The New Rules of What to Wear to an Interview
Dress to impress with these six foolproof strategies for making your outfit as polished as your résumé.
Step Out of the Shadows
Looking professional doesn't have to mean black (although we do appreciate its slimming effect). Choosing a classic top, pair of trousers or shift dress in a rich and vibrant color (like spring's bold tangerine
) demonstrates a certain level of confidence—a must-have for any job. Splashy prints, like florals or stripes
, can also be interview-appropriate...when worn in moderation. A patterned cardigan would work with a solid skirt or pair of pants. If you're prone to sweat, skip the light blue oxford or a silk blouse for something darker and thicker that won't reveal underarm wet spots.
Not ready to take the leap from charcoal to chartreuse? Think about a different, less-mournful neutral—like this season's sophisticated navy
. Glassman says it flatters almost any skin tone and can be paired with everything from fuchsia to camel.