When meeting someone new, the first thing they’ll notice is how you’re dressed. This can have a big impact on how people first perceive you. So having a good outfit that compliments you and your vibe is crucial.
The same goes for a video shoot. In an interview video, you’re representing your brand, and how you’re dressed can tell people a lot about who you are. Are you formal? Approachable? Casual? Professional? Quirky? Some combination? Your clothing is one of the many signals that you send to other people about who you are and what you stand for.
When you’re on camera, there are a few other things to take into consideration. Here’s the advice we give folks who are preparing to be interviewed:
We always recommend wearing bright, solid colours. Blues, greens, and other strong colours always look amazing. If you layer with a jacket, a soft coloured base would work too.
Make sure to avoid glossy or reflective fabrics, complex designs, thin stripes, white, orange and big prints. These can be distorted or distracting in the video.
A note on skirts
My favourite item of clothing can be tough to manoeuvre on camera, depending on the seats and camera angles. (Stools are the bane of the pencil skirt.) If in doubt, give us a heads up!
Camera lights can get hot! Layers look awesome, but when you’re planning your outfit, remember that the temperature in the room might go up a couple of degrees.
That lighting can also reflect off big pieces of jewellery. Both men and women should keep this in mind, and be smart about their choice of watches, pins, and necklaces.
The same goes for glasses, but if you feel more comfortable with them on, let us know and we’ll make sure we take it into account when setting up the lighting.
And, if you’ll have a mic attached to you, be careful wearing scarves, they’ll get in the way and be tough to deal with.
But the most important thing is that you’re comfortable!
If you’re comfortable in your clothes, you’re more likely to be comfortable in the video!