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Q&A: What to Wear to a PR Interview

Q:  I need to find an outfit that I can wear on interviews to fashion public relations firms in New York City. Do you have any suggestions?

Halogen Mandarin Collar ShirtdressA:  The perfect interview outfit for a fashion public relations firm is one part fashion-forward and one part professional.  So while you want to show that you’re in the know with up-to-the-moment trends, reign in the tendency to go all out.

The chicest outfits, in our humble opinion, mix classics and trends.  Pair a classic high-waisted skirt with a three-quarter sleeved jacket with an oversized collar.  Or spice up a neutral colored dress with a bright overcoat.

Some work-appropriate trends to consider: menswear as womenswear (think: tuxedo detailing, high-waisted trouser pants), geometric patterns, dresses, bright colors, ruffles, tie-front blouses, and trapeze shapes.

Don’t forget about accessories–if chosen well, they can add extra polish to an outfit.  Even though PR is a creative field, we recommend playing it safe with closed-toe shoes.  Two on-trend styles to look at: ballet flats and round-toe pumps.

Lastly, take care in choosing a classic work bag.  It bags come and go, but classics will stay with you season after season.

What’s an outfit you can’t go wrong in?  A shirtdress with interesting detailing, a light overcoat or sweater, a luxurious bag, and a pair of low (closed-toe) heels.

Have a great tip about what to wear to a Fashion PR interview?  Share it with us in the comments!

Halogen Mandarin Collar Shirtdress | $64.90 (sale) at Nordstrom.

Style question?  We’ve got answers.  E-mail us at tips at omiru dot com, or leave us a comment with your question.

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Personalized Baby Cufflinks for Dad

Personalized Baby Cufflinks for DadNew dads can share the joy of parenthood with these handcrafted sterling silver square cufflinks, inscribed with baby’s vital stats.

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