I recently got an interview at a new restaurant opening in my area. I'm interviewing to be a server or a bartender. The restaurant is eco-friendly, not a chain, and connected to a microbrewery. They serve local beer and "designer" sandwiches, that sort of thing, so a little upscale. The application text was playful and stressed wanting "curious," "adventurous" types. My only restaurant experience was about a year at a small coffeeshop, where I interviewed in the summer dress I happened to be wearing when I turned in my application. Most of my jobs have been in a bank or office, so I've interviewed in a nice blouse + skirt + sensible shoes.
For this interview I feel like I should dress professionally, of course, but perhaps with a stylish touch? Most threads I've seen here recommend a black shirt + black pants for a restaurant, but I don't have any dress pants and I don't have a lot of money to buy new interview clothes. What I have now is: this dress
, a black shrug (looks pretty professional), this necklace
, and silver earrings (either studs or hoops). I was thinking of wearing a high bun and professional makeup. For shoes, I am lacking, but I have a pair of attractive/new/clean/stylish brown pennyloafers, or else black heels/flats. When I tried everything on today it felt cohesive. My main concern is that I look a little "look at me!" and not customer-service-oriented enough. Unfortunately as they're not open yet, I can't stop by to observe the level of dress. Any thoughts?