When it comes to job interviews, the phrase ‘dress to impress’ always comes into mind. While your degree and interview answers are very important, your fashion sense can rake in some good points too. Get your dream job with the help of these priceless interview outfit tips from the fashion world’s biggest names.
Nina Garcia, Marie Claire
She’s well known for her stint in Project Runway, and for her blunt reactions she has been seen as a fashion force to reckon with. So if you are looking for interview outfit tips that will do you well, heed Nina’s advice: dress appropriately for the position, but stay true to yourself! Like Nina, you can nab that dream position by rocking an outfit that works with your silhouette. Good pieces include tailor pants and a pair of killer heels.
Joe Zee, Yahoo! Style
Yahoo! Style’s EIC wowed Allure’s then-head Polly Mellen when he graced the interview in a leopard vest. Although he had his days as an outlandish fashionista, Joe prefers to interview applicants decked in a polished, smart, and pulled-together look. His interview outfit tips are very classic, with a basic example being a crisp paired with a plain shirt.
Aliza Light, Donna Karan International
Aliza’s frank about not remembering what she wore to her job interview at Donna Karan. Although she suffers from selective style amnesia, she has a few interview outfit tips that you will find very handy.
For one, she reminds applicants to wear something that complements the job application. At the same time, she reminds the wearer to be cautious about her look – as she needs to match it with what will come out of her mouth. In true Aliza style, her final words for applicants are these: “Better chic than sorry.”
Christene Barberich, Refinery29
When she applied for assistantship at the New Yorker, Christene made a good first impression with her three-piece white linen suit. While you can be as adventurous as this feisty author of “Style Stalking,” Christene has a barrage of classic interview outfit tips under her belt.
For one, she prefers candidates with chic and put-together attires. She adds that it’s all about finding the best piece that complements your shape – and working your way with it. Whether it’s a midi dress or a pair of high-waisted pants, what’s important is that you look (and feel) confident in it.
Lastly, Christene reminds applicants that detail really counts. With that being said, don’t disregard your shoes and your bag. Make sure that it looks well and blends harmoniously with your entire outfit.