Style Syllabus: Interview Outfits To Help You Land Your Dream Job
Ah, springtime. Birds chirping, flowers sprouting, lovers strolling...and college students pulling their hair out trying to scrape together some kind of productive summer (or post-grad!) plan. If you've found time between finals to brush up the ol' resume and apply to a few jobs or internships, good for you! Now, the real fun starts: interviewing.
Though you've probably spent hours and hours stalking your potential employer to the greatest extent allowed by law, to your interviewer, you're most likely one among many hopeful young faces. Of course, the best way to stand out is by showing off your sharp wit, great experience, and memorable personality – but a killer outfit never hurts either, right? Depending on the company character and job field, each interview requires a different dress code (particularly if you're looking at fashion and design jobs). We've pieced together some well-rounded tips to outfit you from head to toe, and take you from Wall Street to Vogue, and everywhere in between.
On Top — Go with something sleek and minimalist and work from there. Stick to the basics with a stand-alone oxford for a more professional environment. A tailored blazer with an unusual cut is a great way to show some subtle flair.
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