How to Dress for a "Casual" Interview

"Casual" and "interview" may seem diametrically opposed when it comes to your wardrobe, but we promise the two can come together beautifully. Today's office climate is changing. With a growing number of startups and more opportunities than ever for remote employment, it was inevitable that workplace wardrobes would also begin to shift. Clothing that is comfortable yet presentable is key. Example: Try pairing light-wash skinny jeans with a white button-down and tailored blazer for a polished yet approachable look. Alternatively, you can opt for a kimono-style dress with chic ballet flats and some statement earrings to balance things out.

Keep in mind the location of the interview as well. If you’re meeting in their office, opt for a more elevated look, but if you’re meeting on neutral territory—say, a local coffee shop—you may be able to get away with a slightly more casual vibe. Bottom line is what you wear to an interview leaves an impression of who you are as a person (and worker) to your potential employer. If you are so lucky to know someone who already works at the company, ask them what’s expected, and if you’re ever still in doubt, here are a few of our top picks to start you off on the right foot.