WHAT TO WEAR TO AN INTERVIEW
LOOK PROFESSIONAL AND STYLE-SAVVY
Dressing for an interview isn’t easy – after all, it’s the first impression you’ll make on your possible future boss, and every company has different expectations for what employees should wear. Ever wondered what to wear to an interview? Here’s a guide for stylish yet smart interview outfits for every office dress code.
THE START UP OFFICE
Your blazer is your best friend at a start-up; you’ll look polished while maintaining a stylish vibe. Depending on the company, pair this with either a dress or pants. If the company branding is consistent with adding a little pop of personality to your outfit, go for it! Regardless of what you wear, keep your shoes neutral – nudes or dark colors work best for an interview. Add extra flair with accents and fabrics: think tassels or suede for a fun display of your unique style.
THE BUSINESS CASUAL OFFICE
Separates are the name of the game at Business Casual offices. Wearing suit pants or a suit skirt with a different colored blazer is trendy yet reserved, and lets you showcase your personal style. However, separates should still be dark in color. Under your blazer, wear a more brightly colored blouse or shell to bring a pop of color to the outfit. Shoes should still be neutral or dark with a closed toe.
THE CONSERVATIVE, BUSINESS FORMAL OFFICE
When you’re going in for an interview at a Business Formal office, wearing a suit is pretty much mandatory. The only exception to this would be an office-appropriate dress paired with a blazer. Try a suit or dress in blue, black, or dark grey, and, if wearing a suit, a button down or shell top in muted colors. Ensure the bottom half of your skirt suit or dress is a modest length. Dark-colored shoes with a closed toe are perfect for this occasion, but be sure keep heel height under 3.5 inches.