Who can afford to be forgettable in a competitive work environment? Alongside your stellar résumé, your interview look helps a potential employer figure you out: how you see yourself and how well you'd fit into the organization. So, no, it's not the day to get crazy creative with clothes or accessories that might distract from your personality and professional skills. Dressing in an urbane, classic style — like coloring within the lines — signals your grasp of the notion that discipline and excellence have their place (instant bonus points with a potential employer). Consider an exquisitely tailored suit, a pair of polished pumps or oxfords, and a structured leather handbag as money in the bank.
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