Every time a job interview rolls around, we find ourselves asking the same question: what should we wear? Well, they say that when you’re going to an interview, dress like you already have the job. An interview is the time where you need to dress like you can fit in. Ill-fitting clothes, whether they’re too tight or too loose, do not look decent.
Classics and neutral colors
Stick to classics and neutrals such as grey, black and white, and softer hues like beige and khaki. No one can go wrong with these.
If you like to dress in prints, wear subtle patterns. Bright and loud prints should be reserved for anywhere outside the work environment. They tend to look overbearing and distracting.
Pastels are a good option as well, because they are easy on the eyes. Avoid piling on more than two pastel colors at one time, however, or you will risk ending up looking like macaroons.
Keep it modest
Revealing and low cut tops are not right for job interviews, either. Flimsy shirts, backless tops, and plunging necklines should be out of sight and out of mind. They will draw attention to the wrong places. You want to keep a professional look so stay away from platform heels and noisy, extra embellishments.
Many times, we are clueless about what jewelry to wear to an interview and how much jewelry is the right amount. Follow the classic rule of “less is more,” and for an interview, going with too much can even cost you your job. Conservative jewelry is appropriate and works for almost any interview.
However, f you are going to enter a creative field, or have an interview at a retail jewelry store, then fashion jewelry and designer jewelry would be more your kind of a thing. You see, in these industries they may get an idea of your creativity by the outfits you wear, or the kind of jewelry you adorn yourself with.
For a conservative and formal work environment, elegant and timeless pieces send an authoritative message. Don’t wear jewelry made from plastic or cheap beads. Semi-precious stones and metals speak sophistication. Shiny metal jewelry and sloppy enameling do not. Anything that is too gaudy and blingy should be avoided.
Silver and gold studs
As for earrings, silver and gold studs are a must-have. They are versatile and can be worn to formal places as well as casual events. When you’re wearing statement necklaces or bracelets, complement them with these minimal silver and gold studs. Silver and gold studs are universal and can be worn with almost anything, everywhere you go.
Statement necklaces should be avoided at all costs. You should be the prime focus of your interview and not your jewelry. Opt for a single strand of pearls or a simple pendant necklace. When wearing rings, keep in mind that more than two rings can look distracting. With that said, a thin ring or a band looks absolutely on point. Bracelets and bangles clang and jingle as you make hand gestures, so refrain from this look because the noise can be distracting during your interview.