- Shirt: Splendid via Filene’s Basement
- Sweater: Banana Republic Outlet
- Belt: Fossil
- Skirt: City Unltd. via Filene’s Basement
- Shoes: Frye
- Necklace: South Moon Under
While this outfit will not go down in the annals of Academichic history for being particularly fun, innovative, or stylish, it is what I wore for my on-campus interview for the job I currently hold. I should reiterate that I was NOT interviewing for the tenure track positions or professorial posts for which my co-bloggers will interview (and S. already has!). This outfit was put together with a small New England private school in mind, and having gone to such a school I had an inkling of what would be dressy enough and what would be seen as overkill.
My interview was in late April and happened to fall on the same week that I was defending my Masters’ thesis and was lecturing to the whole introductory course for which I was a TA. Needless to say this was a high-pressure week! I had picked out an outfit for defending my thesis weeks in advance (you know you’ve done that too!), but my interview was on short notice. I would also be teaching a sample lesson (a “job talk” in university parlance), so I needed something that would stand up in front of a room of teenagers in an 11th grade English class. I quickly packed a bag with this skirt and two shirt and sweater options – one was a lighter green tank with brown cardigan and then this combination of a brown t-shirt and green cardigan. I opted for the brown top because, like A. said, perspiration shows more on lighter colors — and I was fairly sure I was going to be just a little bit anxious.
I knew I wanted to wear flats, and thank goodness I did because I must have covered at least a mile shuttling between buildings and offices! Like I said, this was definitely not the cutest outfit in the world or the most interesting, but for a day full of interviews, a classroom of unknown 11th graders, and various tours around campus, this outfit held up, and I got the job!