Fashion Do’s and Don’ts For an Interview!

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They say the first impression is always what people remember about you when they first meet you, so you want to make sure you stand out from everyone else during an interview.  I have conducted several interviews in my career and trust me, I have seen it all.  I always seem to remember those people who I can associate something they were wearing, for example, “the girl with the cute scarf.”  So, here are just a couple of do’s and dont’s that I have seen out there and hopefully help you score that professional job you want.

Do Not:

    • wear jeans (no jeans means no jean items)
    • boots with the furr aka Uggs
    • over the top high heals you cannot walk in; if you can walk normal in them go for it girl.
    • sleeveless or spaghetti strap shirts-do not look professional
    • show too much cleavage (not the place to show your girls)
    • mini skirts or  short short dresses

Do:

    • suits-some people can pull off a matching suit but if you cant, try some cute slacks, skirt with a cute blazer
    • accessorize- a cute little broach, scarf, necklace, and earrings but do not over do it.
    • use color- most everyone I interviewed wore black.  Try some color; a red shirt to stand out but try to avoid neon colors.
    • dresses- not a lot of people wear dresses so this might be something the employer might remember.
    • use a cute clutch instead of your everyday huge bag
    • beauty: make sure your nails are neat, hair is comb, try to keep makeup in the nude tones but hey no problem with using a red lipstick, and don’t forget brush your pearly whites

Just remember to dress appropriate for the industry you are seeking a job in.  Doing some of the above do’s will make you look more serious about the position.  Just remember to be you because that’s who they will be working with.  Remember the person who is interviewing might be as nervous as you are so try to relax…confidence is the key.

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Fely <3

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23 responses to “Fashion Do’s and Don’ts For an Interview!”

  1. Joan Cajic says:

    These are really great tips, it’s the smallest things that can cause us an interview. Thank you for sharing.

  2. great points u got there especially gaining confidence or having too much of it, yikes! it is also important to consider the working space when dressing for the interview i think

  3. Very very very insightful. I’m sure this will help so many! Dressing well for an interview is probably half of the process! Thank you for this

  4. Amber Myers says:

    These are such wonderful tips. I’ll keep this in mind for sure. I never understand people who show up to interviews in short clothes. It happened on this reality show called Vanderpump Rules and the boss was like, “Where are your trousers?”

  5. Aashima says:

    These are great tips and I agree to majority of them. One should be properly dressed up for their workplace.

  6. These are great reminders for interviews. A first impression is very important. I’ll be sharing your tips with my nieces.

  7. Claudia Krusch says:

    It has been so long since I had a job interview, So much has changed since then. These are great tips.

  8. Jennifer L says:

    REally great dos and donts list! Although i dont wear jeans on the interview, im always wishing I could because theyre usually the most comfortable. But not quite professional.

  9. These are really great tips for the new ones. I will share this to the ones. I think it’s a great list.

  10. Great do’s and don’ts list for a job interview. I could really use this for next year!

  11. These are all great tips. I have never worn jeans for an interview ahah. Would never even cross my mind!

  12. soonjoo says:

    These are great tips for preparing your outfit for an interview. Def not wearing jeans that’s big no no!

  13. Ruth I. says:

    I started working from home early this year but I went through many interviews before. These are really great tips. It is important to be confident and prepared when we have interviews.

  14. Sarah Bailey says:

    It has been forever since I went to an interview and hands up I wouldn’t know where to start these days so I think I am going to have to try and remember these just in case I need them.

  15. Savannah Pham says:

    I always have a hard time choosing an outfit especially when it comes to interviews. I overthink it because I’m not really sure about the do’s and don’ts. Thank you for sharing these tips!

  16. Erin Sluka says:

    I always wondered about accessorizing and the limits in this situation. Great tips

  17. Brandi says:

    Knowing how to dress for an interview is so important! I was alway taught to wear minimal makeup and no lipstick.

  18. Amber S. says:

    Your tips are spot on, and very much needed for the younger generation! So many of these kids come for interviews in wrinkled and inappropriate (body con dresses) clothing! Your tip about dressing for the job you want is 100% accurate!

  19. Yonca says:

    Those are helpful tips to stand out from the crowd during the interview. I’ll let my son read this.

  20. I do agree with these tips. For every interview, first impressions are really important. It’s not hard to look professional as long as we follow these ideas.

  21. Kitty says:

    These are some great tips and I would love to share it with others too…. A much needed one for this generation kids 😀

  22. rachael burow says:

    I so agree with you on all of this. Great tips and advice! Passing it along to a few people I know who are job seeking at the moment! xx

  23. All the tips most definitely are useful

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