This will be a brief and lovely article, but folks have asked me in my previous write-ups what colours are suitable for interviews so I have decided to share my opinion regarding this.
Just like any other accessory, the colour of your nail polish can enhance your general presentation when you attend an interview. The truth is that everyone can present their theory on how you present yourself in an interview so several opinions can fit. Important things note are the office environment, the industry and most importantly, the company.
Here is what I recommend for a nail polish colour for interviews:
FOR ANY “HANDS-ON” JOB INTERVIEW: I can’t really say exactly what the rules are like for jobs like these but I’m quite sure jobs that require using your hands chef jobs, do. However, there’s a nail polish called dnd nail polish and this should be a lovely option, though I haven’t tried it yet.
FOR THE CREATIVE AND FASHION INDUSTRIES: In such industries, I think the recommendations are much more liberal. It is quite fair play if something is on-trend or trendy. However, because there is enough room for fun does not mean you should wear loud nail polish colours that can distract your interviewers and stray their attention from whatever you’re sharing with them. Chinchilly nail polish is ideal for this category and I wear them during winter and the entire fall.
FOR BUSINESS AND CASUAL OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS: Wearing a complete suit for an interview isn’t compulsory, as you also have to be a little versatile when it comes to accessories (nail polish colour inclusive). This is not a reason for you to get crazy either. It’s still a wise concept to go with neutrals and don’t go too shiny or too dark. Good examples of such polish are figi (opaque but light pink) and master plan (a neutral but darker option).
FOR CONSERVATIVE OFFICE ENVIRONMENTS: For workplaces like Banks and Law Firms and other businesses with formal dress codes, you should wear mild pink or neutral polish. Ballet Slippers by Essie was my favourite when I was working at a bank. If you are putting on a suit, you probably shouldn’t wear neon polish. Adore-a-Ball + Sand Tropez are also lovely alternatives for formal business environments because they basically look sheer and light and almost feels like you aren’t putting on nail polish at all.