Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Guest Post: Interviews & Wedding Outfits

Since I was traveling all last week and living off my 8 Pieces, 15 Outfits I've lined up a couple of guest posters for you this week!

I'm excited to introduce to you Lauren from Stylized Existence.  Lauren is a wardrobe consultant (my dream job!) with a fresh but attainable style.  Every now and then some of you ask me for help putting together outfits for things like job interviews and weddings, etc.  Honestly, I never know what to say when people ask for advice like that because I'm constantly wondering if my outfit is appropriate too!  With Lauren being a wardrobe consultant, I thought she would be the perfect person to answer these questions for us!



Hi there! I'm Lauren from the style blog Stylized Existence! Audrey asked me to guest post while she is away and I was happy to help! Audrey receives a ton of questions about what readers should wear for specific events, and since I am a wardrobe consultant, we both thought it would be helpful if I gave some input. Today I wanted to cover what you should wear to an interview and how you should dress for your upcoming summer weddings!


Interview Outfits
First, the interview looks. This can vary a bit depending on the type of company you're dealing with, but I ALWAYS say it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. Obviously, if you're applying to a super corporate (read: stuffy) company, you might want to stick with a full matching suit and a blouse, but if you're able to inject some personality into your interview look, go for it! As long as you are still formal enough, color and patterns need not be avoided for interviews. In fact, they just might help you be remembered instead of Susie with the MBA. Both looks below include my idea of the perfect feminine interview outfit. Interview Outfit Science: Pick a well fitting blazer, skirt, and heels. Add a top of your choice and some minimal jewelry and you've got yourself a respectable and memorable interview outfit.


Top outfit: One / Two / Three / Four / Five
Bottom outfit: One / Two / Three / Four / Five


Summer Wedding Outfit
Next up is an idea for a Summer wedding. My rule of thumb is, when you're attending a Summer event, feel free to go with a bold color. It's the perfect time to debut that coral or yellow dress you've been dying to wear. Save the black for Winter. Whatever you do, don't wear an ivory or white dress, it upstages the bride and it's tacky. My favorite combination is a nude shoe and clutch mixed with a bold dress and one pop of color in the jewelry (whether it be a necklace, bracelet, or earrings)!



Audrey, thank you so much for having me! Putting Me Together Readers, I hope you picked up some good tips for putting together your outfits this Summer! I hope you will come over and visit my blog!



Thanks, Lauren, for helping us out!  Be sure to check out Lauren's blog Stylized Existence for more inspiration like this!

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for having me, lovely!  It was super fun to help out!

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  2. Love these looks you've put together, so fun and fresh!

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  3. Awesome post, Lauren! I can't wait to go check out your blog :)

    I love all of those outfits!

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  4. Thanks a lot for this awesome post! It is so helpful... I am in an interview term so I would use your advices for sure! 

    Lauren the outfits are so nice!and Audrey, thaks again for your emails and your help. Marta, from Spain.

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  5. I wore something very similar to the last wedding I went to :)

    I wish I could wear something more fun to an interview, but I feel like a classic black suit is the best way to go.

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart 

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  6. Kemi SorinmadeTuesday, May 29, 2012

    I guess gone are the days where the suit is the go to for interviews except maybe these are for interviews in the fashion industry. I still wear a suit with a collared shirt or blouse to interviews. Infact for all my career, I've worn a black suit with blue shirt each time.  Maybe I need to change it up
    k at www.beautystyleandgrowth.blogspot.com

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  7. I agree, Sharon, for some interviews, it may not be appropriate to mix skirts and blazers.  If you do feel the need to wear a classic full suit, don't shy away from other less expected colors, like grey or navy. 

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  8. Kemi, suits are still the go-to for many fields and companies when it comes to interview attire.  However, if you are interviewing at a more forward-thinking company, you can mix it up a bit with a more updated, fresh look.

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  9. In love with that first interview outfit, the color palette is gorgeous, and the pieces are stunning! Lauren has such great taste!

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  10. Love the yellow dress! So pretty!

    http://fiveminutefashions.blogspot.com/

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  11. i wish i knew where people were interviewing that they felt comfortable wearing such an outfit as either of those. everyone i know, myself included, would feel ridiculous wearing anything other than a simple black or navy suit with a button-up to a job interview. i'd wear either one of those options AFTER getting the job, but the interview? i wish.

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  12. In love with the wedding outfit! I am also putting together a wedding article you will have to let me know what you think of it!

    www.clkfashions.com

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