Hair: Should be clean and neat.
Shoes: Should be in polished condition. Make sure heels are not worn.
Details: No missing buttons, no lint; and don’t forget to remove external tags and tacking stitches from new clothes.
Hands: Clean fingernails.
Fit: Clothes should be clean, neatly pressed, and fit properly.
Smell: Perfume or cologne should be used sparingly or not at all. Remember that some people have allergies/sensitivities; you’d hate for that to derail an interview. No odors in clothes. Don’t smell like smoke.
Pad folios: Preferred over a bulky briefcase. A small briefcase is also appropriate. But if you have no reason to carry a briefcase, don’t; you risk looking silly.
Book bags: Leave it at home for an on-site interview. For an on-campus interview, you can leave it in the waiting area.