Deciding on what to wear to an interview can be a difficult part of the process. Job interviews are won or lost based on how well you react to questions and introduce yourself. That’s why professionally presenting yourself will help you persuade the hiring manager that you’re a good match for the business. Study the organization to see how structured their office is before selecting an interview outfit. If you’ve looked at the company’s website and social media accounts and still can’t figure out the dress code, contact the HR department. Explain that you have an interview coming up and would like to know what to wear. You can even Style the bullet club t-shirt for an elegant look.
Simple professional top:
Wear a top that is both comfortable and traditional Shirts with a cardigan, a simple blouse with a casual jacket, a navy blue blazer, or a knit sweater are all good choices. Choose basic designs and neutral colors. Slouchy or bulky sweaters, ill-fitting clothing, plunging necklines, and wrinkle-prone fabric should all be avoided. Wearing a casual dress with a car is also an option.
Dress pant or skirt:
Wear your top with ironed black or navy slacks or a pencil skirt (knee-length or longer). If you’re wearing a button-down shirt, tuck it into your trousers or skirt for a more professional appearance. Khaki or cotton pants are also appropriate as long as they look professional.
Collared shirt with long sleeves:
Make sure you’re wearing a light-colored, pressed button-down shirt with long sleeves and a collar that’s tucked into your trousers. Wearing a knit tie with a simple pattern or solid color is a choice, but it’s unnecessary. A nice sweater can also be worn over a button-down shirt for a polished business casual look. Consider wearing a blazer or lightweight sports jacket in grey, black, or navy blue for a more polished look, though it’s not needed. Even if you’re interviewing at a laid-back organization, don’t wear a polo shirt.
For a casual business interview, pressed cotton jeans, light-colored chinos, or khakis are excellent choices. Grey, black, brown, and navy blue are good choices because they go with various shirt colors. However, wearing dark-colored denim to work might be appropriate in certain situations. Wear chinos or dress pants instead of jeans if you’re not sure if jeans are suitable in this office.
These blazer and blouse outfits are perfect for business interviews because they are made up of just three basic and flexible items. Your interview wardrobe should include a navy blue blazer. A plain blouse or button-down shirt looks fantastic with a navy blue blazer. It’s a classic look that pairs well with khaki trousers, a khaki skirt, and even dark-wash jeans for a casual office or interview. The outfit is completed with a matching skirt or slacks or a khaki skirt or dress pants. Since it can be worn with various tops, a khaki skirt is a nice addition to your working wardrobe. It can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion, much like the blazer.
Classic black dress with tights:
A basic but refined business wardrobe must include a tasteful “little black dress.” Invest in a high-quality dress that falls just below the knee. Professional and still modern, a dress with a structured fit and nice details (like the capped sleeves here) is a good choice. Pair the dress with textured tights, like the ones; saw here, to liven up your look. A sheer stripe, cable pattern, or ribbed look adds texture and appeal, making sure the pattern is subtle.
Although it’s important to dress professionally and conservatively for your interview, that doesn’t mean you can’t have fun with color. A strong addition to your interview wardrobe is a tasteful dress in an unusual color, such as a subdued turquoise or deep red. You don’t need to add jewelry or other accessories to a statement dress like the ones seen here—the dress speaks for itself. If you’re going to use bright colors, make sure the rest of your outfit is conservative.
Add print cardigan:
Although you should avoid something too bright or bold (animal prints, for example, aren’t typically interview-appropriate unless they’re incredibly subtle), a two-tone print, like the one on this sweater, can liven up an otherwise bland outfit while still looking professional. This is particularly true if you won’t be working in a traditional office environment. If you’re going to wear a bold print, stick to that and keep the rest of your wardrobe clean and understated.
Blouse with interesting detail:
A bow-tied blouse, like the one seen here, creates an elegant look that can be worn with a skirt or slacks. A slim waist belt adds a touch of detail to the top, making it stand out. A skirt made of a unique fabric or a plain black pencil skirt is an excellent way to personalize a business look