Job interviews can be stressful for anyone. It’s a time when you have to defend your worth to your future employer, and anyone’s nerves can get the best of them. It’s been said that when you look good, you feel good. If this is true, then picking the perfect accessories for your next job interview becomes something more than simply an exercise in looking professional. It becomes an exercise in confidence boosting, and being perceived as confident never hurt anyone.
When we think about must-have accessories for a job interview, what comes to mind? The basics that we’ve come to expect as women are a purse or a nice dress. For men, a briefcase, cuff links and a watch are all examples of accessories we need during a job interview if we want to impress and show we mean business. However, what if you were able to take these necessary items, and add your own flare and opulence to them? We could add our own personality through small details, add luxury through beautiful fabrics like silk and calfskin. A simple piece of jewellery could become a statement piece with the inclusion of the right kinds of gems or diamonds.
The following, is a list of luxurious and must-have accessories for your next job interview, whether you're a man or woman, that are sure to bring that much needed confidence to help you snag your dream job. With all of these gorgeous luxury products, they are sure to impress your next potential boss, so once you get the job you can spend even more money on great luxury briefcases, purses, dresses, and watches. Really, it’s a win-win for your current self, and your future self!
Here are 5 items that a woman should not be without when it comes to impressing during an interview.
10 Manolo Blahnik Tayler Patent Pointed d'Orsay, Nude Pumps: $801.77
Manolo Blahnik is world renowned for creating exceptional high quality shoes, and these pumps are in line with the high quality you can expect from this luxury brand. They have both a leather upper, and leather lining. They are 4 inches and the sides are open, which can make you appear to have longer legs than you do. The nude color means they will be versatile and can be worn with anything from dress pants, to skirts or dresses with a pattern.
9 Burberry Brit Double-Breasted Wool Coat with Black Pleats: $1,263
This Burberry trench coat is 100% imported Italian wool. It is double breasted, has long sleeves and gorgeous four button cuffs. It has pockets on the front of it which lie flat to the body, ensuring no extra bulk. The back of this coat has a special touch with added belt and pleats which give a sexy and modern look, but the double-breasted collar line keeps it looking professional. This coat is the perfect mix of sexy, professional and modern, leaving you to make a great impression for your next interview.
8 Akris Zip Front Double Face Dress: $2,116.91
Made in Sweden this all wool double face dress draws on a simple yet classic, and allows you to get a little crazy with the accessories because of its’ understated beauty. Akris as a brand is known for its strict tailoring, superb craftsmanship, and clean lines. The split jewel neck line allows you to experiment with louder, bolder jewelry than if had you chosen a patterned dress. The hem is just above the knee ensuring this dress is professional, and the perfect dress to make a first impression with.
7 Gucci Leather Tote Bag with Bamboo Handle: $2,290
With gold hardware, and a bamboo handle, this luxurious all leather purse will have you feeling confident for your next big job interview. The interior is cotton, with extra secured pockets to hold your smart phone or tablet. It also has a detachable strap meaning it is versatile enough for you to wear it as a tote, or an over the shoulder bag. Made in Italy, you can expect quality with this product which should last you for years to come. The bottom of the bag also has metal feet to protect the high quality leather if you have to place it down anywhere.
6 Ippolita Diamond and Mother of Pearl Ring: $3,114.80
Wow them with this gorgeous ring by Ippolita. This gold multi-band ring is speckled with diamonds and pearls and is sure to get attention. The quality and look of this ring falls in line with the quality one can come to expect from Ippolita, an Italian brand which has become popular with celebrities, and those looking for chic modern jewelry with a touch of old world elegance. The pearls give this ring a classic feel, and the diamonds ensure you will still sparkle, and are anything but wallflower.
Now for the men and their must have wardrobe for those important interviews.
5 Santoni Summer Double Monk Strap Slip-On: $905.60
Made in Italy, these luxurious shoes are perfect for your next job interview because they take a modern spin on a classic shoe. Who says dressing professionally had to be boring? Designers like Santoni are adding a modern tailored touch to the old classic oxford dress shoe, and these Double Monk Slip-Ons are a perfect example of new meets old. Everything about this shoe is leather, from the lining to the sole, to the upper section of the shoe.
4 Stephen Webster Sterling Silver Cancer Cuff Links: $1,095.95
These cuff links are 14k gold, and silver plated with black pave sapphires. They are hand-crafted and are unique because they showcase the zodiac sign called ‘cancer.’ This is a great way to add a unique touch to dressing professionally, while still maintaining a part of yourself by showcasing your personality. The cuff links are only 1 inch by .75 inches, so they are not bulky and will never take away from the rest of your outfit, but they will still stand out. In case you aren't a cancer, there is no need to worry, Stephen Webster makes cuff links for every zodiac sign.
3 Bruno Magli Androya Briefcase: $1955.40
This Bruno Magli briefcase is made from the finest calfskin leather making it extremely soft to the touch. The hardware on this bag is brass, and it has a luxurious class about it. Imported from Italy, Bruno Magli is a brand which has been around since the early 1900's, and that is precisely why they have perfected their craft by creating leather products exclusively. This bag opens portfolio style and has tons of room. It is sure to be turning heads, and you will impress everyone with this hand-crafted luxury bag.
2 Dolce and Gabbana Silk Shawl Collar Jacket: $4,262.66
This jacket is exciting because it mixes a modern blazer with a unique touch- a silk shawl collar. This provides a nice contrast to the otherwise well-structured jacket. The jacket closes with a single button, while there are four buttons going down the sides at the cuff. Made in Italy, this blazer also has silk trim on the front pockets, as well as the breast pocket, and an overall exterior of a rich cream colour. The interior lining of this blazer has the Dolce and Gabbana signature logo printed into the lining.
1 Cartier Santos 100 Stainless Steel Watch on Strap: $8,017.23
This watch was created to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the first Santos Cartier watch, and they spared no expense to make this watch ultra luxurious. The strap is made from black alligator skin, and it has a rectangular stainless steel face, while also being water resistant up to 330 feet. This watch is imported from Switzerland and would be a perfect confidence booster, and will not only complete your ensemble on that next job interview, but makes sure you aren't late for it either.