Who would have thought I would need so many professional attire outfits before I even landed a job? For a third round interview, I knew I wanted something that spoke to my more creative side, while still coming off as completely professional. My dad, who works in human resources, would probably be mortified to know I wore a red skirt to an interview! He’s of the old-school mentality that interview outfits should be the classic black suit, safe black pumps and button-up silk blouse.
I think, depending upon the job, that might be the right outfit to wear. But since my interviewer knew I have a fashion blog I figured the black suit wasn’t mandatory. The red pencil skirt is still professional. The blazer keeps the classic structure of a suit while being on trend with the stripes. The scarf was due to the weather being chilly but I ended up just leaving it on even after the commute.
Tip: When interviewing, find out about the company and make sure to dress professionally while remaining you.
Skirt: The Limited
Jacket: TJ Maxx
Shoes: Diane von Furstenberg, via Second Time Around
Necklace: New York & Co.
Ring: from my Grandma