Most industries today have adopted the casual work attire. Some are even okay with mid-week jeans. But when you are appearing for an interview, your attire makes or breaks the first impression. So can you get away with a blouse and jeggings, or do you need to me more formal? Work-wear lines have blurred and we are sure every industry demands that your clothes reflect a level of formality. But there are certain things that are un-welcomed in every industry, for any interview.
Here are five things you must, must avoid during an interview.
Denims usually are synonymous with bare minimum and usually translate to a lassiez-faire attitude. Even if you are going for an interview in casual-wear workplace, swap your jeans with a chic trouser or classic black jeggings.
Bohemian, flowy wear is another no-go. You are there to show you are sharp and detail oriented. Your free-spirited attire may be construed as sloppy sometimes. It is best to switch to a more sober fabric.
These are a big no-no. Your posture and walk are important when you are trying to make a good impression. Wearing uncomfortable footwear – heels or flats – will only distract you. Avoid shoes that are new and tend to pinch your toes.
An oversized bag
An oversized bag is usually used when you need to carry a lot of items. Considering this is probably your first meeting you do not need most of the usual stuff. Ditch it for a well-structured satchel or handbag. If you need to carry a big folder, you can always hold it separately in your arm.
Anything too trendy
Sheer, bomber jackets, cold-shoulder tops are all great and trendy for that perfect night out. But should steer clear of the trendy outfits for this occasion. You don't want them to be more impressed by your outfit than you!
Now that you know what to avoid, here's a tip to nail the appropriate interview attire. All you have to do is pick an outfit that is the best version of your definition of 'professional'. Wear something that you associate with the words sharp and fresh.