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What to wear for a job interview in the creative field

#over40 leather joggers dressed up classic | High Latitude Style |
#over40 leather joggers dressed up classic | High Latitude Style |
Leather jogging pants with Ann Taylor cashmere sweater, printed silk scarf, Michael Kors pony-hair camouflage wedge sneakers (all own) and Akoya pearl necklace c/o The Pearl Source. Note that another fabric than leather would be better for a job interview in a creative field, but all my black pants are leather

Before jumping onto the theme of my Wednesday series Dress for Success I want to invite you to a party. I am super-excited to co-host Style Me Wednesday the weekly linkup party of my friend Liz from Shopping My Closet. In case you missed our joint venture the last time around here is a brief pitch on what you can find on her fashion and lifestyle blog. Liz loves mixing and matching various pieces of her wardrobe to create her stunning looks for work, going out, or relaxing. She uses high-end luxury products, which is possible because she knows a good deal when she sees one. She pairs these designer items with non-designer items to great outfits that don’t cost a fortune. She definitively knows how to have fun with fashion.

Dress for Success – Interview for a job in a creative work environment

Last Wednesday’s Dress for Success post talked about what to consider when dressing for a job interview in a conservative field. All the points about neatness (makeup, grooming, wrinkle-free clothes, polished shoes, clean clothes, etc.) apply also when you go to a job interview in a creative field. You want to convey the message that you are professional, can fit in, but also stand out. Thus, you pick an outfit under the same considerations as for a job in a conservative field, but a bit less formal to send the message that you are creative.

The goal is to combine classic pieces with one item that shows your creativity. Here is how you can play this card out. In creative fields, black is always a good idea. Black slim pants, tappered trousers, 3/4 pants, wide slack pants are great options. Pair them with a colorful or bright-colored solid shirt, may be with a camisole underneath. In contrast to the conservative work field, you can sport open-toe pumps when it is appropriate for the weather. Wedge or heel ankle boots are great options too. Go for a statement belt or accessory. Leopard, zebra, giraffe or snake print are great options for the belt, shoes or bag (but only one animal print at a time).

Another option is a black pencil skirt with a colorful printed blouse worn over the skirt and hold in shape by a statement belt. Add a large structured bag and black pumps.

In warm climate or summer, what about a solid color knee-length dress with pumps and bag in another color or with a printed structured bag or pumps?

Oh, and never wear a hat or sunglasses to a job interview. If it is a sunny day and you needed sunglasses for driving to the interview, take them off before going in. Do not shift them in your hair like you often do at the beach or for style on weekends. If is is in the middle of the winter, you will need a hat. However, take it off immediately when you get inside. It is part of being respectful!

Remember, it is always better to be slightly overdressed than underdressed. Being overdressed is seen as respect, while being underdressed conveys the message “I don’t care.”

Creative outwear look | High Latitude Style |
Leopard with diamond print short jacket worn over the outfit shown in the first photo of this post. A 3.1 Philip Lim bag is structured enough for a creative work environment (all own)
wedge sneakers | High Latitude Style |
Zoom-in on Michael Kors pony-hair camouflage wedge sneakers

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Co-hosting the Linkup Party with Liz from Shopping My Closet | High Latitude Style |
Liz from Shopping My Closet featuring one of her great outfits


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