Bitter Style: Fashion Tips for Interviews
Most important thing to remember is: Let your resume and interpersonal skills make the impression, not your wardrobe.
- Wear a solid or conservative pinstripe suit (either skirt or pant) in dark gray, navy or black.
- Dress clean and sharp. No clutter, no frills.
- Make sure your suit choice fits properly. Not too baggy or too tight.
- Wear a simple shoe–preferably a 2 to 3 ½ inches high.
- Wear a noticeable perfume. So many people are allergic!
- Show off your cleavage or butt. It’s an interview, not a date.
- Wear fashion-statement jewelry. Stick to simple stud earrings. No dangles.
- Get too fashion-forward or tragically hip. Could be distracting.
- Wear shoes with too high a heel or an open toe.
- Go with bare legs.
- Wear a solid or conservative pinstripe suit in dark gray or navy.
- Wear a white or light blue shirt. Simple blue pinstripe is okay, too.
- Wear a semi-spread collar shirt. With collar stays!
- Wear a two-button suit. Three-button is okay if you’re tall and slender.
- Match your belt to your shoes.
- Make sure your socks are the same basic shade as your trouser.
- Wear a simple black or brown dress shoe. Lace-up is preferable to loafer.
- Get a shoeshine prior to your interview.
- Wear a black suit. No matter what your super-cool agent friend from LA tells you.
- Wear theme or college ties—even it’s close to the holidays and you went to Oxford.
- Wear noticeable cologne. It’s just lame.
- Wear penny or tasseled loafers.
- Wear a vest underneath your suit. Looks good on the guy in GQ, but not on you.
- Wear a bow tie. In fact, don’t even think about it.
Pinstripe blazer & matching trousers in grotto blue
Isadora pinstripe mid-length jacket & matching trousers in canvas