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What DO I Wear?!?! The Fashionista’s Interview

What DO I Wear?!?! The Fashionista’s Interview

“We all have personal brands and most of us have already left a digital footprint, whether we like it or not. Proper social media use highlights your strengths that may not shine through in an interview or application and gives the world a broader view of who you are. Use it wisely.” ~ Amy Jo Martin

As a fashionista, attempting a job in the strict corporate world can be difficult.

Oh those bloody dress codes!

It is a balancing act of becoming just another corporate machine robot in a black suit or letting your fashion flag fly high. And the interviews! You want to strike the right tone of business, without losing who you are as a person.

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While there is something incredibly sexy about a classic black suit, their is no need to blend in with the masses to be business chic. In fact in today’s day, letting a little personality shine through, is a good thing. Thankfully corporate America is relaxing its criteria, but alas it still makes it stressful to figure out what in blue blazes to wear.

I recently had to channel my inner I am woman of the business world self and don that power suit. Which I found is much easier during the frigid blustering winter months and not when it is one hundred and five degrees out. Thank you New York City heat wave.

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As someone who sweats a lot, this was no bueno. Thankfully I had a few outfits for my meetings that wouldn’t make me look like I had just run the New York City marathon.

While I have a few outfits to pick from, my go to is a blue sheath from BCBG. It hits at my knee and had a longer back so I wasn’t worried about pulling a Brittany Spears. I paired it with a black sweater and black Stuart Weitzman Stilettos. Of course I may or may not have snuck my sweater on right before I entered the building. Thank god for air conditioning!

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// Sweater: lulu Lemon // Dress: BCBG Max Azria // Wedges: DSW // Blue Bracelet: Henri Bendel // Lace Bracelet: Anthropologie // Clutch: Bait Bags //

Another outfit which can work for either summer or winter and goes more along the lines of USB’s antiquated dress code is a black skirt which hits past my knee, though it does have a slit I was not afraid to use to my advantage. (joking I swear!) I paired it with my white peplum top and a black suit jacket. I finished it with my Weitzmans. After all you need a power shoe to go with a power outfit.

What do you wear when you need to channel your inner corporate self?

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K.M. Sutton

I am a country girl living on the Upper East Side of the concrete jungle. My friends call me a modern day Renaissance woman. I have dabbled in a little bit of everything, from being a yoga instructor to holistic chef, to skating coach, to glorified nanny, to student. I am a self admitted coffee junkie. A wannabe mermaid. A wanderluster who dreams of other countries. A fashionista who really does need a bigger bank account. But most important of all, I dream of living in a bungalow by the ocean and being a published writer (in style of course) sipping coffee in the morning and a martini in the evening. I love to meet my readers, so feel free to comment or email me. Happy reading!

4 thoughts on “What DO I Wear?!?! The Fashionista’s Interview

  1. I started rotating in dresses, which are super stylish and still professional. I don’t like anything that creeps too far up the knee or I feel it crosses a fine line. Love this post and that blue sheath!

    1. I agree completely. Especially for interviews. You want to look your best, not like Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman! Thankfully I rarely have to worry about something being short on me. If it is, watch out! lol. Awe thanks love! <3

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