It may have been your dazzling skills and qualifications that landed you the interview, but when it comes to landing the job, an on-point outfit will most definitely help. Let's face it: Between worrying about those dreaded curveball questions to fretting over résumé fonts, a job interview is stressful enough—you shouldn’t have to sweat your outfit, too. That’s where we come in. We’ve seen countless interview ensembles in our day and at this point have reduced what works (modern suits) and what doesn’t (maxi skirts) down to a science. Click through now for our tips and affordable shopping suggestions so you can lock down the interview look that will surely win you the job.
Have your interview outfit perfectly planned out, but still have to brave winter weather to get there? Let this cold-weather outfit guide you to looking polished. With suiting separates, add a simple turtleneck underneath your blazer and opt for a tailored wool coat to wear over the whole look.
Not all interview outfits need to adhere to a neutral palette. Show off your personality through an unexpected color, but keep the pieces professional. A pink suit like this one could be a great option for those applying into creative roles. Luckily, there are so many fun colored suiting options for spring.
Sometimes wearing all black can come across as too severe. In that case, we recommend varying shades of lighter neutrals like white, cream, and beige. Try a brightly colored top to accent the neutrals.
Another great way to show off your personality while maintaining a totally professional look is the through the shapes and silhouettes you wear. Instead of a classic pencil skirt, try out a midi skirt with an asymmetrical hem.
For the most part, you should toe the line with classic, tailored pieces, but adding one piece with a punch of personality, like a pair of colorful snakeskin pumps, can make you stand out from the pack.