It’s tough enough trying to land a job these days, but what about the dreaded task of finding the perfect ensemble to make a great first impression? From what’s appropriate to whether or not you should wear clothing from the company (fashion industry) – we’ve got all the tips you need when it comes to dressing to impress.
By now you have secured an interview with the business/company, so we would hope you have already done some research into what industry they are categorised in. Now take a long hard think about what current staff would wear on a day-to-day basis.
Corporate jobs – that’s easy. Look as professional as you can. Opt for classic pieces like white blouses, black blazers and pointed heels. For the feminists out there – a power pant will not go astray. The perfect pair are usually tapered, coming in a little at the ankle. For the girly type, nothing screams professional like a good ol’ pencil skirt or if you are looking for something more feminine, A-line dresses will do the trick. If the hemline hugs higher than the middle of your thighs – CHANGE YOUR OUTFIT.
Within the fashion industry, (whether you are going for an internship or full time position) there are a few things to consider. If the position is with an actual label, try and wear a piece from their collection. A current style is fantastic, but by opting to wear a classic piece from a previous season shows that you have been a loyal customer of theirs for some time. This is a winner! Now this next point is very important. Although it’s fabulous to rock up in their designs, there is nothing worse than wearing head-to-toe designer, just because it was styled like that on the runway. If you want to work in the fashion industry, there needs to be a point of difference and the easiest way to do so is through your sense of style. Mixing high end with high street is what we like to call the holy grail in the industry. If you have a knack for styling the most affordable with your most expensive, all while making it look cohesive – you are meant to be in this industry.
– Showing too much skin
– If it is too tight to sit down in, it’s not okay to go to an interview in.
– If you stand in front of the mirror and say to yourself “I can totally outfit repeat this to the clubs, on the weekend”, it’s more than likely NOT appropriate for your interview.
In summary – you want to be as comfortable as possible! Nerves will be high so the last thing you want, is to be worrying about your hemline riding up or if your pants are too tight. Keep it cool, keep it professional and let your experience do the talking.
Love & Luck,
Team MB x