I know what you’re thinking… ORANGE. Well, yes, orange is a definite prospective employee NO. Employers across the board agree that orange is the least professional color you can wear to an interview. But you already assumed as much, right? I mean, even by wearing orange casually you’re taking a hefty fashion risk. Think of the associations: Prison jumpsuits, unripe tomatoes, Carrot Top… NOT GOOD. So orange for an interview?? HARD PASS.
Yeah, definitely steer clear of orange, but the dark horse in the job interview color scheme is NOT our citrus-hued friend. Drumroll…. The one color you should never wear to an interview is…brown! Yeah, that brown, the neutral earth tone that probably dominates your wardrobe.
Other neutrals like black, gray, and white are top picks for your interview look — so what sets brown apart? Well, brown is deemed “too safe.” The color brown is associated with reliability — which sounds good, right? Think again. While the shade might communicate just how responsible you are, it also runs the risk of giving the impression that you’re resistant to change (a big, brown stick in the mud!)
If you’re really struggling with your interview color scheme, remember this: black is the new black. Seriously, unless you wear a hooded cape a la the Grim Reaper, the color black will not let you down.
Don’t forget to check out: The One Color You Should Always Wear On A Job Interview and What To Wear To A Job Interview When You’re Ready For Skirt Season
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