When I was interviewing for positions in the fashion industry last year, I had a lot of trouble putting together the perfect outfit. My career center at college encouraged a very conservative look: black slacks, black blazer, button up shirt, and modest heels. Online, I found advice on interview outfits but most of these were directed at men. I couldn’t find any resources with advice for women on how to dress professional, stylish, and make a good impression. A conservative suit and pencil skirt sound professional…but also very, very boring. It wasn’t until I reached out to some fashionable professional women did I start to get a good understanding of what to wear to an interview.
Thankfully, Refinery 29 has put together nine fool-proof interview outfits for the successful, stylish, professional woman. Here are my three favorites. See the other outfits here.
What is your advice for interview dressing?