Your accessories can say a lot about you, and when first impressions matter most, such as at an interview, you don’t want hoop earrings and bracelets to distract your potential boss. When preparing your outfit, make sure you keep it classy and maybe even polish up some of your specifically professional accessories, as some items may not be suitable for going into the business world or vice versa.
The next five accessories will give you the confidence you need and keep your interviewer focused, and the best part is they’re easy to put together even when working on a budget!
Apart from a wedding ring, a watch is the only other piece of jewelery that you should actually wear when shaking hands. Watches not only symbolize eternal class but they also have a power that shows that you are ready to take on any job.
Try to stay away from crazy neon colors, but bright pastels, neutral earth tones, and classic black or white give you enough options to choose something cute from the bunch.
Fossil makes some great everyday causal watches, which may come in handy after the interview is over, and you’ll want to spend the money spent on an expensive purchase.
Leave the noisy earrings for a celebratory night after you’ve had your interview. Stud is more than a winner when it comes to the world of business.
Pearls, tiny diamonds, or metal earrings will all work, even if they’re not real gems or gold! If you have a lot of piercings in your ears, try to get just two or even just one pair in. This may not seem like a big deal, but more conservative companies can have strict policies.
Geometric shapes are a fashionable way to take buttons to the next level because they can play off the different textures or patterns you wear in your clothes.
Closed Toe Heel
There are many options for heels out there, but a closed toe is a must! Be thankful you can skip the pedicure and cover those toes with a good pair of pumps or stilettos… as long as you can walk in them!
If you’re wearing black and dark gray, try using your heels to create a pop of color in your outfit by using a strong color like red or purple. Playing it safe with black or white heels will always work as long as they’re not showing off any crazy embellishments, you might appreciate Jeffery Campbell’s pricey pair with spikes in the back but your future boss probably won’t.
Skip the old grandmother’s jacket with shoulder pads and go for a more current look with a collarless blazer or a shawl collar blazer in metallic linings or dark sheikh leather. Zara makes some great jackets that aren’t too expensive, but don’t skimp on quality.
Usually a dark gray or black blazer is preferred which allows you to show off some color underneath with a collared blouse or shirt. However, again if you are going for this as your bit of flavour, try to stick to white or nude in satin to keep the cut clean.
Wrapped around the top of a skirt or to align your waist with a dress, a pencil belt can add flare to a boring interview outfit. Most business attire can create a boxy or manly look that doesn’t flatter a woman’s figure. By wearing a pencil belt, you can show off the curves hidden under the blazer without looking provocative or unprofessional.
So as you can see, dressing up for an interview isn’t as boring as it seems! There are some stylish accessories that will still let you flaunt your personality while keeping it appropriate in the workplace.
Finally, once you’ve loaded up all your accessories, don’t forget to tone down the perfume, keep the makeup simple and smile! Confidence in your appearance will surely shine through.