I wore this outfit this past week on a campus visit. After traveling for 3 hours by train, I had 3 meetings with professors, toured several libraries and met with an incredibly gracious grad student who took me around campus and gave me the lowdown on life there. My sartorial requirements included looking professional but not stuffy, as the meetings are rather informal, and something that would travel well. Somehow, no matter the equation, the solution always seems to be a sweaterdress.
* blue Target sweaterdress * brown Studio Polini boots *
* grey chevron tights * vintage lace earrings *
Last time I wore this dress, I mused on ways to mix it up, but I err on the side of simple during these campus trips. While I plan on whipping out my often-bolder style during grad school, I want my proposed project to speak for itself, rather than my brightly colored tights. I couldn't resist the bit of pattern in the tights and earrings, but kept these touches subtle.
What do you wear to interviews? How do you balance personal style with more conservative requirements?