“Suits are essential to professional life. When buying a suit, know your measurements and find a good tailor. If your suits aren’t tailored, don’t bother wearing one. You just look sloppy and sad. Suit up at your local J.C. Penney or Dillards, then find a tailor.
Women, do not show up at a job interview wearing a little black dress. Wearing a little black dress is fun when you’re on a date, but it’s not acceptable in a job interview. For interviews, do research on the company for which you are interviewing so you can dress appropriately. For example, if I was interviewing for Microsoft, a suit and tie would be inappropriate. I’d wear a button down shirt and slacks.
However, the general rule: if you’re not sure what to wear, it’s always better to slightly overdress for the occasion than underdress. For great inspiration on what to wear to work, visit Calvin Klein’s Wear to Work section on their website and check out their outfits.”
Leo Lam is a fashion photographer, business manager, and classical operatic tenor. He was born in Hong Kong, educated in the U.K., and teaches electrical engineering in the U.S. Leo’s work has been featured in magazines and galleries in four continents. Leo’s full interview is available on our website. To view his work, see www.leolam.com.