Back-to-school fits are on the forefront of society’s mind in August and September: you see advertisements for backpacks and lunchboxes on every billboard driving down the highway, when you step foot in the mall, but what about the people to whom back-to-school is no longer relevant? What about those of us who are now in the professional field, learning to navigate our adult lives?
A person’s perception of you can often be based on how you look, so it is important to make the right impression at your job interview. Although dressing and grooming appropriately may not get you the job, it will give you a competitive edge and help you make a positive first impression. No matter what, always dress professionally for your interview. The following tips can help you dress for success when interviewing for a job.
The process before the actual interview is incredibly stressful for many of us: finding the job opening, applying, researching the company, and then landing an interview. Now: what do we wear? COL1972 can help you dress for success.
Office Chic: Pretty in Pink Button Down Dress- There’s a long-held myth that office wear and interview attire must be drab and plain. This couldn’t be farther from the truth! The professional environment has come a long way in the past few decades, and showing up in traditional office attire with a bit of a twist can go a long way in showing your personality to your future employer!
Remote Work: Turtleneck Knit Sweater with Gray Knit Joggers- Even if you plan to work this remote job in sweats and a t-shirt every day, remember: you’re not hired yet, and it’s important to show that you’re clean-kept and well put together. A creative idea for this is to wear a cute set that does NOT look like PJs! This one screams fall and office cozy attire at the same time.
Non-Profit Industry: Black Cow Print Slip Dress- Subtly elegant, this dress is perfect for an interview in the entertainment industry, or even if you’re interviewing to work in an upscale restaurant or country club.
Fashion Industry: Strapless Bow Top with Oatmeal Pants- Talk about standing up! This hip, unique bow top will definitely catch the eye of your future employer and show that you have excellent taste in fashion! It’s just professional enough to be appropriate for an initial interview, and fashionable enough to be just right for a cocktail party you might be invited to attend afterwards!
Looking stylish can be stressful, and on top of that is the stress of what to say and when. Here at Culture of Life we like to remind our Life Tribe that it is always better to be a bit overdressed than underdressed: it’s always better to show that you care a little extra than to go halves on your fit. And remember… tag us @col1972official with your interview fit! It gives us such joy to see our Life Tribe thriving!