7 Items of Clothing to Not Wear to an Interview ...


Clothing to not wear to an interview, so to speak, was one of the topics Clinton and Stacey love to talk about pretty often.

And while I adore What Not to Wear and the way they turn frumpy people into fabulous success stories, I’d really love to see them doing an entire show on dressing up for an interview and making the best first impression.2

We’ll have to wait for that one, I guess, but that doesn’t mean we can’t trade both well and lesser known tips while we wait.

Let me break the ice with a short list of clothing to not wear to an interview all job seekers could find extremely useful:2

1. Black Suit

Black Suit

TLC’s dynamic duo, Clinton and Stacy do have a few things to say when it comes to clothing to not wear to an interview.

And while Stacy advises you to go for a suit, Clinton believes it most definitely shouldn’t be a black one.

Go for smart grey instead of a too traditional, too no-nonsense black, he says while Stacey follows right behind suggesting you pair it up with a nice feminine blouse.

2. Obviously Pricy Items

Obviously Pricy Items

Showing up with a Chanel on your shoulder, fancy fur on your back or a pair of the world’s famous red soles doesn’t fall into the “research your future workplace and dress up a notch” strategy.

It kind of sends the message that you’re way above others (maybe even your boss) and that’s not the impression you want to leave on your future co-workers and superiors.

Leave your show pieces at home this time and opt for those less showy pieces you can parade around.

After all, you don’t want a good job opportunity to slip through your fingers simply because someone there thinks you don’t need a job!

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