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Knock ’em dead Interview Outfits

3.27.2013 WRITTEN BY Camilla Style Guide, T+P Blog Central, What to Wear

Interviews can often be a stressful situation.  Many of us put as much thought into what we are going to wear to them as we do fine tuning our resume!  To help eliminate some of the stress, we’ve compiled a list of key tips and outfit staples to help you start assembling the perfect interview outfit.

Tip #1: Know your audience. Is the office you are applying to work in conservative, casual, or trendy?  Once you decipher this, you can begin pulling your look together.

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For example, for the more conservative office, a structured dress and blazer is ideal. A simple pump and classic handbag in neutral tones is your best bet for conservative environments.

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A pencil skirt, fitted blouse and blazer work well for both conservative and trendy offices.

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If the you are seeking employment with a trendy or casual company, a cropped trouser and blouse is perfection. 

SONY DSCFor a casual or trendy approach, play with patterns and colors that showcase your style and personality.

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Tip #2: Shop smart. If you are having to purchase an entire new ensemble, be sure to buy pieces that will incorporate nicely into your existing wardrobe or into your possible new position.  Avoid the one hit wonder that will forever hang in your closet (we all have them)! Once you’ve got your perfected outfit prepped and ready, you can put all the focus on nailing that interview with utter confidence.

Tip #3: Give yourself an extra hour the morning of so you don’t feel rushed or stressed.

If you need help putting together the perfect outfit for a big interview or maybe just want to revamp your workday wardrobe with quality pieces that will make you shine, schedule a consult with one of our stylists.

(images via katespade, bcbg, nordstrom, equipment, luxeyard, flickr, neimanmarcus, style-is-style, refinery29)

 

 

 

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