8 Who What Wear Editors on the Outfits That Got Us Hired

Landing an interview for your dream job (particularly one in fashion) is enough to make even the most confident, fashion-forward among us question every item in our wardrobe. Do I own work-appropriate shoes? Are my tops professional enough? Why don’t I own a pair of pants that aren’t jeans? Even we fashion editors at Who What Wear admit to having had pre-interview outfit nerves. Fashion jobs, in particular, often carry the notion that you need to be fashionable and trendy without trying too hard.

We believe that feeling comfortable equals feeling confident, and there are certain key items that can help you feel strong and empowered and keep the focus on your shining skills, talent, and personality. There's certainly no harm in adding a touch of your personal style so you feel like your best self. Anna Wintour advised in a recent interview, “Everyone should remember, whether they're interviewing at Vogue, or indeed anywhere, that we're not hiring your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is not going to be doing the job for you—it's who you are."

So I turned to my fellow Who What Wear editors and asked them to share what they wore to their interviews and the thought processes behind them. Scroll below to see what we consider to be a strong fashion-interview outfit formula, and see the looks that got us hired.