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Hello there CF,
I would like to make a suggestion that you post a what should I wear for a job fair. Specifically for a teacher's job fair?
Thanks for reading.
Dressing for a job fair can be stressful, especially because you only have a short amount of time to make a great first impression. Moreover, because you are interested in teaching jobs specifically, you want to show that you can be polished and put-together, but also that you have a more laid-back and creative side -- a balance that can be hard to strike when putting together an outfit.
Not to worry, though; I have put together three fashionable, job-fair-appropriate looks that are perfect for any teacher-to-be -- or anyone who wants to work in a business-casual setting, for that matter -- who wants to make a fabulous impression.
Ready to see them? Just keep scrolling!
Job Fair Outfit #1
For the first outfit, I chose to base everything around a business-casual fashion staple: slim-fit (but not tight!) black pants. I like this pair from LOFT because of their cropped silhouette, which lengthens the leg and works with any style of top and footwear.
Here, I paired the pants with a dark gray sweater with feminine bow details just above each wrist -- a perfect way to show off your style savvy in a more low-key (but still fun!) way.
Beige-and-black cap-toe flats are a natural complement to the look, as is a timeless black saffiano bag.
For jewelry, keep things classic but pretty with a pair of small mother-of-pearl hoops, a sparkly ring trio, and a cute heart pendant necklace.
Finally, complete the look by putting on a matte liquid lipstick in a neutral pink shade.
Job Fair Outfit #2
This elegant ensemble is guaranteed to make a fashionable impact in the best way possible! Plus, it's really easy to just throw on and go!
To get the look, put on a sophisticated black wrap dress with white piping. (Note: If this dress shows cleavage on you, be sure to layer a plain black camisole or tank top -- no lace or other details! -- underneath to make it job-fair-appropriate.)
Next, add a pair of black knee-high riding boots and a chic cross-body bag.
Lastly, add some sparkle with some crystal bangles, a pair of opalite and rhinestone stud earrings, and a dainty baguette necklace.
Job Fair Outfit #3
If you're looking to wear something that is ultra-feminine but not costume-y, then you'll love this sweet outfit!
Begin by styling a simple blue oxford shirt with a gorgeous textured-knit black tulip-hem skirt and ultra-opaque black tights.
Then, put on a pair of low-heeled ankle boots with modern gold fastening details.
Adorable rose gold heart stud earrings, a tri-tonal ring set, a sparkly bracelet, and a preppy coin necklace add to the girliness factor, while a red chain-strap bag makes just enough of a statement to help you stand out from the crowd.
I hope that these looks have inspired you to put together the perfect outfit for your job fair. Thanks for your question!
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What do you think?
What would you wear to a job fair? What do you wear when you want to make a good first impression in a business-casual setting? Do you have any tips for dressing for a teachers' job fair specifically?
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