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College Grad to Workplace Style

I had so much fun this week on #CommunityClosetChallenge! My guest Arianna, a 20-something recent college graduate on the job hunt asked me how to transition her college wardrobe to a successful career look. She is looking for a job located in NYC in public relations specializing in fashion. This means there is LOTS of wiggle room and very few “interview look” rules. How does she know what is TOO far? She asks me obviously:)

 

“I NEED A CREATIVE INTERVIEW LOOK THAT GETS ME THE JOB!”

“Dress for the job you want.” Live by this mantra, especially when picking out your outfit for the interview! Learn about the company culture, the environment and specifically the person interviewing you. Impress them. Create a confident and bad ass, “remember me I’m awesome, smart, sassy and ultimately the RIGHT person for this job” look. Arianna’s cute black and white polka dot dress , black blazer and a black pump are the perfect pick when interviewing for a fashion public relations house in NYC.

 

“I LOVE MY BLACK BLAZER, HOW CAN I WEAR IT MORE?”

This is going to be a solid piece in your wardrobe that can “business-ify” any outfit. What do I mean exactly? Take any dressy casual look, throw on your black blazer and boom! You are ready for a creative work environment. Make sure it is well-fitted, higher quality and tailored to perfection. This is a foundation item so you will be wearing it a lot.

 

“CAN I RESTYLE MY OVERSIZED BLAZER FOR WORK?”

Hell yes. Ever wonder how those effortlessly styled women look so effortless? An easy way is by topping off any outfit with an oversized blazer. Seriously, it’s that easy. Go from casual to business appropriate by pairing it with a black ankle pant and a simple white shell. Let your awesome oversized blazer have it’s shining moment by making it the center of the style show!