Fashion dos and don’ts for an interview

Fashion dos and don’ts for an interview

Provided By GirlsHealth.gov
While high school may be the perfect place to display your flair for the latest styles, a job or college interview is not the place to make a fashion statement. A large part of any interview is based on the non-verbal portion — which includes your appearance and what you wear. If you are not properly dressed, it may ruin everything that your background and resume show you have accomplished. Follow the below guidelines for successful interview dress.
Do
Solid color (such as blue or black) pantsuit or skirt suit
Skirt should be no more than three inches above the knees
Stockings (neutral or color of shoes)
Dress with coordinated blazer
Dressy button down shirt, neatly tucked in
Neatly trimmed nails (if polished, clear or neutral)
Not more than one ring per hand; dress watch

Don’t
Capri pants, leggings, jeans
Short skirt; mini dress
Bare legs
Strapless or spaghetti strap dress Low neckline, see-through fabric, midriff-baring top
Very long fingernails, chipped nail polish, wild nail polish (green, blue, black, etc.)
Visible body piercing and tattoos

If you are still unsure about your interview outfit, have a parent or friend help you out. Also remember, chewing gum, smoking, or smelling like smoke during an interview is not appropriate. Arrive on time, be confident about yourself, and be enthusiastic about the job!