It is interview season for residents and fellows -- and ours are coming up soon! I am so excited. It is one of the most important times of the year to select the 6 new minds and hands we will mold into ophthalmologists. Just as in life, what we wear on the interview trail does in fact say something about who we are. Below are some ideas with Part 2 on Thursday! Remember, whatever you choose, be comfortable, make sure it fits well and feel confident in it. Love my look but hate it when you put it on? Then take it off! Fidgeting uncomfortably in an interview is never a good fashion choice.
The easiest option is always a black suit. If you're investing in a new suit consider Theory, Ann Taylor, J Crew and Banana Republic. Get a well fitted jacket, a skirt and pants for bottoms and in case there is a good sale, the matching sheath dress. Then you can easily mix and match on the interview trail. I always like at least a little splash of color -- even if its a soft-almost-white-pink instead of just white for a top. If you do a jacket with a lapel keep the collar of the shirt simple -- you can have more fun if you're in a collarless jacket. Long hair, earrings, a jacket lapel and a shirt collar make for a LOT along the neckline for women. Lose at least one (if not more than one!). I have blogged previously on the theory jackets I love -- and also Le Marais by The Fold is gorgeous.
If you're in a cold place/really feeling a pant suit try navy with a fine pin stripe, tan shoes and a rich Ivory top -- its an update to the classic black.