Understated accessories are the only safe bet in a job interview – you can wear your flair after you’ve been at your job awhile and people know what to expect from you.
A simple way to dress up a look is the pearl (or faux pearl) necklace:
Simple post earrings are far preferable to danglies – keep things close to the body and not to overt when you make your first impression.
In one of those random articles on the subject, I also read somewhere that the first thing an interviewer notices about you is your watch. So make sure you have it on – and that you’re on time!
Your handbag is also key to the entire impression – you don’t want your flashy bag with the skull printed on it for this. Choose a bag where you can keep a folder with your resumes in it, where the resumes won’t get bent. You might even need to get a special resume folder that zips (you can buy them at Office Max or Staples.)