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Question:What can I wear to a job interview while on a budget?

Answer: As a college student, I know that being on a budget is difficult especially when you have an important occasion (like an interview) coming up. However, there is no need to fret because there are lots of places to get sophisticated pieces that will land you the job! H&M is a great place to start. They have lovely, basic items that are quality without breaking the bank (no one will even know you paid less than $50). For an interview, you want to look professional — without sacrificing your personal style.

One of the more common items to wear for an interview is the basic pencil skirt, but it doesn’t have to be so plain! Get a skirt that you feel comfortable and confident in. Break the rules and go for it! This knee length light beige skirt is perfect for an interview. It maintains the boundaries of professionalism, yet still looks absolutely chic. And the major plus is that it is $24.95 at H&M. It’s a win-win.

As for the top go with what you know. Pick a color that brings out your eyes or a print that makes you glow! When you look great, you feel great and when you feel great, you do great. This dark grey satin shirt from H&M contrasts perfectly with the light beige of the skirt. Not only that, but it is only $19.95! These pieces are basic, yet timeless which allows for use in multiple walks of life, not only in a work setting.

The shoes are crucial. It is imperative that you wear what you are most comfortable with. If you are not accustomed to heels, there are always great flats or loafers that will do the trick. These lace patterned loafers are fun and bring some pizazz to your look without bringing on the blisters, and they’re only $24.95 at H&M.

 

Interviews are exciting and a little nerve wrecking, but with the right outfit you will be unstoppable! Don’t be afraid to showcase your personal style and add touches like a statement necklace (this one from Charming Charlie’s) or a fun pair of shoes. Most importantly, be yourself and show them just how wonderful you are.