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Fashion and First Impressions: What to wear to a college interview?

Kind of freaking out a little, but what's the move for college interview outfits? I want to make sure I'm giving the best impression but not sure if I need to go full business professional or if something more business casual would work.

7 months ago

It's absolutely normal to feel a bit anxious about your college interview, but remember that your outfit can certainly help boost your confidence. From my experience when my child was going through the same process, business casual is often the best way to go. You want to strike a balance between looking professional and being comfortable.

A nice pair of slacks or a skirt with a button-down shirt or blouse is a reliable choice. A tailored blazer can also add polish to your outfit if you feel like it might be necessary. Avoid anything too flashy or casual like graphic tees or worn-out jeans; you want the focus to be on your conversation, not your clothes. Remember to also consider the weather and the environment of the interview location so that you can be as comfortable as possible.

In the end, the way you present yourself through your ideas and interactions will leave a more lasting impression than what you wear. Dress in a way that helps you feel like your best self, so that confidence shines through when you're discussing your achievements and aspirations.

7 months ago

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