You're on top of all the blogs, you can recite the trends of the season, and you've got your dream job interview all lined up. So, what on earth do you wear? If you're coveting a job in the fashion world you better show that you know what's up. Of course, what matters most is what's in your head and on your resume, but this is a fashion interview, so what you wear counts even more than usual. Check out our helpful tips to perfect fashion interview attire.
Above, clockwise from left: Sunshine & Shadow Wrap Belt, $138.00, available at Steven Alan; Aminaka Wilmont Printed Silk Crepe de Chine Skirt, $505, available at Net-a-Porter; Wren fall '10 lookbook, image via Refinery29; Lizzie Fortunato Jewels for Madewell Pendant Necklace, $62.00, available at Madewell; Rachel Comey Penpal Heeled Short Boot, $345, available at La Garconne.
1. Pick a trend—Show that you know this season's trends, by wearing one of-the-now styling trick. Whether it's socks, artful prints, or unusual draping, pick a couple and wear them with timeless pieces. If you go for too many, you may look like you're trying too hard.
2. Stay away from logos—We love Hermes, Gucci, and Chanel, but it's best to stay away from any in-your-face branding. Yes, it's important to know designers, but flashing overt logos may seem like you're showing off or compensating for something else.
Above, clockwise from left: Urban Outfitters Layered Graphic Bead Necklace. $28, available at Urban Outfitters; Elizabeth and James Oversized Cotton Blazer, $395, available at Net-a-Porter; BB Dakota Reeder Tunic, $80, A.L.C Slouch Pants, $350, Stuart Weitzman Wayup Over the Knee Suede Boots, Diane von Furstenberg Claire Belt, $50, all available at Shopbop; Zero and Maria Cornejo Goa Tank Dress, $459.20, available at La Garconne; Tory Burch Adora Waist Belt, $207, available at Tory Burch.
3. Don't forget the vintage—Demonstrate that you don't just head to Bergdorf's or Topshop to get the latest looks, but you know how to really find the gems amongst the rough.
Above, clockwise from left: Ken and Dana Designs Graffiti Cocktail Ring, $60.00, available at Ken and Dana Designs; Alexander Wang Rayna Oxford Flats, $445, available at Shopbop; Proenza Schouler fall '10, image via Bergdorf Goodman; Equipment Tow Pocket Sleeveless Signature Silk Shirt, $168.00, available at Intermix; Topshop Pointelle Ankle Sock, $6.00, available at Topshop.
4. Things to avoid—Remember, this is a fashion interview, not a runway show! Avoid anything that covers your face, is too tight or short, or that reveals cleavage. Forgo evening wear, anything costume-y, pantyhose, or things that can be seen as too casual. Sweatpants might be trendy right now, but they're not right for an interview.