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What to wear to an interview….in winter

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We predict a job offer in your near future. We know that nerve wrecking feeling, thinking about those curveball questions that will be thrown your way.

A job interview is stressful enough, but your outfit shouldn’t be one of your problems.

That’s where we come in. We have seen countless interview ensembles in our day, and at this point we have identified what works (modern suits) and what doesn’t (maxi dresses). Yes, you want to look important, but not in a flashy way!

Here are some of the top 5 CLASSY and APPROPRIATE items to help you on your interview, this coming season.

THE COAT
You want to leave an impression? When you arrive for your interview, your topcoat may make that vital first impression.

That’s why it’s essential to invest in a professional-looking coat that fits well.

Mid-thigh or longer is the way to go so the coat covers the bottom of your blazer or suit jacket.

A nicely styled trench coat IS A DEFINATE classic.

You can always remove your coat and roll up your sleeves!

FOOTWEAR
There are two ways to approach interview footwear. You may choose to purchase a nice, professional-looking pair of boots.

Pick a neutral tone or classic black so the boots would match most outfits.

The other option is to wear boots or overshoes, carry business-style shoes, and change your footwear when you reach the interview.

Make sure your shoes and boots are clean and polished.

It’s easy for them to pick up road salt or grim in winter, so take time to clean them and make sure they are well cared for.

For you bros, don a black, brown or cordovan shoe.

Wear a simple lace up and don’t forget to match your socks with the colour of your pants.

ACCESSORIES -DETAILS
You want the interviewer to pay attention to your answers and not to be distracted by the dust on your shoes or shaking hands from the cold.

If it’s windy, choose slacks over a skirt. If you opt for a skirt, you may want to stick to nude or sheer black pantyhose, but an even better choice is opaque tights.

Tights can make the transition from boots to pumps without losing their style.

Keep jewerly to a minimum- a simple watch would do.

Don’t forget your gloves before the interview to keep warm. You dont want to be shaking in there!

COLOUR
You don’t have to be in black. And you don’t have to look solemn.

Find out which colour looks good on you and balance that with a neutral colour but You don’t want to wear anything that is too bright or off-putting.

Break up a basic black or grey suit with a pop of colour to liven up your interview look.

Studies have shown that hiring managers think that white means you’re “organized” while you are more likely to get the job when you wear navy blue to an interview than any other colour because it oozes- Team player.

Perfect.

SUITS AND SHIRTS
A white cotton shirt, worn with a dark suit and tie, makes a powerful entrance.

A good rule of thumb is, the darker the shirt, the less powerful the look.

Steer clear from colours such as deep purple, chocolate brown or black.

An alternative option to a white dress shirt would be a light blue, cotton dress shirt.

GaTshy NOTE
DETAILS THAT MATTER

— Leather briefcase or portfolio
— Well groomed, clean shaven face and fingernails
— Cleaned and polished shoes (Pay special attention to the heels and soles)
— Conservative watch with a link or leather band
— Black or neutral color trench coat (Inclement weather)