Let’s Look the Part

When beginning your new position it is important to leave a good impression with not only your attitude but most importantly with how you look. Having a good understanding of professional business wear can really help you stand out in the interview process. To help get a better idea of the dress code, the corporate culture of your office should be your guide. Dress to impress when it comes to interviews to make a great first impression.

Suits:
Traditional formal attire consists of a business shirt, formal suit, tie and leather accessories. However, revamp those guidelines with a sports jacket and tie, dress pants, button-down or traditional business shirt or nice turtleneck, dress shoes, and attractive accessories. Trouser cuffs should stop on the tops of your shoes. There should be no gap between your pants and your shoes.

Dresses/Skirts:
It’s always a safe bet to stay on the conservative side for professional wear. Since skirts and dresses vary in length here are some things to keep in mind while picking a skirt.
Sit Down Test- before buying it, make sure to always try it on. In the dressing room sit down with your garment to make sure it is comfortable and doesn’t expose too much. If you have major thigh exposure and need constant adjustments then leave it in the store.
Find Balance- Best practice is to focus on balance. Your skirt length could be perfect but if it’s paired with the wrong top (or shoe) it could look wrong. A good guideline we suggest is if the skirt is slim or straight line we pair with either a slim top or a full blouse and tuck it in.  If the skirt is full or a-line, we only pair it with a fitted top.

Shoes:
Aim to keep footwear simple. Keep shoes clean and polished. Heels should be no higher than two inches. Closed toe pumps are preferred, however, open toed shoes are acceptable for a more casual look. Shine your shoes, even if you think you don’t have to.

Accessories:
When it comes to accessories, think quality over quantity. A statement piece is preferable over multiple bracelets.

Avoid:
Stay clear of jeans, sneaker, shorts, crop tops, low-cut blouses, or any see-through clothes to show undergarments. Although we know you can rock any outfit, a professional look is what we are going for.