Interview Outfit Do and Don'tDo wear neutral colors like beige, grey, black, and dark navy.
Do find a well-fitting suit or dress even if it costs a bit more - I only have about four pieces that I rotate for interviews (it's a smart investment!).
Don't pick suits with distracting frills or details or bows or cut-outs or strange looking lapels.
Don't wear platform heels or colorful heels - for shoes, pick a leather, non-patent black (my most comfortable, perfect height shoes are from Payless).
Do wear deodorant (interviews get quite stressful, who knew!) and use a very light, fresh scent.
Do add color to the ensemble with a long lasting lip stain or a thin, pink belt.
Do wear one, and only one, piece of jewelry and pick nondescript, delicate jewelry (I recommend no jewelry at all as these can be distracting in a conservative setting).
Don't display any logos on your purse, accessories, or clothing - a leather bound padfolio is perfect to carry your resume, business cards, and notepad (the gold detailing adds personality).
Do pick a white, classic blouse with no distracting details (I find these a better, more comfortable fit than a button up)
Don't wear your hair down, but choose a neutral hair tie and a classic hairstyle (this one is up to you, but my hair tends to shed all over).
Do sport a complementary lip color (a moisturizing balm is best because you'll be doing a lot of talking).
Don't over think your outfit - a neutral suit, black shoes, and basic accessories is all you need (simple is the key!)
Do be comfortable and be confident!
If you have any other recommendations for this post or the interview nail polish post, let me know in the comments and I'll be sure to add them to this list!
Stay Pretty, Miranda M.