceptable. Put on a leather shoe. TRUST me, it’s much nicer.
2. Belt and Shoes, Socks and Pants. A key rule to matching in men’s fashion.
3. Your clothes might have a lot of minor patterns, but all three or four, and you might look like a 1920’s hobo trying to get an interview with the Circus.
1. RIPPED JEANS, ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! ‘NOUGH SAID
2. Stop dressing like you buy your clothes out of the kids section. It is so inappropriate and distracting. You will not get your point across, because if you can’t dress yourself appropriately, how can you make your voice heard appropriately.
3. Keep your colors and patterns to a non distracting level. As crazy as this sounds, some outfits you see from day to day are extremely distracting when a rainbow of colors just can’t seem to stop running by your cubicle. 😉
1. CLEAN LINES
2. Blazers and collared shirts are a must. MUST. They sculpt your body in the most serious of ways.
3. Everything should fit. Not too big or too small.
4. Appropriate touches of color and pattern can be very sophisticated and help spice up your outfit.
This light pink and black color blocked blazer, white collared chiffon shirt, black pencil skirt and black pumps are my go to outfit for interviews. Specifically for interviews, light jewelry and subtle colors really help to give off that clean and polished look, while really emphasizing that you are there for your skills and mind.