A simple outfit on a dramatic fashionista can feel rather bland and unenthusiastic. Talent sometimes try to overcompensate for their simple wardrobe by accessorizing, which can be counter-intuitive.
Keeping accessories simple and minimal is also important to not distract from the product being pitched (that’s you, in case you’re confused). Unless the occasion specifically calls for a necklace, keep the neckline free of clutter. A bracelet and stud earrings give just enough bling to twinkle, but don’t divert the viewer’s mind away from the person.
So the basics you can ask yourself after getting dressed, but while looking in the mirror that one last time before you walk out the door are: (1) Can my figure be seen easily? (2) Is my outfit simple and flattering? (3) Are my accessories distracting or disguising any of my best physical features? (4) Are my accessories what people will see and comment on? If you answered yes to the first two questions and no to the second two, then you can (as I tell my talent before an audition) “go be wonderful!” Any other answer combination of answers should send you back to the closet or jewelry box.
Dressing for camera is likely not the way you’d dress on a daily basis. Many actors and models like to keep a wardrobe for work purposes and another for daily purposes.
What things do you think about when getting dressed for an audition or go-see?