Look of the week
Conservative dress is best for job-hunting
When going through the Career Services clothes closet, I found a yellow, button-up, collared long sleeve dress shirt and a fitted, black, wool-blend pencil skirt. This is a great outfit to wear to an interview because it is a skirt that goes to the knees, and the top isn’t sleeveless. It is always good to dress more conservatively during an interview. I also put a tank top underneath the dress shirt because it is a thin, potentially see-through material. The yellow top was a bit oversized on me, but it worked well when tucked into a tight (but not too tight) pencil skirt. Having a loose garment with a fitted one balances an outfit.
As a fashion merchandising major, part of my career field requires communicating current trends and appropriate dress to the public. Also, with a double minor in business, I am most likely going to have a job that will require professional business attire. The way you dress is one of the first things people notice about you. It always sends non-verbal messages about yourself to others, whether potential employers or co-workers. Looking your best is important, so it helps to have the clothes closet available to anyone who needs professional dress. Anyone who wants a job is going to have to dress professionally, especially if they want to stand out above competitors. That is part of the reason I find fashion merchandising so important.
Taylor Daniel is a junior in fashion merchandising with minors in accounting and marketing.