Indian fashion is popular around India and the world for its elegant drapes and intricate dresses. The designs are comfortable and stylish at the same time. The designs have evolved over a long time to fit multiple occasions. The Indian dresses not only enhance the beauty of the Indian culture but also the beauty and personalities of the women.
The beauty of some contemporary designs is that you can transform them from casual to formal by just a single adjustment. There are countless fashion choices you can make to create the perfect looks for the office. Some outfits can also be paired with western designs to create a fusion wear that is perfect for any occasion. Today we are going to focus on creating the perfect interview looks.
Here are some tips to help you pick out the right outfit for an interview.
Navy combinations never disappoint
Navy colors are popular when it comes to formal wear. Blazers and blouses match perfectly with this color and any skin tone for the perfect formal clothing. You can also throw on a navy blue blazer to your traditional wear to make it more formal. The best thing about coats is that you can wear them for several different occasions with different outfits. Blazers look great with blouses, tunics and dresses.
Maxi and evening coats work best with this kind of colors. You can wear a navy evening coat with a short tunic of your choice and some straight cigarette or khaki pants. Maxi coats are perfect for formal evening wear. When you are going for a conference interview of an evening interview, a dark colored max coat will work well with a lehenga choli or long kurti dress.
Its official, button downs are in
Many people find button downs boring, but they do not have to be. With ethnic outfits, you do not have to limit your formal wardrobe to blue, white and pink button down blouses. You can switch between official western shirts and Indian tunics for this look.
My favourite thing about button down shirts is that you can switch between cotton, chiffon, sheer and silk for the perfect blouse. You can try being creative in your own way by adding your own colors. A button shirt is a symbol of business and shows that you are serious.
Shirts pair well with cigarette pants, Patiala pants, palazzos, and straight khakis for an interview look. Avoid wearing colors that are too bright. Pastel hues are more official for this look.
Who says women can’t wear a bow tie?
When you are going for an interview, you want to stand out from your competition as much as you can. Button down blouses can be boring without a fashion touch. Bowties are beautiful and can create a perfect official look. You can pick a bowtie that matches with your coat to coordinate the whole look.
Some choli or tunic blouses are already designed with bows attached to the collar. This gives your whole a feminine and formal touch. Ensure the collar on your coat does not over power that of your blouse. These types of collars look good on pants but complement ethnic skirts well. You can wear them with block colored maxi skirts, lehengas and simple western two piece skirts for an early morning interview.
The popular black official wear
The popular black dress is the ultimate simple but formal outfit for a business deal. Before you enter the job market you should always make sure you have a few black dresses in your wardrobe. Indian dresses are perfect for this look. They are comfortable, fitting and can be dressed to be official.
Ethnic dresses like the kurti, lehenga choli, and anarkali mix and salwar ensemble work well in black to create an official look. Black kurtis create the perfect formal wear. Kurtis come in many designs. Tulip shapes, a-line, flaring and side slit kurtis form Stylecaret are perfect for an interview. Most of these kurtis can be worn bottomless, with comfortable heels and a trench or coat. the side slit kurti on the other hand works well with straight pants, cigarette pants, palazzos and khakis. A contrasting brown color on the pants makes this look perfect.
A simple mix and match will do the trick
Some people believe that only full suits create the perfect formal wear. What will happen when you cannot afford to but ready made western looks? You have to make do with what you have and the pieces you can afford. An indo western formal look is cheap to obtain and serves a great purpose when it comes to formal wear.
Essentials like blazers, some khaki pants, plain palazzos, plain maxi skirts, plain blouses and straight cut dresses are perfect for switching it up. For instance, a blazer will go with almost any ethnic outfit to create an official look. Stick to plain dull colors for an official wear.
Replace your blazers and coats with sweaters
The summer weather does not allow you to wear heavy clothes, even when you are going to something as important as an interview. The good thing is, you can replace heavy coats and jackets with cardigans and sweaters. Some people may opt to wear their outfits without a cover up, but this will make your look less official than you need it to be.
Cardigans look good with all ethnic clothing. The kurti, lehenga choli, anarkali and salwar suits will take a cardigan well to create an official look. Indo western outfits like the skirt and trouser half suit, khakis and straight pants will also match with cardigans for a summer official look. When dressing up for the interview, ensure the color of your sweater does not clash with that of your dress or whole outfit.
V-neck sweater are popular with both western and ethnic blouses. The give you the opportunity to wear a bow tie, or a sheer scarf on the collars of your blouse. This look will make you stand out from your competition by a long run.
The way you dress can tell a lot about you. When attending an interview, ensure you are formally and decently dressed. You may qualify in all other areas, but a poor dress code can cost you the opportunity. Ethnic clothes and fusion wear are perfect when it comes to dressing for an interview.
Sam bell is a journalist, stylist and blogger. He is a aesthetician by heart who often writes about Education, Home, Health, Art, Fashion, decorating and DIY ideas. He loves sparking creativity and giving them ideas for their own spaces.