Thursday, February 27, 2014

What to Wear: Bay Area Job Interview

Two good friends of mine happen to have big job interviews coming up next week. And, I just happened to go to a great event hosted by XX in Health last night focused on how to dress for a job interview in San Francisco's tech community. The secret? Put together an outfit inspired by a J.Crew mannequin, with a dash of your own style:
Sweater - This J.Crew merino sweater in warm jade is on sale for $44.
Shirt - Add a chambray shirt, this one is $24 from Old Navy, underneath the sweater.
Skirt - This "wow" pencil skirt from Boden is $124 and comes in cute pattern choices. Their sizing tends to run more curvy than American brands.
Shoes - An important job interview is the perfect excuse to splurge on these $240 navy suede pumps from Club Monaco.
Belt - A basic skinny brown belt in natural leather.
iPad Case - A lovely leather envelope for your obligatory iPad or Macbook Air.
Purse - If you get the job, you could reward yourself with this $900 Tiffany & Co. leather tote.
Bracelets - Gold and teal bangles add some polish.
Watch - A Kate Spade watch with orange leather strap adds a contrast color detail.
Earrings - Gold and orange enamel studs, also from Kate Spade, help bring in another dash of bright.
Glasses - Don't forget your trendy hipster glasses!
Lipstick - Coral lipstick with staying power so you don't have to worry about reapplying mid-interview.

Of course, every job interview and every interview-e requires something a bit different. Feel free to email me if you have an important job interview coming up and want advice on what to wear.

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