When she’s not working with big names like Lupita Nyong’o, Jennifer Hudson, and Hilary Swank, celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger also divulges her fashion expertise in our Ask a Stylist column. From the best places to source vintage to the secret to finding your most flattering jeans, come back each week for a professional’s perspective.
Today’s topic is an important category for any working woman or recent college graduate. While a well-stocked office-ready wardrobe comes with time, there are certain pieces every woman should own and have on hand should a last-minute interview opportunity arise. From polished accessories to sharp basics, keep reading to make sure you’re not missing any must-haves.
Scroll down for the interview basics every woman should own, and since it's equally important to avoid outfit pitfalls, also check out what not to wear to an interview.
A simple shift is great for any type of interview. The classic silhouette lends a professional and stylish look.
Once you find a white button-down shirt you love, stock up. The timeless basic will receive tons of wear throughout your career.
A polished blazer completes any office or interview outfit. Every working woman should have at least one go-to in her closet.
A flattering skirt will allow you to feel (and look) your best, and when it comes to interviewing, confidence is key.
AKA anything with a block heel, because like I mentioned a couple weeks ago, that's the most comfortable heel style for the office.
Owning a sleek notepad is a simple and understated way to show you care and want to be taken seriously.
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