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The look: Second interview

"I wanted to look more mature because I do have braces, so pretty much anything you put me in it's, 'Oh, she's 14.' The shorter hair makes me look a little older," said Rianna Coale. •Do your homework online (employee photos?) or in person to see what office wear is acceptable. Dress as formally as your would-be boss or the management team. •Keep it professional and polished, but it's OK to show a little wardrobe personality. •Choose mix-and-match separates for versatility. •Stay away from easy-to-wrinkle fabrics such as linen. •Belting a cardigan gives it a more professional look. •No minis. Skirts should be at or just above the knee. •Hosiery is a must. •Use a T-shirt or cami to fill in a revealing neckline. •Scrutinize yourself in the mirror — front and back — before leaving the house. •When choosing prints, keep them muted or classic. •Tattoos should be covered; remove facial piercings.. •No perfume, but don't forget lipstick or gloss for a finished look. Her new outfit: Cardigan, $59.50; T-shirt, $29.50; skirt, $89.50; belt, $34.50; necklace, $49.50, all Banana Republic, Her own shoes and tights. Total: $262.50William DeShazer, Chicago Tribune
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