College Interview Outfit Ideas and Tips

Graduating high school is one of the best achievements we could ever make, but before that, you have to worry about your grades, SATs, college applications and extracurricular activities. Choosing what to wear to your college interview is not even on your list of concern but most graduating students have a tendency to panic the night before their scheduled interview about their outfit.

Although it’s not the outfit that you need to go overboard with, you don’t need to buy an expensive set of clothes or even wear a full suit for your interview. The thing is—you still want to look like a student and not applying for a job already.

Here are a few outfit ideas for your college interview and some guidelines and how to present yourself during your interview.

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If you’re going to wear makeup, keep it natural. No need to go excessive on eye makeup and bronzer. They’re not going to care how tan or how glowing you are.

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Be conservative! Don’t be flashy! Find a pair of pearl earrings, a simple necklace and wristwatch.

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Comb your hair and make sure it’s neat. Bad hair day? Put your hair up in a neat bun or a half ponytail.

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Think of business casual. Try out a blouse or a sweater, or a pair of slacks or skirt. Make sure your skirt reaches your knees or below the bottom.

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What you wear to your interview depends on the school and major where you want to get in. Some colleges are not too strict, allowing you to wear just a blouse and a nice pair of pants while some universities are very traditional, wanting you to wear a full suit in black, navy blue or gray.

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Make sure the neckline of your tap is high and not showing cleavage at all. Don’t wear see-through blouses.

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Don’t wear jeans or jeggings. They don’t care if you’re wearing a pair of Versace Sports jeans.

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Your shoes should be black or neutral colored. Make sure the pair you’re wearing to the interview is clean.

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Closed shoes are ideal. Also, stockings are a nice touch especially if you’re wearing a skirt.

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You can also wear loafers or shoes with half an inch of heels on them. If you’re going to be wearing stilettos, see to it that you can walk in them.

You want to be remembered as the girl who aced her interview – not the girl who stumbled and tripped.

Keep your nails clean and manicured. Clear polish or nude polishes are perfect.

Run your interview outfit with your parents or your teacher just in case.

If you’re one of those who get nervous and fidget with their fingers quite often, wear a ring to remind yourself of it. So every time you touch it, it will remind you to put your hands down.

Don’t use slang or words you’ve learned in UrbanDictionary.

Keep your mobile on silent, or turn it off. You don’t want that to be ringing in the middle of your interview.

Even though you already have been scheduled to several more college admission interviews, take each and every one of them seriously. Act professional and mature.