Dress for Success
Four women in career transitions show their winning interview style.
O, The Oprah Magazine | From the April 2009 issue of O, The Oprah Magazine
Chic separates have a laid-back charm that puts interviewers at ease.
Michelle Kilic: Wall Street layoffs led this 38-year-old banker to switch from finance to investor relations—a side of the business with more client contact.
The Outfit: In the people-oriented field Michelle is targeting, her goal is to establish an approachable persona: Her green jacket, cane-print skirt (Talbots, $299 and $119), and silk shell (Shoshanna, $319) create the effect; accessories add a strong accent. "Plain and presentable is not enough," says Michelle, whose signatures include bold jewelry (earrings, Bounkit; ring, Zil; watch, Cartier) and distinctive leather standbys—belt (Moschino), bag (Anya Hindmarch), shoes (Christian Louboutin).
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