Interview Attire Question

<p>I don’t know what to wear. My interview is on Tuesday and it’s at a coffee shop. Some other people posted photos so I thought I would too. Is this ok? Do you think I could just wear jeans? </p>

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<p>I think that should be fine.</p>

<p>Looks cute, forget about the jeans. What shoes?</p>

<p>shoes? Idk. suggestions? Did anyone wear jeans to their interview? I feel like a matronly funeral attendee in that skirt.</p>

<p>If you don't feel at ease in that outfit, don't wear it to the interview. You need to feel natural to have self confidence, which is the most important thing in any interview.</p>

<p>My advice to my daughters has been "nice casual" - ie: it's ok to be casual, but be neat - no ripped jeans, they should be clean and ironed, no flip flops, closed shoes (clean sneakers ok), top should have sleeves, hair neat and unfussy. Since it's at a coffee shop, I think that advice is pretty on target.</p>

<p>I am an interviewer. If someone wore that outfit, I'd be shocked. It's an absolutely beautiful outfit, don't get me wrong -- but you are a student. Do you wear that to school every day? The interviewer is interviewing you for college, not a job. In college, you wear jeans and PJs most of the time. Please consider wearing something neat and clean that you feel comfortable in.</p>

<p>Ah, mixed messages. Someone somewhere on CC said jeans weren’t appropriate and I just assumed that college and job interviews were essentially the same thing. I definitely don't want to “shock” my interviewer though…</p>

<p>Kristina, are you still wearing that black and white skirt?</p>

<p>no problem. if anything, you're overdressed. casual is normally stressed.</p>

<p>I wore a t-shirt and coudoroys back in the day. YMMV but, come as you are within limits</p>

<p>eat a sandwich!</p>

<p>Jakelovessoccer, that was nice and constructive. Thank you.</p>

<p>If you mean [url=<a href=""&gt;]this[/url&lt;/a&gt;], then yes... I've come to the conclusion that it doesn't matter a whole lot.</p>

<p>Do you have a more casual skirt you could wear?</p>

<p>I'm an alumni interviewer for an Ivy and don't care if interviewees wear jeans or sweatpants. Dressing well never hurts though; if you're going to meet the interviewer at his or her law firm office or something you might feel weird in jeans if everyone else is in office clothes.</p>

<p>When I chose the skirt I really didn't think it was that formal. I mean, I just took a scissors to my younger sister's skirt and the hemline at the bottom is frayed and crooked if you look carefully, lol. But that's beside the point.</p>

<p>What about a dark jean skirt of similar length? What kind of shoes should I wear? Sorry for so many questions, but I have no fashion sense and need help.</p>

<p>And Kristina, your skirt doesn't look casual to me at all, but it's very nice.</p>

<p>jakelovessoccer obviously doesn't live in so cal, or else he wouldn't be calling you anorexic.</p>

<p>speaking from the point of view of a southern californian, you are a perfectly normal size</p>

<p>and don't worry about the clothing--seriously, it'll be fine.</p>

<p>Thanks Heather!</p>

<p>yup, jakelovessoccer is literally a moron.</p>

<p>ok, it looks like no one had any suggestions for shoes. I guess I'll figure something out. Thanks for all the advice everyone.</p>

<p>I'm wondering... is it bad form to bring a list of questions you want to ask to the interview?</p>

<p>Bump i'd like to know too...can we bring a list of questions?</p>