Chelsea Chic: Tips on How to Dress for Success

With graduation approaching soon, some of us will take the first step into our future, bringing us closer to our dream careers.

Hopefully everyone has heard the saying, “There’s a difference between a job and a career.” A job is a regular minimum wage place that you go to, just to afford to get by in life, while a career, is your dream job. It’s going to not only make a difference in your life, but also set an example for someone else’s.

Depending on your career choice, the style of dress you can pick for the job interview will vary. Standards are changing, and not every job requires that you wear a full blown suit to an interview. Some interviewers like to see an appropriately stylish side of their hopeful employees.

  • A pencil skirt and a classic blouse are infallible for when it comes to meeting with anyone. To really wow your interviewer or new boss, take your outfit into a more inspired direction, using soft color tone prints or even an aesthetic color pop pencil skirt.
  • A lot of girls don’t really enjoy wearing heels to any function, so if you are going to bite the bullet for your first interview, go for a low 2-3 inch heel to make sure you feel comfortable and don’t look like you’re going clubbing. Also try to stay with neutral colors, such as black, nude, navy and blue.
  • Make sure to never wear anything that requires a strapless bra or shows any panty lines. It is inappropriate to the workplace environment, and leaves very little to the imagination. You don’t want your appearance to invite negative comments, or to be a distraction from the work you’re about to put in.
  • There is always going to be a huge debate on what type of hair is acceptable for the workplace. I strongly believe that no matter if your hair is bone straight or wild and curly, you can wear it any way you like. But one thing is always sure: never wear wet hair to an interview or to work, it gives you the appearance of looking like you just woke up. You want all your fellow coworkers to know you have ample amount of time to prepare and primp yourself, and still manage to get to work in a timely fashion.

These tips are not only helpful for your first career job interview, but can also be used as a basis for planning any job-appropriate outfit. Remember that if you look good, you’ll feel good, and will consequently perform your job even better!

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