Knit blazer, $52
Vila mini skirt, 7.50
Luichiny hot pink heels, $90
Mary jane high heels, $30
JCPenney gold earrings, $55
R.J. Graziano gold earrings, $60
Deborah Lippmann Across the Universe Nail Color, $18
Butter London 3 Free Lacquer Nail Polish, $14
What you wear to an interview is just as important as what is on your resume. It’s been said that 55 percent of a first-impression comes from non-verbal cues; proper appearance is vital. Create an image you will want employers to remember you by, think of it as branding yourself. Scored an interview? Here are some dos and don’ts to help you dress for success to seal the deal during the interview.
DO: Wear hair back and pulled away from the face
DON’T: Overdo jewelry; keep it simple with one set of earrings or a statement piece. Chandelier, hoop earrings and large beaded necklaces should not be worn.
DO: Wear clothing that flatters your skin tone and is in-season. Touches of color around the neckline add to plain suits, jackets and skirts.
DON’T: Wear sheer pieces, trendy clothing or show significant amounts of skin. Anything that resembles a nightgown is not appropriate. Make sure cleavage is covered, especially during Skype interviews.
DO: Don a well-fitted jacket. Make sure sleeves are proper length. Monochromatic colors like grey, navy blue, brown, taupe and camel are favorable choices.
DON’T: Wear open toe heels, sandals or boots. Up to 3 inch heels are best height. Bags and shoes should match.
DO: Get a manicure before the interview. Nails should be neatly manicured, medium length, and if painted, have subtle colors. Chipped polish, decals, sparkles or other decals are unprofessional.
DON’T: Overdo makeup. Just mascara and lip-gloss help make a professional appearance. Lots of eye shadow, bronzers or blushes are not flattering or tasteful.
DO: Be confident. Whatever you wear, make sure it frames you.