Just like a ton of other women out there, you may be wondering exactly what to wear to an interview in 2012, so I decided I will make a quick post that gives you a few ideas on what you can pull off at an interview. The easiest way to remember what to wear for an interview is to just think about “dressing for success”. Granted there are a ton of successful people in the world that are in their jeans and their flip flops, but when we think of corporate America you definitely want to think of a full blown business attire.
Let’s take a look at some of these Billionaire Women and what they are wearing:
(In case you are wondering who they are…Abigail Johnson, Hind Hariri, and Begumhan Dogan Faralyali)
What do these three Billionaire women have in common? As you can see, all of these “power” women are wearing suits and have a polished look. This means that even if it is 2012, you can STILL wear a suit with a blouse and look like a million dollars. You will not need to spend hundreds of dollars to get yourself a “pulled together” look, but you will definitely want to grab a few staple items that you will be able to wear multiple times with a number of other items. Here are staple items that you will want to grab:
Black slacks- You can never go wrong with black slacks. They can paired with just about anything and can be worn for work or for a night out to dinner.
White blouse- Just like the black slacks, there is so much that you can do with a white blouse. Not only can you wear it for work and dress it up, but you will be able to wear it with jeans, shorts, and skirts and dress it down.
Black Suit- When dressing up for an interview, a black suit is probably one of the top and safest choices to wear. You should definitely be able to pull off a black suit with just about anything. You can also use the blazer with jeans, dresses, etc. and you can wear the skirt with blouses without the blazer for a more casual look.
It is better to be safe than sorry and to keep it simple. You want to make sure you also have closed toe pumps with a shorter heel. You do not want to wear a heel higher than 4 inches since it does not seem too professional. You should know exactly what to wear to an interview by keeping it safe with the pieces mentioned above. If you have any questions, be sure to comment and I will reply ASAP! 😉