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Ask Jordan: Interview Outfit


Q: "I'm in a pageant this month, and need an interview outfit! Any suggestions? I don't really want to wear a suit. Oh, and I'm also wearing red lipstick for the whole pageant, so I kind of have a little special thing they remember me by! Thanks!" - Lacey P.

I love questions like this! Thanks for submitting Lacey! Okay to start, when I hear the word "Interview" it absolutely freaks me out, because all I can think of is back in my high school pageant days, and just wanting to die because of the fear of everyone looking and listening to me! Eeek! Ha probably the reason why I never won. So kudos to you for entering! Anyways.. I'm a very visual person. Every time I have a special event to go to, whether it be a pageant, the Sprint Cup banquet, or a job interview, I like to think of someone's style I would like to emulate. I think Kate Middleton is the perfect example of someone you would like to copy in not only her fashion style but in her poise and grace as well. Kate exudes modesty and class almost effortlessly, and that is way more important than being "trendy" or cute here. Especially for the interview portion of the pageant. I just think WWKW? Or What Would Kate Wear? Here's an example:

1. Midi Length Print Dress - I love this dress for so many reasons. Not only is the length perfect, but so is the neckline. You want something that covers you up so that when you are talking about politics and what not, the interviewers are focused on you, and not your eh hem.. bazoombas. - $49

2. Red Pump - These are a great buy, especially if you want to play up the red lipstick thing. They add the perfect pop of color to this monochromatic dress, and they aren't too high that you will be worried of tripping. If a red heel is a little much, you can always opt out for the black option instead. - $53

3. Mini Statement Necklace - I call this the "mini statement necklace" because it's bold enough to give you that extra umph of style, but not large enough to overwhelm your outfit. This piece is great to coordinate with both the shoe and lip, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg. - $49

Remember you want the judges/interviewers to listen to YOU, not your outfit. This is just something to help give you the extra confidence to walk in the door, and make their mouths drop. They will take note of your style, but it's what you have to offer that will be most valuable to them. 



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