November 13, 2009 : Rachel Haughton
How to Dress to Impress
Job interviews, class presentations, first dates, auditions, important meetings, meeting the parents and more. There are so many opportunities in college where the way that we present ourselves influences the impression that we leave. There are a few easy steps you can remember when dressing for an important situation that will leave a lasting and professional impression.
1. Be Clean
A 5-minute shower could determine how you spend your Saturday night.
2. Know the Occasion You’re Dressing For
You don’t wear jeans and a t-shirt to a job interview, black to a wedding, jeans with holes to a class presentation or your pajamas on a date.
3. Tame That Hair!
The styled bed head look seems to be in right now, keyword being styled. Rolling out of bed without a second glance at that mangy mane may make you look lazy and it could give the impression that you woke up late. There are too many hair products in this world to let you go out and ruin an interview with your Medusa-like tresses.
As simple as it may seem, for some, this is no easy feat. For guys there is a simple standard; dark shoes mean dark socks. White socks and dress pants should be a universal no-no. Ladies as fun as it is to be eclectic and creative with our patterns and jewelry, stick to the basics for that new job interview.
5. Be Yourself
The goal is to impress but not to pretend to be someone you’re not. Fashion is an expression of your own personal style. Be confident that you’re resume is going to impress just as much as your newly shined shoes. Be confident that she’s going on a date with you, not you’re freshly scented cologne. Be confident that you sound just as fabulous in jeans and a t-shirt as you do in heels and a nice blouse.
- Rachel Haughton
- Rachel Haughton