Colors should be traditional. Navy blue, charcoal gray, or black are appropriate, in solid or subtle striped patterns.
The shirt needs to be long-sleeve and button down, preferably in a solid color such as white or light blue.
Choose a suit fabric. High-quality worsted wool is the most seasonally versatile. Avoid blends that are made with too much polyester, as they do not breathe well and may look cheap.
Test the jacket for fit. Make sure the collar lies flat against the back of your neck and shows a 1/4-inch rim of shirt collar. Shoulders should be lightly padded and neither too boxy nor too sloped. Sleeves should reveal 1/4 to 1/2 inch of shirt cuff and fall 5 inches above the tip of your thumb.
Button the jacket and sit down to verify that it is comfortable and does not bunch up.
Make sure the pants sit at the waist. Check that your socks do not show when you walk.
No matter what your age, your business attire should be as professional as possible.
Avoid clothes that are the latest fad and choose a more conservative look.
Women should wear a two-piece matched suit in power colors such as charcoal gray or black.
Skirts should cover your thighs when you are seated, with no high slits.
Panty hose are a necessity when wearing a skirt.
Pants should be tailored.
Shirts and sweaters should be tailored and the color should either be a solid color or small print that coordinates with your suit.
Dress to suit your personality while keeping professional standards in mind. When you feel comfortable with your appearance you will feel more at ease and tending to dress.
The tie can be a solid subtle color or have a small print or stripes, however, its overall appearance should be conservative.
Socks need to be a dark solid or a small pattern.
Shoes need to be a leather wing tip or loafer style. They should be clean and polished. Belt should match shoes.
Facial hair needs to be well groomed.
Jewelry should consist of only a conservative watch and one ring maximum on each hand...NO PIERCINGS.
Details: Everything should be cleaned and well pressed. When interviewing, it is in your best interest to cover visible tattoos if possible.
Jewelry should be simple and conservative. No “clunky” bracelets. You should have one earring maximum in each ear, as well as one ring on each hand.
A little make-up goes a long way. Keep it attractive, yet minimal.
Shoes should be dress pumps, professional yet comfortable. Buckles and details should be minimal.
Panty hose, if any, should be plain with no pattern and compliment your suit.
Your purse or bag should coordinate with your shoes. Make sure it does not have a large, flashy print. The smaller the bag, the better.