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dress for a job

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There’s no point in denying that first impressions are everything. So, making a great fashion statement is more than important, no matter the job you’re applying for. Do a little research about the company. Find out whether the workplace culture is serious or laid back. Also, try to learn about your possible future boss. This piece of information could definitely give you a heads up about how to dress and behave. Here’s some inspiration for how to dress for a job interview at a startup: 

A Skirt and Top

Let’s face it, who doesn’t like a well dressed person? My point exactly! It’s very important to get noticed not only because of your resume, but because of your outfit as well. Just make sure that you don’t overdo it! Do not go straight for the suit for the very first meeting with your employer. Instead, grab a high-waisted pencil skirt and a silk chiffon blouse for a sophisticated and classy look. Tuck the blouse in if you prefer, but it’s not always necessary. And of course, don’t forget the pumps. I certainly do not recommend putting on the highest pair of heels you own. Go for something you feel comfortable in. You’ll be nervous enough about the interview, so don’t let your shoes ruin the day for you.

If you do not feel comfortable wearing heels at all, go for classic flats. Pick a pair free of bows or frilly details because you want to look serious, yet chic. Don’t overwhelm your outfit with accessories. Whether it’s a chunky bracelet, necklace, ring, or watch, wear only one piece of jewelry. It’s extremely important to not overdo it.

dress for a job

Pencil skirt / $44, asos.com

A Work Dress

Sometimes finding a matching shirt and pencil skirt can be tricky. To spare yourself of the trouble and unnecessary pressure, why not choose a dress? However, the dress must not be too short! Go with a simple black dress, or opt something a bit more daring in a fun pattern or bright color. Just make sure it’s still appropriate for a job interview. Also, avoid dresses that are too tight. Always go for something a little loose and comfortable. The same accessory rule goes for dresses: don’t overdo it!

dress for a job

Purple Wrap Dress – $148 / zappos.com, Black Satchel Bag – $825 / neimanmarcus.com

Job interviews are never easy. But with dedication and the right outfit, you can ace your interview! Remember this: no matter what, stay classy.