What won't get you the job? Showing up drenched in flop sweat because it's a thousand degrees outside and you have on a wool suit. Here's what I suggested What To Wear poster Michelle try when she posed this fashion dilemma…
The key to looking professional without melting: a trusty sheath dress. A tailored, sleeveless sheath in a not-too-wild color is acceptable attire for most workplaces nowadays. For an interview though, stick with neutrals unless the company you're trying to get hired at is kinda creative; then I'd say even one with a chic pattern could work.
When it comes to shoes, there's no need to go grandma, but now's not the time to pull out your sexy stilettos either (yes, even if they're black). Think stylish but slightly conservative, like say, a pair of menswear inspired lace-ups or neutral pumps with interesting details like a trendy wood heel or summery white trim.
Don't forget to add just a touch of color. Since most people don't have any fun at all with their interview outfits, it will help you stand out from the other applicants. With a sheath, I'd go for a super skinny belt in a vibrant hue.
On the jewelry front, stick to studs and one not-too-trendy, not-too-stiff piece that will, again, set you apart from the blah competition. Right now I'm loving mixed chain and pearl necklaces.
Finally, if you're just not sure about the bare-arms thing, bring a lightweight blazer to throw on once you actually enter the air-conditioned building.
Got a fashion dilemma you need solved-stat! Post your question over at What To Wear then tell us, if you're looking for a job right now what's your go-to interview outfit? And if you've ever interviewed for a job during the summer, what did you wear. Discuss!
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