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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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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Serena Dot Dress ($64) in Vintage Spot Navy
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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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Brett Shirt ($258) in Nature White/Peach Nectar Experimental Stripe Print
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Micala Wool Wideleg Pant ($199) in Black
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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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Etta Suede Pumps ($238) in Black
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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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Wool Pencil Skirt ($104) in White
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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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Jlender Striped Blazer ($690) in Black
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‘Quinn’ Skinny Ankle Pants ($79) in Black
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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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Sporty Mesh Sweater ($250) in Ivory Multi
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Women’s Regular Wool Cashmere Blend Pea Coat ($179) in Navy
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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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Blouse With Shoulder Applique ($49) in Black
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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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White Shirt ($327)
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Vintage Striped Cropped Trouser ($107) in Navy
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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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Knightsbridge Satchel ($135) in Black