Magazine article Working Mother

Job Hunt: Wear This

Magazine article Working Mother

Job Hunt: Wear This

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CORPORATE-TRADITIONAL WITH A TOUCH OF FLAIR

You won't go wrong wearing a blazer with a great shell and a pencil skirt or a well-cut pair of pants (not too skinny, thank you!), says designer/stylist Dawn Baker, owner of happy LA boutique in Pacific Palisades, CA. Keep colors calm-you don't want your outfit to pull focus away from you. Add minimal accessories: maybe a great pair of earrings (pearls are fab) and a classic bracelet, sans necklace. Feel strong in a beautiful pair of pumps, and carry a tote with a pop of color.

Here: Reiss Topaz Blazer and Skirt in French Navy and Campbell Vest in Mercury ($425, $195 and $145, reiss.com); Nina Cage Front Court Shoe in Navy Suede ($275, ninashoes.com); bag not available.

CREATIVE-EDGY WITH A TOUCH OF THE CLASSIC

When you're up for a job in fashion, advertising, the arts and such, you can have some fun with your interview attire. Go a bit edgier, but keep it professional, too, says Baker (a mom of two): Try bright and skinny trousers paired with a classic blouse and cool blazer, or a sleek dress under a trendy jacket with booties and a fun necklace. …

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