If you’re reinventing your career, you probably should consider reinventing your job interview wardrobe, too. What you wore for that job interview at 25 is not the same thing you should be wearing at 55. We spoke to two FOF style experts, Sherrie Mathieson
and Grace Gallo
about the perfect post-50 interview outfit. Both agree, that you should spend as much as your can afford on your interview outfits, after all, these pieces become invaluable if they help you land the job! Read on for their style suggestions, sure to compliment your resume.
, $340 from Oliver Peoples
"These dark plastic eye glasses are classic, yet edgy. These frames would flatter any shaped face without totally overwhelming it."
Sleeveless Shift Dress
, $198 from J.Crew
"Gray is my favorite neutral color. It can be mixed endlessly with other neutrals like taupe or brights such as orange. I love this easy, versatile shift dress. It can be worn as is--or layered with a lightweight turtleneck in gray, white, or black. One could easily slip a jacket or cardigan over this dress as well. The possibilities are endless."
“Etta” Cap Toe Leather Pumps
, $248 from J.Crew
"Any variation of the Chanel shoe is so flattering. This one has height and is still comfortable."
Gipsy “300” Denier Soft Tights in black
, $21.05 from Asos
“For an edgier look (and added warmth) add a pair of tights to this look, such as these.”
” Shirt, $320 and “Isabella
” Jacket, $585 from Grace Gallo New York
“A shirt-jacket combo is typically a safe bet. Solid colors work best and are typically a better choice for an important interview. This royal blue shirt (pictured right) featuring a ruffle pearl button would work well, as does the fabulously bold red tailored wool blend blazer (pictured left).”
“Telegraph” Pencil Skirt
, $138 from J.Crew
"Pull the look together with a solid black pencil skirt.”
“Claire” Necklace and Bracelet Set
, $360 from Grace Gallo New York
"Your jewelry choice is a direct reflection of who you are as a person. For me, the classic pearl necklace is a statement of style and class. You can never go wrong with pearls.”
Green Amethyst Earrings
, $66.50 from Ross-Simons
"Avoid long, dangling earrings. Remember that simple is always better, like this pair of earrings from Ross-Simons."
Antonio Melani “Joanne” Pumps
(not pictured), $89.99 from Dillards
"Heels are always preferred in business world, and I have to say they add and make an outfit look more polished and professional. These pumps are a prime example."
Salvatore Ferragamo "Carla" Pump
, $495 from Nordstrom
"If you cannot withstand wearing high heels, a show with a low heel is an acceptable alternative. A solid color leather always looks more professional, like this pair.”