What to wear for an Interview: Making a Fashionable First Impression

Trying to get my foot in the door of the fashion industry has taught me that first outfits are just as important as first impressions. In fact, they can make or break an outfit in my field. Going on interviews and getting complimented on my outfit right off the bat inspired me to give a guide on how to make a fashionable first impression, specifically when in the fashion industry. Months ago, I interviewed with a brand that is known for being casual and I was even urged by my professor to dress down. When looking at the other interviewees, I did realize I was a bit overdressed, but my mother always told me “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have”. That saying always stuck with me and now I see that as always, my mother was right. I always feel confident when interviewing because I know I put my best fashion foot forward and there is no such thing as “overdressed” when it comes to dressing appropriately for an interview.

Here are some outfit takeaways from previous interviews/career fairs I attended:

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Chunky Knit Sweater: A Fall Staple

Sweater weather is finally here and nothing screams “sweater weather” more than a classic chunky knit! I love knit sweaters not only for comfort and warmth, but because they are so easy to style. They make a statement on their own so you don’t have to put much effort into styling them. Along with sweatshirts, they are my “grab and go” piece that I resort to when I am in a rush or simply do not feel like ripping my wardrobe apart to find an outfit.

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In with the Baroque Print

There is something so classic about vintage fashion that will never fade. History repeats itself, especially in fashion and I am here for it! Baroque prints are another staple this season and you’re not just seeing them used by high-end designers, such as Versace and Dolce & Gabbana anymore. I love the timeless essence of the baroque print, as well as the the intricate details and individuality of each print.

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