How To Dress For A Job Interview

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    Frankly, you should be spending your time on more important things, so here are nine outfit ideas and shoppable items to help you on your path to that corner office.

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    PHOTO: D Dipasupil/FilmMagic

    Printed Dress

    Rose Byrne’s simple Michael Kors polka-dot print midi dress with long sleeves is prim but not boring. Wear your printed dress with a brown belt, camel coat and plain pumps.

    For a position in: Education

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    Ghost

     Serena Dot Dress ($64) in Vintage Spot Navy

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    PHOTO: Benjamin Lozovsky/BFAnyc.com

    Blouse and Wide-Leg Pants

    Brit Marling’s color blocked Reed Krakoff blouse and wide-leg pants are effortless and chic. Even Anna Wintour approves.

    For a position in: Architecture

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    Equipment

    Brett Shirt ($258) in Nature White/Peach Nectar Experimental Stripe Print

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    Club Monaco

    Micala Wool Wideleg Pant ($199) in Black

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    PHOTO: Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com

    Sleeveless Shift Dress

    Take a page from Naomi Watts’ book and pair a simple sheath dress like her Calvin Klein version with classic pumps for a fuss-free interview look.

    For a position in: PR

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    Marc by Marc Jacobs

    Sparks Crepe Sleveless Dress ($498) in Merlot

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    J.Crew

    Etta Suede Pumps ($238) in Black

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    PHOTO: Ron Asadorian / Splash News

    Cashmere Knit and Pencil Skirt

    The deep, burgundy hue of Beckham's sweater adds just enough interest without being overpowering. Choose a wool pencil skirt, like her Victoria Beckham version, so that it isn’t clingy, and make sure that the sweater has a high neckline.

    For a position in: Fashion Editorial

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    Everlane The Cashmere Crew 120
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    Sister Jane

    Wool Pencil Skirt ($104) in White

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    PHOTO: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

    Striped Blazer

    Add polish to black cropped pants by slipping on a simple, striped blazer like Taylor Schilling’s Theyskens’ Theory version.

    For a position in: Hospitality

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    Theyskens’ Theory

     Jlender Striped Blazer ($690) in Black

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    Halogen

     ‘Quinn’ Skinny Ankle Pants ($79) in Black

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    Printed Sweater

    Particularly great for colder climates, select a printed sweater and keep the underpinnings monochromatic. Top with a navy wool coat like Diane Kruger’s Hugo Boss style.

    For a position in: Graphic Design

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    Tibi

    Sporty Mesh Sweater ($250) in Ivory Multi

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    PHOTO: Neil Rasmus/BFAnyc.com

    Tailored Coat

    As modeled by Hunt at the Porter magazine launch celebration, a light, tailored coat in beige or gray adds structure to a black blouse and menswear-style trousers. You can even wear with boots for warmth as she does here.

    For a position in: Production

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    Zara

    Blouse With Shoulder Applique ($49) in Black

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    Pinstripe Trousers

    At the Opening Ceremony F/W 14 show, Gia Coppola deftly paired her slim, pinstriped pants with a fully buttoned white shirt for a polished spin on office attire.

    For a position in: Finance

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    Tsumori Chisato

    White Shirt ($327)

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    Future Ozbek

    Vintage Striped Cropped Trouser ($107) in Navy

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    PHOTO: Ben Gabbe/Getty Images

    Plaid Cardigan

    Wallpaper’s Editor at Large, JJ Martin, shows that a dash of print doesn’t have to be overpowering. Pair with slacks and a structured satchel.

    For a position in: Event Planning

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    Lord & Taylor

    Petite Plaid Print Cardigan ($74) in Olympic Blue

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    London Fog

    Knightsbridge Satchel ($135) in Black

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White Shirt

White Shirt

Tsumori Chisato, $327
SHOP
Vintage Striped Cropped Trouser

Vintage Striped Cropped Trouser

Future Ozbek, $107
SHOP
The Cashmere Crew

The Cashmere Crew

Everlane, $120
SHOP
Wool Pencil Skirt

Wool Pencil Skirt

Sister Jane, $104
SHOP
Women's Regular Wool Cashmere Blend Pea Coat

Women's Regular Wool Cashmere Blend Pea Coat

Ghost, $64
SHOP
Suede Panel With Octagon Buckle Belt

Suede Panel With Octagon Buckle Belt

Anne Klein, $40
SHOP
Black White Notch Stand Collar Long Sleeve Oversize Houndstooth Coat

Black White Notch Stand Collar Long Sleeve Oversize Houndstooth Coat

SheInside, $47
SHOP
Blouse With Shoulder Applique

Blouse With Shoulder Applique

Zara, $49
SHOP
Brett Shirt

Brett Shirt

Equipment, $258
SHOP
Micala Wool Wideleg Pant

Micala Wool Wideleg Pant

Club Monaco, $199
SHOP
Sporty Mesh Sweater

Sporty Mesh Sweater

Tibi, $250
SHOP
Women's Regular Wool Cashmere Blend Pea Coat

Women's Regular Wool Cashmere Blend Pea Coat

Lands’ End, $179
SHOP
Sparks Crepe Sleveless Dress

Sparks Crepe Sleveless Dress

Marc by Marc Jacobs, $498
SHOP
Etta Suede Pumps

Etta Suede Pumps

J.Crew, $238
SHOP
Jlender Striped Blazer

Jlender Striped Blazer

Theyskens’ Theory, $690
SHOP
'Quinn' Skinny Ankle Pants

'Quinn' Skinny Ankle Pants

Halogen, $79
SHOP
Petite Plaid Print Cardigan

Petite Plaid Print Cardigan

Lord & Taylor, $74
SHOP
Knightsbridge Satchel

Knightsbridge Satchel

London Fog, $135
SHOP
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