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Spizzy

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I've looked around and couldn't find anything real similar. I will be graduating university very soon, and I'm attending a career conference/interview day in about two weeks. The conference consists of a walkaround meet and greet with trade booths set up, followed by an evening cocktail party with the potential employers. Formal interviews are the following morning. Besides "don't get blitzed at the party" I need some advice
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Being that I'm looking for jobs in a creative industry, the people are generally more style conscious than the average interviewer but, I can pretty much guarantee that not one employer will be wearing a tie with a suit. I would like to look nice but not over dressed for the occasion. I have two suits, one gray and one black. As far as shirts I have white, lavender, light green, and a light blue approaching a pastel teal. Long story but, the rest of my wardrobe was stolen so aside from this I only have jeans and casual shirts
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My thoughts were: Grey suit with white shirt for the first afternoon and evening, no tie. Black suit, lavender shirt for the interviews, also no tie. Am I going wrong here?
 

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When in the position of interviewing or the like, it shows respect to dress formally, even when your counterparts are not.

but because its a creative field you have a little more room for expression. Mid blue, pinstripes, slightly louder tie, square, are all options. Get an underarm portfolio for your work samples instead of carrying a messenger bag or briefcase.

get your hair styled (not cut- but styled) before you go to the event if you can.
 

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