I thought back to my first rounds of teacher interviews fresh out of college (I was a teacher before becoming a counselor) and I wore the "unofficial interview uniform"...a black dress suit. Not just any suit, this said suit I thought was quite snazzy (for 12 years ago). This two-piece suit had a dress and a black long-sleeve jacket to go over the dress accompanied with black pumps AND off-black pantyhose (gasp)! Did I mention that I did my interviews during the summer months...in the south (HOT)! Since then, my interview dress has been a little more relaxed and I don't think I've worn a suit to an interview since then. There are ways to dress professional without wearing a suit or breaking the bank.
I'd like to share some affordable ways to dress for your school counselor interview. I stuck with basic clothing pieces and things that most people are likely to already own (or have a friend they can borrow them from).
So here are Basic Clothing Pieces to start with:
-Black or Navy dress pants
-White Button-up Shirt
-Basic Black Dress
|Pants: JC Penny, Shirt: Nautica Pumps: Nine West|
|Black Pants: Banana Republic, Navy Pants: JC Penny|
|Dress: Old Navy|
Black or Navy Pants + White Button Down Shirt + a Statement Necklace:
|Statement Necklaces: NY & Co (Left), Gifted (Right)|
Black or Navy Pants + a Stripe Shirt + a Statement Necklace:
I added brown pumps since it's great compliment color with navy pants.
|Shirt: Old Navy, Necklace: NY & Co, Shoes: Naturalizer|
Black or Navy Pants + White Button Down Shirt + a Stripe Blazer:
|Blazer: JCrew Factory|
Black or Navy Pants + White Button Down Shirt + a Stripe Blazer+ a Statement Necklace:
Basic Black Dress + Belt:
Basic Black Dress + Belt + Cardigan +Statement Necklace:
|Cardigan: JCrew, Necklace: Belk|
Basic Black Dress + Belt + Cardigan + Scarf
|Scarf: Old Navy|
See there's potential awaiting you in your closet as you prepare for your upcoming interviews! Veteran counselors these looks work for us to, just for a regular school day. I loved writing this post, I plan to share more shopping and outfits that are school appropriate and budget friendly. Pin It