I never know what to wear for a job interview.
I know I can default to dress pants, a button up shirt, sweater and heels, but in my profession, we are required to dress comfortably but still maintain a professional demeanor. We do a lot of lifting, bending and are always at risk for getting something on our clothes. Usually, we have to do a working interview, which requires us to actually come in and work with clients, so typical business wear isn't functional.
Case in point: Last summer while I was interning, I ripped out, count it, 3 crotches in 3 different pairs of dress slacks. I dropped them off to be fixed and the seamstress pulled me aside and said 'I went ahead and double reinforced the crotch in all of these so this can't happen again...' Well golly.
So, I usually sit in limbo of what to wear. This is my default setup: chinos, loose fitting short sleeved blouse and a cardigan for versatility, comfort and functionality, all while looking professional. I'm a one woman show.
I think it is easy in my profession to default to scrubs (pajamas all day? yes please.) or beat up work clothes that you don't mind sacrificing for a stain or a tear. But I like my colors, my patterns, and my details, so this outfit was an easy choice for me to give an indication of who I am, while still looking like I work in a professional setting and not the circus.
Although, I would probably give up my favorite skirt to be the girl in sequins and a feather headdress riding the elephant.
|Top: Forever 21 (2009) Sweater: Forever 21 (2008) |
Pants: NY&Co Outlet (2011)
Purse: Thrifted Flats: Target (2012)
**Also, mad props to my husband, who shot these for me on his first time using a DSLR!**