The way you dress has an effect on almost everything you do. When you dress well, you feel good about yourself. You feel confident in clothes that you like and slightly less sure of yourself in ones that you don’t particularly fancy. Your clothes are an integral part of who you are, so it is absolutely imperative that you wear your personality to a job interview.
Keep it professional
When you are dressing for a formal interview, you want your clothes to be as professional as possible. A blouse and dress pants, or even a formal dress works nicely. Blazers are always a safe option. Experiment with different styles and varieties. Here, the colours make a big difference. Don’t go for anything too bright or flashy, or a distracting pattern.
If you are a student looking for an internship, or a part-time summer job, the rules are entirely different for you. Your employers don’t expect you to come dressed in a suit, but they do require you to look polished and fit to work in a professional workspace. Button-down shirts and semi-formal blazers almost always work. Dresses make you look sophisticated and relaxed at the same time.
Once you’ve made the choice between formals and semi-formals, you need to choose your footwear accordingly. A good pair of shoes goes a long way. If you want to wear heels, they should be no higher than three inches. Flats in neutral colours are the safest options. Kitten heels, loafers, and pumps work well and are functional.
Even if make-up is essential to you, remember that a job interview calls for something soft and natural. Subtlety is key, so don’t overdo it. Go for a minimalist look and use light colours. Try to stick to natural tones for your eyes, and don’t use a bright lip colour. Using a pencil eyeliner will give you a softer, more subtle look.
Your hairstyle should be professional and classy, as far as possible. Don’t go for something too fancy or over the top – just a simple ponytail will do too as long as it’s sleek, neat, and polished. If you’re not a fan of tied up hair, leaving it open is also an option. But make sure it’s neat and tidy. Pinback some of your locks if they won’t cooperate. Buns are an easy, convenient, yet classy style to go with.