Well, it doesn’t matter if it is your first or the hundredth, interviews always get men worked up and understandably so. An interview is not just about the way you talk and the way you show off your professional skills, it’s also about the way you dress and present yourself. Plain simple shirts are no more the norm. Fashion101.in tells you the best patterns that you could wear to your interview(s).
1. Gingham: Much like checks, but a step ahead, gingham is the trend of the season and we have no reason not to recommend it for an interview. Gingham shirts create stunning looks when paired formally. The incorporation of this major runway trend into your formal office look will leave a sharp impression.
2. Checks: A safe bet to wear to the interview are checks. These have been around for ages and promise to be there for at least a couple of centuries more. While wearing checks, avoid those that are huge. They should look like checks after all and not like chunky squares on your shirt. Colours should be on the lighter side, and should complement your trousers well.
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3. Stripes: Another safe yet trendy option are stripes. Like checks, stripes go well with almost everything. The secret to perfect stripes for an interview lies in the width. Chunky stripes again lend a breeze of casualness to your silhouette. The same is true with horizontal stripes. Vertical stripes, closely held together not only make you leaner and taller, but also give a smart professional look.
4. Houndstooth: Being as old as time itself, the houndstooth and its busy pattern have made a reentry in fashion. Although the print is usually used for edgy creations, there are plenty of possibilities when it is used on a blazer. While dressing up in your formal best for an interview, a houndstooth blazer will perfectly punctuate the look. The use of this element is sure to surprise the interviewer pleasantly.
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Geometric Prints: If you aren’t heading for an extremely formal corporate interview, try geometric prints. They are fun addition on the menswear canvas. They present a sense of cool casualness within the ‘acceptable’ limits of an official interview. Pair geometric prints with a fitted pair of trousers or with smart denims to complete the look.