March 5th, 2013 Blog
As the season warms, I am looking forward to regularly wearing open-toed pumps, sandals and on an off day, flip-flops. I’m a firm believer in being fashion-forward. But, whenever I see flip-flops, it reminds me of a young lady who wore them to an interview. She was very well dressed, in a fashionable pants suit, with flip-flops. Now it might not have been a big deal, if she’d said, ‘I’ve had a wardrobe malfunction, this was all I had in my trunk’ or something like that…but when I asked the question, this young lady looked at me like the question was the problem.
I lost focus the entire interview – which was much shorter than typical – because I was trying to rationalize why she’d worn those as her shoe option.
If you are seriously considering wearing flip-flops or sandals to an interview, PLEASE, think twice. As cute as it may make your outfit, for an interview…even in a creative space/environment…it’s just not appropriate. We interview a lot of people…some for us, some for our clients and overwhelmingly, the response we continue to hear is that you should always leave flip-flops by the pool or in your gym bag.
Definitely be jazzy, but be smart about your interview attire!