Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dress For Success

First impressions are so important, don't you think? I thought it would be helpful to come up with a few "job interview" outfit options for my readers that will work for women of any age on and on any budget... There are some very easy rules to follow when choosing your ensemble, keep your look chic and simple, invest in some great basics like black pants or a black pencil skirt, a classic white or pinstripe blouse and taupe or black pumps. You want to keep your look conservative and avoid trendy pieces, things like bright patterns, animal prints and sky high stilettos are distracting to the interviewer. You want to feel confident and poised, your outfit should compliment your skills and personality... Remember that less is more, your hair and makeup should look polished and clean, dark smokey eye makeup and big teased hair are a major no-no for an interview. Dress for the job you want, when you feel good about how you look you will naturally exude confidence to your prospective employer.

Outfit 1 ~
Tailored black pants and a pinstripe blouse are a go-to job interview ensemble, it's a classic look that will work for any body type and any age. I kept my jewellery simple with a classic gold watch and bracelet and opted for a pair of neutral pumps. An unfussy ponytail and clean simple makeup complete the look.

Outfit 2 ~
A simple black sheath dress over a crisp white blouse looks completely polished and professional, I completed the look with dark red kitten heels and a chic black skinny belt. You can still show your personality in your outfit as long as you keep your look classy!

Key Pieces ~
Here are some great affordable pieces from H&M that are job interview appropriate and totally affordable, these are also great investment pieces to add to your professional wardrobe ~

                                                                Black Blazer $39.90
                                                           Navy Blue Pencil Skirt $29.90
                                                                 Pinstripe Blouse $19.90

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