*Disclaimer: I did not put any on for purposes of this post but I suggest wearing stockings that match your skin color. If you cannot stand stockings maybe throw some bronzer on your legs or has anyone had success with spray on stockings?
With law school interview season starting up this week, I will be covering basic interview looks here. For these types of interviews I think a more conservative look is best. So, I usually opt for a Brooks Brothers button down under a skirt suit, and minimal accessories.
|Custom Italian Suit from Italian Boutique with ivory buttons|
that match the mother of pearl face of my datejust Rolex
Classic Chanel shoes
Bottega Veneta Roma Purse
I like this purse because although it is designer, it is quality without the flashy factor. It also has 3 compartments which easily hide contents such as heels or flats and my MacBook Air. If you can get away with a smaller purse, I say go for it but a purse like this makes it easy to carry documents such as extra copies of your resume, writing samples, and lists of references.
For interviews, do you prefer button down shirts or shells?
A shell may be appropriate for others but I am top heavy so if I wear a shell with embellishments, such as ruffles, I look more quarterback than professional chic.
|Ruffled shell=full torso muffin top shape|
Law students going through OCI have higher chances of being spotted by interviewers before and after interviews. My tip: maintain a professional look.
If I know I will only be seen with my jacket on, I do not mind the aforementioned shell with my suit.
|Shoes: Navy Anne Klein (Similar here and here)|
Shell: Banana Republic
Purple Purse above: Louis Vuitton Bowling Montaigne
I use my trusty purple ballet flats that have been going strong for 3 years and counting :)
|Prada Degrade Purple Ballet|
(Similar here, here, and here)
Do you prefer diamonds or pearls?
My usual interview accessories:
If you will only own one suit or you are just starting a professional wardrobe, I suggest a dark navy suit. Navy is versatile and flattering on most skin tones. The one I have here is navy but it is hard to tell from these pics.
Good luck to those of you with upcoming interviews!