A Sheath Dress
A sheath dress is chic without looking matronly. It's fitted without being revealing. For so long I thought I had to wear a suit to an interview, and unless you are working in a corporate environment, you can get away with a sheath dress in a neutral color. Make sure it's an appropriate length with your heels on and that the material doesn't tug anywhere.
This is not the time for your strappy, open toed or super high shoes. This is the time for a classic, 2-3 inch heel pump. Even though open toe is more acceptable nowadays, I still wouldn't wear it for an interview.
The only jewelry I would recommend is a small pair of diamond or pearl stud earrings. They are simple and brighten up your face.
My tote is usually where I like to add my bit of personality or pizazz to my interview outfit. I usually tie a colorful silk scarf around the handle to add a bit of color. A tote is big enough to carry your portfolio or full size notepad and a copy or two of your resume!
These are my steps for a fool proof interview ensemble. Tomorrow I'll be posting a picture of my go to outfit on my Facebook page!
Do you tend to go more casual or more conservative on an interview?