The recent attire thread was helpful but a bit geared toward men. Wondering about appropriate female interview/pre-interview attire that is snow friendly, particularly if we are walking around campus? Not from the north but interviewing in snowy regions..
I'm no expert on snow, but for pre-interview (airport pickup, dinner, etc.) outfits, I've worn a dress and blazer (to which you could easily add tights and boots to make it weather-appropriate) and wool slacks with a blazer.
I'm really not sure about the interview day - I feel like a suit is pretty mandatory, but depending on the cut of your slacks you could probably wear ankle boots instead of pumps if there was going to be a lot of walking? I'd love to hear from somebody who knows how winter works!
I was once on a search committee in a midwestern state in December… a job candidate came in from sunny Florida ill prepared. She had never seen snow before, and certainly didn't bring any appropriate clothing/shoes for it! The "walking tour of campus" I was scheduled to bring her on didn't go very well.
If it really is snowy (not much snow most places for a while yet), boots rather than shoes for sure (and no heals!), a nice sweater instead of a shirt, and tights or thin (e.g., silk) long underwear under your pants.
Last year when I interviewed at New England schools in late Nov/Dec I wore high-heeled ankle boots with suits and dress pants — allows you to wear warm socks but looks the same as heels - then had hat and gloves for campus tours.
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Another women's attire question: for an upcoming campus visit, I have meetings on two days. The first day is meeting with members of the search committee and giving my job talk, as well as dinner. The second day is lunch with students and meetings with the dean and provost. I own one suit (grey). Is it formal enough for the second day to wear the suit blazer over a sheath dress? Or would it be better to wear the suit both days, with different blouses underneath? (or do I need to buy a second suit? Please say no.)
dress with blazer sounds perfectly fine. i had same conundrum recently, and decided to wear the suit both days just because it was an easier outfit overall (i didn't really like the other outfit i brought- and it didn't have a blazer). i think anything with a blazer is pretty much as good as a suit so if you have on a full suit the first day, no one would ever blink an eye in the "under dressed" category!