- Add a pop of color. If you want to go chic without going overboard, pair a classic suit with a bold-color shirt. Francis says try a cobalt blue poplin shirt. It shows creativity and style in one classic look.
- Mix and match. No suit, no problem. Pair a tailored blazer with a cute shirt and some good-fitting slacks. Ladies, make sure that your undergarments are in tow. There is nothing worse than rocking a nice pencil skirt with a cropped fitted jacket only to see a jiggly booty, dimples or worse yet, the dreaded panty line. Summer is almost here so I won’t tell you to put on some lycra tights, but once the fall hits, they should be on and poppin’.
- Have fun with the trends. Color blocking is hot right now so think about matching a great pencil skirt with a structured color-blocked sweater. Just make sure it’s not too loud. Remember you are going for classic chic. Nothing says WTH than you wobbling down a hallway in 5-inch Louboutins or pencil skirts that you have to tug on every time you take a step (yaw know what I’m talking about). Other trends to consider: anoraks, bold prints and oranges and tangerines.
- Accessorize. This is one of my favs. I love me some statement jewelry. Francis advises to add a cool cuff or a statement necklace. But nothing too flashy. She even liked my flouncy skirt and mustard sweater that I wore today. Pair that with a blazer, she says, and I’m interview ready. Her advice: Wear outfits that show off your personality without being a distraction.
- Invest, invest, invest. This is definitely a Tanisha’s Tip: Buy the highest-end clothing and fabrics you can afford, keep them dry cleaned and only wear them to the interview. They will look good, wear well and boost your confidence.