It’s about that time. The end of the year is near, and all the seniors are in the midst of interview season. The days are dwindling down and the “real world” is getting closer. One job application after the next, and you are beginning to realize that you need some cute business attire. If you are in the field of Apparel Merchandising or Design, like me, I know from my own experience, that you want to look presentable, while keeping your own unique style in mind. Even if you are not in the same field of study, I’m sure the same goes for you as well. A nice suit is needed for many occasions, including a job interview. If you are not graduating just yet, I'm sure you are still encountering other interviewing, such as for student organization leadership positions. A suit that stands out puts a Post-It note in the interviewer's mind to remember you. The most important thing about an interview is for you to stand out. Here are a few different ways to wear a suit, while looking the part, and also keeping your own style in mind:
This suit will definitely keep you in the interviewer's mind! If you are interviewing in the spring, this color will pop when you walk through the door. Bright and fun are the things to keep in mind when picking out a suit. This will work with any type of suit including a pants suit, a skirt, or a nice conservative dress. Be ready to see some smiling faces when you walk in the room.
Magenta Suiting Jacket- New York and Company
A classic black suit is a staple to have in your closet. If you are in a rush to get to an interview, this is always a garment you can reach for. This type of suit shows the interviewers that you are a serious, hard-working person and you are ready for any job. It is a very presentable suit and resembles a clean-cut ensemble.
Jones Wear® Womens Suit, Three Piece- JC Penny
If you are wearing a simple dress, spice it up with a long trench coat. Keeping the jacket and dress a few inches above the knee is a good presentable length. Since you are choosing to wear a one-colored dress, the jacket stands out the most if you choose a printed fabric. This black and white mixed jacket contrasts against the black simple garment.
Just like the classic black suit, the little black dress is a must to have in your closet. This dress is wonderful because it can be worn for many different occasions. You can wear this to an interview and change it up by adding a belt and a fun necklace to go out at night. Whatever event is coming your way, you will be ready for it in this LBD.
Boat Neck Fitted Dress- Gucci
The all-white suit. This suit is the most clean-cut you can get. Make sure if you buy a suit in this tone that you only wear it after Easter. This Akris suit sells separately by each piece. Although this brand falls into a very high price range, you can find a similar all-white suit at many other stores. Do not be fooled by the expensiveness of this garment- just keep on the lookout for one that resembles it.
Akris Shawl-Collar Jacket, Shutter-Pleat Blouse & Floor-Length Pants- Neiman Marcus
Akris Shawl-Collar Jacket
Akris Floor-Length Pants
Akris Shutter-Pleat Blouse
Mix and matching is wonderful if you only have a skirt or a suit jacket, not a set. The black and white look of this suit has a vintage feel to it. The jacket has black buttons to match the black skirt and the top of it is surrounded by ruffles. Wear this retro-looking suit and be different among the common suits everyone else is wearing.
Kasper Suit, Ruffled Jewel Button Jacket & Skirt- Macys