When you look good, you feel good. Dressing well can equip you to take on almost anything, even a last-minute job interview. So how do you make sure you're a fashion do and not a fashion don't? Pay extra attention to how you dress - from the bottom up. Think you can’t afford to shell out and stand out? You can find men’s interview clothes for less than $20!
It's all in the shoes.
The Italians, who know a lot about style, say if your shoes aren't right nothing else matters. They're right. For most job interviews, a pair of dress shoes or loafers is a good call. Avoid sneakers, and don’t wear work boots unless you’re interviewing for a position in landscaping, construction or another profession where it pays to wear heavy-duty shoes.
The best rule of thumb is to match your socks to your pants. From now on, every time you buy pants be sure to buy three pairs of socks that match them. Then you'll have a pair to wear, a pair for spare and a pair in the laundry.
Blend your belts.
At all cost, avoid bisecting your body with a brown strap of leather. This transgression occurs most frequently when men wear khakis and light-colored shirts. That brown belt cuts you right in half and draws attention to your waist, not your face. Match your belt to the color of your pants.
Check your knots.
If you’re wearing a tie, practice the knot a few days before your job interview, so you don't get flustered and end up wearing your clip-on bow tie. Men notice each other's ties, the way women notice jewelry. Impress them. It matters. Brooks Brothers is a great resource to learn new knots.
The way you dress really does make a difference, especially in a job interview. You might love that old T-shirt, but potential employers will not. Dress your best, and you will be noticed. Guaranteed.