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Getting the Job Done: 5 Quintessential Interview Fashion Pieces

Getting the Job Done: 5 Quintessential Interview Fashion Pieces

Are you a recent college graduate or a professional who's ready for an exciting change? If the answer to this question is yes, then you're more than likely thinking about a new job or a career. This is a completely natural and inevitable part of life. Many people switch jobs or careers at some point in their lives. Whatever the case may be for you, your journey toward career advancement will change your life for the better.

There's no doubt that a career change can cause a bit of anxiety. After all, it's a life-altering change that shouldn't be taken lightly. However, some of that anxiety can be relieved by learning how to dress appropriately for that upcoming job interview. If you're ready to dress to impress for your future success, then we've got you covered by providing you with some of the quintessential job interview clothing pieces.

The First Quintessential Job Interview Clothing Piece: Black Dress Pants

If you don't already have a pair of black dress pants in your wardrobe, then you'd better get on it! Black dress pants aren't only suitable for work environments, but they can really help to dress up a formal occasion as well. As a matter of fact, you can even use a pair of nice black dress pants for a night out with your friends, as long as you can find a casual top. When choosing black dress pants for your job interview, we strongly suggest sticking to a skinny or straight-legged style, such as our Lenshin straight trousers in black. These are polished and professional without being too distracting. Finding a pair of black dress pants makes it easy for you to select the rest of your job interview outfit, since you'll be able to customize your other pieces accordingly.

The Second Quintessential Job Interview Clothing Piece: A Blazer

This might seem obvious, but blazers are truly the statement piece of any job interview outfit. There's something about a blazer that generates an image of being business-savvy and having a sense of sincere professionalism. When you envision a job interview, there's a huge chance that you see an image of a professional wearing a blazer. If you've purchased a pair of black dress pants, then you can alternate your interview outfit by using another neutral color as your blazer color choice. For example, you could wear black dress pants with a pink blouse and a white blazer, just to break up the monotony. However, opting for a black blazer to go with your black dress pants certainly never hurt anyone and can actually add a sense of consistency to your interview ensemble.

The Third Quintessential Job Interview Clothing Piece: A Blouse

If you're looking for the perfect fashion piece to go with your black dress pants and your choice of blazer, you're going to want a nice blouse as well. This is where you can truly get creative in terms of what you want to represent to your prospective employer. For example, if you're applying to a job at Google, you could use this chance to wear one of their company's colors. In this case, you could go with red, yellow, green, or blue as your blouse color. You could also choose a plain yet elegant blouse with clever lace details, such as our chiffon blouse shirt.

Here are a few blouse choices we do not recommend for a job interview, so take heed:

  • Neon colors – leave this for a spring or summer casual outfit
  • Powerful prints – anything big or bulky, such as floral prints, gigantic polka dots, or anything Hawaiian
  • Anything oversized – don't let your blouse extend past the knee!
  • Anything overly colorful – although colorful is nice, it can be a bit of a distraction to your future employer
  • Nothing with a print or image on it
  • Nothing tie-dye

When it comes to choosing a blouse for your job interview, you can always rely on your best judgment. A basic rule of thumb is to make sure that your interview outfit is not distracting in any way possible.

The Fourth Quintessential Job Interview Clothing Piece: A Pantsuit

If all else fails, we have plenty of polished pantsuits that will help you to hit the ground running during your job interview. We're especially obsessed with the sleek and professional look of our two-piece pantsuit with peplum detail. You can choose black, gray, or blue, which are perfect color choices for a job interview outfit. A pantsuit is definitely a great resort in case you fear your choice of dress pants, blazer, and blouse do not mix, or aren't appropriate for the job interview you have lined up.

The Fifth Quintessential Job Interview Clothing Piece: A Pair of Killer Shoes

During your job interview, you'll want to be dressed head to toe in perfect professionalism. If you think your job interviewer won't notice your shoes, then you'll want to think twice. High heels are definitely professional, but try not to exceed three to four inches in height. Anything else might make you look like you're ready for the club! One great example of an excellent pair of job interview shoes is with these black pumps listed on our website.

You can look incredibly professional for your job interview, but that doesn't mean you'll get the job right off the bat. Before your interview, make sure to prepare by researching the company you've applied for. Make sure you can express to the interviewer what you know about the company and how your experience can help your potential job. Always remember to carefully listen to the interviewer and ask good questions. By asking questions, you'll have a clearer idea of what to expect from the position and if the job is the right fit for you. One thing is for sure, however: these five quintessential interview outfits will have you looking stunning during the time of your interview.

 

About The Author

Gerald Woods is Director of Operation at Solace Connect, LLC based in San Antonio, TX.  He has written many articles on various toGerald Woodspics dealing with online streaming, fashion, fitness, and a host of other topics.  He graduated from Prairie View A&M University with a B.B.A . in Finance.  Follow his team and him at Facebook or by subscribing to our News Letter at the bottom of this webpage.

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