I will never forget showing up to my first job interview when I was sixteen years old with wet hair. YEP, wet hair. Needless to say, I nailed the interview with my confidence BUT left a sloppy first impression to the boutique owner. Ten years later, working as a manager of a high-end boutique like Stile, I have learned my lesson and recognize the importance of dressing appropriately, head to toe.
Whether we like it or not, what we wear gives off the first impression to any hiring manager. Dressing sloppy or bypassing something as simple as blowdrying your hair gives off the impression that you don't care. What to wear to a job interview can depend on the job and company you're interviewing for, but one thing is for certain - you should always look professional and polished. Here are some tips I've learned through my interview experience and some looks to have in your closet to help you land your next job interview:
T I P S
B L A Z E R C H I C
A blazer has the ability to elevate any outfit, and can take any dress or trouser pant to the next level. A blazer is also a great way to look professional while showing off your personal style. I personally love wearing a simple outfit with a textured blazer like leather on top to spice it up. Side note: I was never a blazer girl until I started working at Stile and now I can't get enough of them. As soon as I put it on I feel that boss b*tch energy!!
A P O L I S H E D L B D
Never underestimate the power of a little black dress. A sophisticated, knee or midi-length dress is always a classic to have in your wardrobe. It looks professional for any job and can be dressed up with a heel or dressed down with some flats and a blazer.
T H E P E R F E C T W O R K P A N T
S W E A T E R V E S T S
I have never been a sweater vest girl, but I recently hopped on the trend when I saw some of my fave celebs like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid rocking them. A sweater vest is a great option to wear to an interview and a fun change-up from the normal blouse. Below, are two of my faves in store. Layered with a white button down underneath for a more tailored look.
C L A S S I C J E W E L S
Most importantly, be yourself, be confident, don't forget to blowdry your hair (lol) and you'll nail that interview! To join our Stile team, click the link below to apply!