Hello lovelies and welcome or welcome back to my blog! Today's post is all about what to wear for an interview in 2020. I know this year has been crazy and very difficult for a lot of us. Trust me, I know.
I know a lot of you may be working, out of a job, or looking for a job right now, so I want to share my tips on what to wear for an interview specific to this year.
I've had various interviews so far in my career, and almost all of them have been very successful, and I attribute a large portion of that success to what I wear.
I'm not talking about anything sketchy--I mean dressing in such a way that shows your interviewer you're confident, classy, and to be remembered.
Interested in knowing my secrets to know what to wear to nail any interview? Then keep reading.
First, I want to share with you my outfit formula. This is the template you need for any interview look. This formula consists of:
1) A black or white blazer
2) Black or white pants (if you're doing a black blazer, black pants, and white pants with a white blazer)
3) A solid color top (color of your choice)
4) Pointed pumps
Now, this may seem really simple and straightforward, but I want to get into why this particular lineup works.
First, whether you're applying for an office job, fashion job, etc., neutrals always work. Bright colors can be fun, but they can appear a little unprofessional.
It's also hard to re-wear colors for various interviews if you don't want to look like you're always wearing the same thing.
Beige is a little dated and boring and doesn't have any pizazz to it. Black and white are classic. They are timeless, sophisticated, elegant, and look expensive.
I've had ups and downs with jobs, and at one point when looking for a new job, I had no interview clothes and couldn't really afford any. I went to Goodwill and bought a $7 black Ann Taylor blazer (that I still have and wear) and black pants for around $5, added a black old tank top I had at home with old black pumps, and I wore this look to numerous interviews.
At the time, it landed me a job where I had to go through two rounds of interviews, and my first interviewer who was female told me to dress just as cute in the second interview which was with the female owner, so I wore the same exact look and got the job!
You don't have to have a lot of money--I barely had any. Just do your best with what you have. Solid, black jeans can also go perfectly with a black blazer for an interview finished by pumps.
Another time in my career, I had a really nice white suit I bought from Forever 21. I didn't buy it for the interview, but I had it at the time, and I had a gorgeous burgundy top and burgundy purse to go with and black pointed pumps.
I struggled a little in my interview as it was my first job after high school, but I got the job. My interviewer let me know months later that the moment she saw me, she already knew she was going to hire me just by the way I was dressed.
I know--this sounds bizarre, but this is the world we live in. In both situations, I was only interviewed by women who liked me for who I was, but also because they liked the way I showed up dressed.
If you can only buy one thing (or maybe you already have one), invest in a blazer. You can get it from Goodwill and no one will know. Freshen it up at home with a little perfume or fabric spray, and it'll be like new.
Blazers can tie together any look and make one look professional and put together.
I also love pointed pumps as they scream sophistication and elegance. They also add maturity.
Also, I just want to reiterate that you don't have to spend a lot of money or any at all! You don't even need a lot of options. Just one nice look is all you need that you can re-wear over and over again.
What makes this outfit formula specific to 2020? Because this outfit formula is timeless, classic, and it works like a charm.
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R'Nelle CyRe' XX