Written By Suzy Walsh
Even though we are inching closer to going back to the pre-pandemic era with vaccines doing the rounds in the newsroom, virtual interviews are not going anywhere anytime soon.
Apart from upskilling yourself and getting into your confident zone, you should also look the part to put your best foot forward. So, we are here with some styling tips to bring out your inner boss lady.
Let’s start with the base layers. There are a few options here for you to choose from depending on your industry and the company culture (which you must research before-hand). For a formal look, go for a classic dress shirt. If you want to add a dash of spice and personality to the look, opt for a pussy-bow blouse. Besides being pretty, it has an interesting fashion history. They shot to fame during the ‘80s when Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher donned them frequently (to bring a feminine touch to her looks and personality, apparently).
If you are from the tech industry where a hoodie is a norm, you can ditch the classic styles and opt for a good quality chew neck t-shirt that fits you well. Nothing too baggy resembling a rapper’s wardrobe or too snug inching towards the bodysuit category. Instead of going for the usual cotton tee, you can really amp up your look by reaching out for a silk t-shirt in a soft colour. You can click here for more choices.
Trousers? Trousers! Do not even think about sitting for an interview in your sweats. You might have to get up during the interview, and the last thing you want is for your hiring manager to see you in your jammies. So, pick a comfortable trouser from the market. From paperback to wide-legged, you say it, and they’ve got it. Again, for a super formal look, opt for well-fitted straight pants in a dark hue. If it doesn’t fit you right, then get it tailored to give it a polished look. For a comfortable yet classy outfit, don a pair of wide-legged pants that DO NOT trespass into the palazzo arena.
Be a trailblazer!
If you happen to be wearing a t-shirt, a blazer to top it off is non-negotiable when you appear for an interview. It should fit you impeccably before anything else. Some of the best colours that are classic yet trendy are dark blue, steel grey, a dusty rose shade, and neutral camel. We believe going for a lighter colour gives you quite a unique look for a job interview.
Just because it’s a virtual interview doesn’t mean you can show up without shoes or in your furry unicorn slippers. So, wear clean and polished shoes. It will give you an added boost of confidence and improve your posture too. But nothing open-toed. Go for pumps with kitten heels, moccasins, ballerina flats, oxfords, or anything closed-toed.
A smart looking watch is a must. For earrings, you can opt for studs or tiny hoops to add some sparkle to your look. You can also wear a dainty ring or necklace to accessorize. However, only one article of dainty jewellery is enough sparkle for an interview.
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Author’s Bio: Suzy Walsh is a fashion blogger, style expert, and the editor of the amazing blog – The House of Elegance Fashion. Being a professional boss lady, she truly has a goldmine of styling knowledge of making outfits to work fantastically.[Image Credit: nordstrom and theteacherdiva]