They say first impressions are everything, but it’s especially true when it comes to an interview.
The season and the company’s dress code all must be taken into consideration, which can be a challenge during the winter months. On one hand, you want to dress appropriately for the weather, and on the other, you want to exude confidence.
For shoes, it’s best to stick with ones you can walk in. So if heels aren’t a style you wear on a regular basis, choosing stilettos won’t be the ideal choice for an interview. (Plus, walking in stilettos during a winter storm is not a good idea.)
We compiled seven head-to-toe looks that will help you land that dream job.
Accent With an Unexpected Pop of Color
Make a memorable impression wearing a color that’s noticeable enough but not too in your face. Try a mustard oversized turtleneck sweater and cream pants with matching cone-heeled boots. This may not be suitable for a law firm, but it could be perfect for a creative company.
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Go for a Midi
Choosing a midi skirt is a safe interview option, as it’s fancier than jeans. Complement it with a chunky turtleneck sweater like this cropped option from Proenza Schouler. And finish with a sock bootie for extra coverage in the winter.
Sprinkle in Prints and Colors
Dress Up Denim
If the company you’re looking to work for is more on the relaxed side, reach for dark denim but elevate it with a white blouse and a black blazer in velvet. To complete your look, choose matching velvet Mary Jane flats.
Keep It Simple
Add a Dash of Charm
This stylish ensemble shows class and confidence. The turtleneck with a motif gives the look some charm, and the wool knee-length skirt is suitable for winter. These patent leather Marc Fisher boots are a great alternative to a high-heeled pump during the cold months, as well.
Select a Warmer Color Palette
Wearing warm colors such as brown and burgundy is fitting for an interview during the winter. If dresses are your thing, make sure to wear at least a knee-high boot for more coverage, such as this slouchy style from Banana Republic.
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