These 7 style crimes you should avoid in a scholarship interview

One day, my friend came to me, with his head down, and told me that he failed his scholarship interview. So we sat down and talked for hours, really squeezing our brains, trying to figure out what went wrong, but we just couldn’t figure out how he could have failed! Until I went home and saw a picture he posted on Facebook of his #OOTD before heading to the interview. *Facepalms* If you want to learn how to avoid that mistake, then keep on reading!

Statement Tees
Your confidence should be the statement in an interview, not your love for Star Wars or Fashion. Pick something that shows how professional you are in what you do. Showing up with a clean white shirt can prove how careful of a person you can be.

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Frumpy, Baggy, Long Pants
Your pants shouldn’t be sweeping the floor, but it should be long enough to cover your funny clown socks just nicely. No one needs to see that!

Long Sleeves
The length of your sleeves should not go past your wrist (unless you’re playing Queen Guinevere in a play) that it touches your palm. What are you hiding in there?

Makeup Overload
This one is for the girls. Makeup is not plastic surgery and this isn’t the great time to try the neon gradient lip look or that smoky eyeshadow makeup you’ve been practising from watching YouTube. A little makeup bit goes a long way — spot conceal the dark spots so that you won’t pile on too much on your face. Avoid the false eyelashes, glitter eyeliner, and that bright yellow contact lens. Nobody wants to accept a scholar who has a scary melting face. Gross!

Too much bling
The best accessory should only be a watch. Things that dangle and dazzle are pretty, but you shouldn’t show it off in an interview. Anything that is distracting will take attention away from your character. Now take off that nose ring!

Ill-fitting clothes
The overall size of your clothes shouldn’t be too loose and it should give you room to breathe. You don’t wanna rip anything off when you move or bend, and you certainly don’t want to get your sleeve stuck on the door. Or even worse, be asked if your shirt is from your dad’s…Now that’s embarrassing!

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