Getting a new job is pretty much always a nerve-wrackingexperience. Even with a solid resume, the interview is the moment when you reallyshine. But it’s not just charming your prospective boss by rattling off themany reasons as to why you’re the perfect candidate for the position — you alsoneed to look the part. While it’s always safe to err on the side of caution andopt for a classic black suit worn with pumps, why not take this moment to showa bit of personality? Think swapping a nude gloss for an equally as subtle bututterly sophisticated burgundy tint, or ditching the staid black blazer for a patternedjacket. Here are ten ways to make them remember you in the best way possible.

possible.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 1

1. Try a Printed Suit Instead of Classic Black.

When it comes to Interview Advice 101, everyone usually says you should wear ablack suit. But to better stand out, try a graphic windowpane check. It’s equallyas sophisticated, but way more stylish and shows you’re fearless when it comesto adding a pattern into your look. To keep it from being too much, try it witha simple white blouse and sleek black pumps.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 2

2. Swap in a Floral Blouse Instead of a WhiteButton Up.

Nothing is easier than wearing aLBD to an interview, but if you’re looking for a job in a creative industry,your standby won’t help you stand out. Instead, try one with a zipper detail;it’s a youthful and unique contrast to the midi length. Finish with a tailoredjacket and python heels to demonstrate your ability to mix interesting detailsin an ensemble.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 3

3. Look for a Sheath Dress With AnInteresting Detail

Nothing is easier than wearing aLBD to an interview, but if you’re looking for a job in a creative industry,your standby won’t help you stand out. Instead, try one with a zipper detail;it’s a youthful and unique contrast to the midi length. Finish with a tailoredjacket and python heels to demonstrate your ability to mix interesting detailsin an ensemble.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 4

4. Incorporate One Colorful StatementPiece

Looking for a gig as a designer,decorator or illustrator? You need to demonstrate your artistic flair. Neutralhues like navy, black, and gray will have you fading into the background – notstanding out among the candidates. Instead, show your mastery of colorproportion with a vivid full skirt in a shade of red or pink. Temper it with acream silk tee and nude heels. The effect? Attention-grabbing in the best waypossible.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 5

5. Finish Off with Texture

Most people think your only optionfor shoes is a solid-colored, pointy toe pump. Not so! In the case of this silkshirt and skirt suit combo in black and white, a textured striped calf hairpump adds personality without detracting from the minimalist vibe.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 6

6. Tote Your Personality

Adding a chic handbag is a greatway to exude confidence during an interview. Try a structured cross body bag inleopard and cream. The animal print echoes the croc-printed heels while thetones of the leather play off the similar hues on the blouse.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 7

7. Have a Sparkly Secret

If the job you’re interviewing forhas a strict dress code, it doesn’t mean you have to play by the rules 100percent. A striped blouse is one way to add individuality to a classic suit,but another subtle nod to your own personal style comes in the form of sparklyearrings that climb up the lobes and peek through your hair.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 8

8. Channel a Chic European

When it comes to adding a touch ofsexy into a professional outfit, look no further than stylish Italian womenlike Monica Belluci and Sophia Loren. They know how to entice without appearingvulgar. In this case it’s a slim faux leather skirt with a leopard blousetucked in. Undo the top two buttons to reveal a sliver of skin and finish withan elegant, long tasseled necklace.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 9

9. Tie on a Scarf

Soothing hues of gray, blush, andnude offer the ideal backdrop for a statement-making scarf like this floralprinted version. Tie it around your neck to add a pop of color and pattern tothe ensemble. Or if you prefer, wrap it around the handle of your bag as anunusual accent that demonstrates your ability to think out of the box.

10 Ways to Dress Up an Interview Outfit 10

10. Perfect Your Pout

When it comes to makeup, less isalways more. Think clean, groomed brows, sleek, blown out hair and a bit ofblush on the cheeks. But skip the nude gloss! A rich burgundy shade that lookslike your lips but better will light up your face and give your overallappearance added polish.

source: Cosmopolitan

 

Join The Exquisite VIPs
Get EXQUISITE MAGAZINE DIGITALFREE FOR 3 MONTHS!

Sign Up to our Exclusive VIP list and have it delivered to your inbox for FREE

Invalid email address
(We promise you won't receive daily spammy sales from us)