Dress for the Job You Want (Interview Style Tips)
“What should I wear on an interview?” I’ve gotten this question quite a few times. My answer back is it depends on the job you’re interviewing for. Here’s the thing, there’s no one super magic interview outfit. You need to tailor what you plan on wearing to the interview/business type. If it’s not clear what the dress code of the office where you’re interviewing is, contact the HR representative to find out. If all else fails, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed. In other words, go conservative.
The Formal/Business Interview
For Business Professional/ Business Casual environments, keep your look more on the conservative side. In a Business Professional setting a classic black, blue, or gray suit would be perfect. Pair your suit with a white blouse, pumps or flats, and simple accessories. For a more business casual office setting, try to take what you would normally wear to the office to another level. Try a cute blazer with a simple shift dress.
Formal/Business Interview Look 1
Formal/Business Interview Look 2
Formal/Business Look 3
The Informal/Casual Interview
Interviewing in a more casual setting does not mean you can wear just anything. No matter the environment, you need to put your best foot forward and present a polished professional image. This environment definitely does not require a suit. A simple blouse and pencil skirt or slacks will definitely fit the bill.
Casual Interview Look 1
Casual Interview Look 2
Well groomed hair
Wear deodorant (seriously!)
Chipped nail polish
Short dresses or skirts
Too casual clothing (jeans, tees, sneakers)
A Few Places to Find Interview Wear
The interview itself will be stressful enough, you’re wardrobe doesn’t have to be. Hopefully, the looks above gave you a few ideas. Let me know if you have any questions by commenting below. You can also reach out to me on social media.
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