Is dressing up for an interview important? If any one has told you it is not then he is either not your well wisher or may be he is in competition to get the same position. Dressing up and making a good impression of your self, is one of the most important thing one needs to learn if he want to land the job that he wants.
Sloppy dressers seldom make it up the ladders of success. Have you ever seen any one of the top notch bosses sloppily turned out? It just does not fall into character, so you may as well learn the lesson as early on as possible.
Smart and upwardly mobile men have realized earlier than others, the power of dressing. Before an interviewer actually begins to talk to you, what he sees coming into his space is a visual of the individual. If the visual is unappealing to him, you have lost major chances of recovering in his eyes. So making a mark as soon as you step into for an interview is a very important first step you must work hard to achieve, so that you can then build on actually getting the position.
Having cleared the importance of the look you project lets get down to the simple nitty-gritty of what you need to do. If it is cool enough to wear a suit, please do so and not try to go short on doing so, because it isn’t the most comfortable garment of your liking. It would be best to wear a two piece suit with a good shirt and tie. Stick to conventional colors like dark blue or a silver grey. This is not the best time to show too much individualism. Black by the way is considered too severe for an interview.
Now you do not have to be dressed like the CEO, but do make sure what you are wearing is of good quality. Check and insure that the shirt you plan to wear is fresh, clean and not frayed even the slightest at the collar or the cuffs. Pick a good tie, preferably a solid color or a fine pin strip.
Make sure your shoes and belt match the suit. Remember shoes and belts are always the same color. Needless to say, make sure you are freshly shaved and your hair has been well groomed.