Do you have a dilemma for impressing the interviewers in your job interview? Aside from memorizing the "tell yourself something" speech and trying to practice on any label during interviews, you've probably thought about your outfit too, right? But it's summer and you wouldn't want to look so scared to fight that summer heat. Read and take some ideas on what you should wear in your interview this summer!
What to consider when choosing summer interview clothes
Creating a perfect image of you in front of interviewers is quite difficult, more so during the times when the scorching heat of the sun destroys the beautiful look on you. Of course, you wouldn't want to see wet in your sweat, you wouldn't want your interviewers being distracted by wiping that sweat all over your face and whatnot. What you wear is basically a factor that can affect your appearance on that job interview during the summer. Here are some introductory guidelines that can help you choose the best suit in your interview.
Cotton is one of the oldest and most common fabrics updated. It breathes better than oil-based synthetic fibers. It helps you stay cool and elegant during your interview without stinking because of its ability to absorb. What it absorbs is the moisture that comes from your skin and evaporates it. This material will make you free from sweat and feel comfortable despite the summer heat, so you look fresh on your job interview as if it is not summer.
Breathability, comfort and ability to absorb – it is the characteristics of linen that definitely make you feel comfortable. Like cotton, it saturates the moisture from the body, which keeps you dry. Its weave and linen fiber details are what allow more airflow without sticking to the skin, allowing your body to breathe. You can find an unlimited range of linen clothing in your favorite stores or stores – styles, colors, fit, cut and the comfort you want in your interview.
Silk is breathable and lightweight. It is a natural protein fiber and is already considered a climate tissue. Silk can be comfortably cool even if it burns hot. It is very absorbent, so it absorbs sweat and allows your skin to breathe. You do not have to worry about odor from sweat as silk can handle that thing well. However, you must keep in mind that if you wear a clean silk suit, it will have a tendency to stick your body, so make sure you try silk blends or you can just accessory your outfit with a blazer or a vest or something that would does not make it obvious that your upholstery sticks to your body.
Many years ago, seersucker was the fabric used by the lower class, but now it has made its way to become one of the best fabrics during the summer. It has been readily adopted due to its light breathability. It is a cotton fabric with natural waves and stripes woven into the fabric. These waves prevent the fabric from sticking to your skin, allowing air to breathe. Unlike in the past, when seersucker was usually worn by ordinary people, it is now easy to find seersucker dresses, shirts, pants, clothes among others, which not only make you look good and fresh but comfortable enough in your interview.
Chambray is like an imitation of denim but lighter in weight. It is a plain weave fabric woven with a colored yarn in the warp and a white yarn in the horizontal threads through the warp. It's easy to dress up, so you can choose the best suit in a variety of choices. This will make you comfortable without worrying about how you look. However, keep in mind that before you consider a chambray outfit, make sure that the environment is not so special with casual clothes during interviews.
Choosing the right fabric is important, yes, but you have to take into account the convenience of what you wear as well. Why try so hard to wear a dress if you are not comfortable with it? Why wear coats or blazers if you're not comfortable with it? Don't make things more complicated, it's already hot out. Choose the right outfit that will comfort you and look good on you. Remember that you will look better if you are comfortable and confident in what you wear. You do not look so stiff and uncomfortable during your interview.
Formality comes in various forms – it can be in terms of your outfit, your accessories and, for women, your makeup. You may want to check if the company is strict about dress codes or not. How you look during the interview will have a big impact and a factor in your employer's decision making. The first impression lasts; therefore you must make the best of it.
Seeing formally is not easy, and it feels cool in the middle of summer heat. Try formal wear of lightweight materials or fabrics that keep you cool without compromising the formal and professional look of your interview.
You should be aware of how much skin you are exposing. Don't expose too much. Remember that summer heat will not be an excuse for you to wear short skirts, sleeveless tops and low-cut dresses (for women) and shorts and shirts (for men).
Part of the formality that you want to introduce is how to accessories your outfit. Choose accessories that do not make you look overkill. They take you seriously if you accessory your outfit with dark colors, because that's exactly how it works in an interview. Avoid light and colorful ties, sweaters and blazers. If you want to accessories your look with jewelry, choose the ones that do not suppress your formality. And as much as possible avoid open shoes, sandals and flip-flops.
For women, do not overdo your makeup and do not let your hair shatter everything – do not let it be distractions. For men, make sure your hairstyle also looks formal.
Also, be aware that whatever fabric and outfit you choose to wear, if it's warm, you would probably sweat out. So be sure to come earlier on the site for the interview. This way you can still give your body some time to adjust to the temperature, so that you feel cool during the interview. In addition, you need to be extra careful with your scent. Don't use or spray too much Cologne or perfume, you can turn off the interviewer or trigger some allergies. So be very aware of it. Do not forget! You don't want to turn them off with a bad breath, make sure you check your breath before you meet your interviewers.
As a conclusion, always remember that you do not get a second chance to make a first impression. So you're better off doing that. It is better to be covered rather than underwear, but as much as possible be better in between. If you look formal and professional, you look respectable. If you look respectable, you are more likely to get the job you are looking for.
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