Your dress mode is your impress code, especially when it comes to interviews and professional life. Wear it well!
It’s a suit, of course; but every detail counts! Wear a suit you don’t wear to work every day. Upper your standards when you have a job interview because first impression is what stays in mind. However, your work suit should be classical, but not too fashionable. Keep it simple and elegant.
Wear a complete suit: matching pants and jacket, formal shirt, tie, socks and formal shoes.
Colors are second on the list. Don’t go flashy and colorful. Dark colors indicate a serious, powerful, well determined man. Gray, black or navy- blue are the three most desirable suit colors.
Accessories are a plus. Sometimes, wearing cufflinks is perceived as too much and can be considered as arrogance. However, if that’s your usual style and you don’t have shirts with buttons, wear very simple cufflinks: no jewels, stones or bling bling.
Watches should also to be simple, but quality is not to be compromised. You don’t have to put on the most expensive watch, yet not a sporty or digital one. It’s preferable to put on a leather hand watch.
Finally, perfume. You want to smell good, clean and neat; but you don’t want to suffocate your interviewers as well. There’s a fine line between taking it to the next level and exaggerating!
The choices are: skirt or pant suit. Definitely not a dress! Women suits are always subject to fashion. Don’t choose suits in satin, with sequin or with crazy patterns. Usually, women suits are made with linen, silk, wool or crepe.
Every woman knows her body and shape. Luckily, in the suits range you have many choices: V- neck, box jacket, Channel-style…etc. Don’t choose a suit that shows your weak points.
Just like men, women’s dress code for a job interview is to be distinguished and neat. Therefore, colors must be: gray, black, navy-blue. The same goes for your nails and makeup, ladies. Your facial expressions shouldn’t be covered under tons of makeup! Your nails are to be short and neatly polished.
If you decide on wearing a skirt suit, keep it on a knee-length. If you’re more conservative or in doubt, wear pants.
Shoes are your next target! Toe shoes, open back shoes, sandals or shiny shoes are to be avoided.
Your hairstyle should be as professional as your look. It is preferable to pull your clean hair into a ponytail if you have long hair. In case of short hair, style it in a very descent way.
You don’t have to adopt this look daily… sometimes, it’s a once in a lifetime!