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: