What to Wear to a Job Interview
Good day Filly Flair Ladies! Are you excited for another gorgeous day in Sioux Falls? This truly is one the most beautiful times of the year with the shining sun, gentle snow, and crisp air... Honestly, there is such much beauty around us, I feel like we sometimes forget to appreciate it. Speaking of appreciating things, I have a job interview next week for a position I've worked really hard for! Now that I'm finished with school and have completed all of my internships and work studies, I'm pumped about getting into the field and starting my career.
I've spent a lot of time this past week trying to figure out exactly what to wear to my job interviewand I think I've landed one really good and solid look, outfitted below. On today's blog, I wanted to chat about what's appropriate to wear on a job interview so that the first impression you give off matches your job skills and work ethic! The first question you need to ask yourself is what type of environment does the company you're interviewing at have? You'll dress differently for an interview at a local boutique than you would for an interview at your local bank. So take the time to think about where you're interviewing. Are they youthful and fun or are they professional and serious?
If the position you're applying for is a little more serious, career-driven, and professional then you'll probably want to wear some kind of conservative outfit. Don't show too much skin like shoulders, deep v tops, or legs. If you have a nice top but feel the sleeves are too casual or cropped, the best solution is to throw on a cool blazer. Adding a blazer to your interview outfit shows you are confident, professional, and prepared to rock your interview.
You never want your interview outfit to be loud or distracting because the star of the show should be your resume, your mind, and what you can bring to the table for this company. If your outfit has too bold of a print or colors then your interviewer may have difficulty remembering your name and skills over your outfit. You never want to walk out of the room and have your interviewer only remember the giant floral print dress you wore in. Although in general large vibrant prints should be avoided, if they're subdued by more sophisticated neutral pieces like slacks and a blazer, then a pop of pattern is fine.
Lastly, below you'll see the outfit I chose for my interview this week. What do you think of my look? Do you love it or hate it? Let me know in the comments below! I opted for cool beige slacks, a black printed long sleeve top, and a blush-colored blazer. I think this look shows that I can dress professionally in a stylish way. Bringing confidence to an interview starts with your body language and how you've dressed. Let me know in the comments what you think of these looks and ideas. Good luck with your future job interviews, ladies! XOXO