Later this week, I have an interview for an internship. Even though it’s a phone interview and I will probably be in my pajamas since it’s late at night (thanks to the annoying time difference between me and the company), this won’t stop me from thinking about dressing professionally. I’ve always loved business casual - some people think it’s boring, but I think it can look cute and fun if done right. While I’m no pro at getting a job (hello, unemployed college student life), here are the sartorial steps toward landing your dream job:
- Look for Job When you’re looking for a job, you want to be as comfy as possible. Dozens of job descriptions will be read, inquiry emails sent, cover letters written, and applications filled out. Considering this, a good outfit would be a soft camisole, a light hoodie, and stretchy leggings. The only accessories needed at this point of the game are your phone and laptop. To finish off the look, slip into some comfy Tory Burch Jelly Bow Ballet Flats from Daniel Footwear.
- Prep for Interview Once you’ve found a job, it’s time to prepare for the interview. Whether you’re shopping for your interview outfit or curled up at your favorite coffeeshop reading up on the position you’ve applied for, you want to look cute but still stay comfy so you can relax before the big day. Tory Burch Reva Flats from Daniel Footwear are perfect for this, paired with a breton stripe top and trouser shorts. Some cool sunglasses, a statement necklace, and a satchel will finish off the look.
- The Interview For the interview, keep your look simple but polished. You want your interviewer to see you as a stylish and sophisticated woman, but you definitely want to be seen as more than your clothing. For the interview outfit, work your way up from the shoes since that’s the first thing they’ll see when they look up from their desk as you walk in. They should be work sensible with a heel no higher than 4". These Michael Kors Ionna Pump Court Shoes in navy patent leather from Daniel Footwear are perfect for the job. A pale shift dress combined with a dark structured blazer is a good outfit. Accessorize simply with a watch and a pouch, and wear minimal makeup save for falsies to draw the interviewer’s attention to your eyes.
- Land the Job If you rocked the interview, congratulations, you now have a job! Once you’re established in your position in the company, you can add some flair to your workday outfit. Coated leggings and an embellished collar top can be spiced up with a striped cropped blazer. A chunky bangle and and a large metallic colored handbag are chic and professional accessories. To tie the outfit together, pull on your favorite power shoes, like these absolutely gorgeous Michael Kors Bethany Peep Toe High Heels in black suede from Daniel Footwear. This kind of outfit can even take you from the office to celebratory drinks after work with your brand new coworkers.
While I won’t be in need of these outfits for my phone interview or even if I get the internship, all of these beautiful shoes are still going on my wishlist. Daniel Footwear offers a wide selection of amazing shoes and it was hard for me to pick just these four for my post about the store.
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What is your go-to interview outfit?