What to Wear for Every Type of Interview

So you’ve landed the interview for your dream role (congrats!), groomed your résumé into pristine condition, and practiced answers to potential questions the interviewer might throw your way. Next, you'll have to pick out what to wear. It’s a tall order considering you need a look that strikes all the right notes for the job and company you’re interviewing at. You want to look as polished and prepped as you truly are and wear makes you feel like your absolute best self (because at the end of the day, confidence is your secret weapon).

Yet not all interview outfits are that simple. Knowing the role at hand and the culture of the company you're interviewing at is critical to putting together an appropriate look. To take a whole lot of stress out of your interview prep, we’ve put together outfits for every type of interview you, our readers, might encounter. From the buttoned-up finance job to the elusive fashion interview, below you’ll find what to wear to each to help you land the job (and look great doing it).

The Creative Interview

When applying for a creative role, let your personality and love for aesthetics shine through your look. Sticking with conservative cuts is always a safe bet while playing with color and pattern. We love an asymmetrically hemmed dress with a funky pair of earrings.

The Law or Finance Interview

Law offices, banks, and the like are known to occupy the stricter side of the dress-code scale. For this type of interview, you need a look that is polished and smart. After all, the saying “dress for the job you want” is one that we couldn’t agree with more. Opt for a tailored black suit, polished heels (that you can still walk in), and a structured handbag.

Shop the look:

Racil Tokyo Single-Breasted Wool Blazer ($980) and Aries Side-Stripe Skinny Woll Cropped Trousers ($494)

Jacket and trousers available in sizes 34 FR to 42 FR.

The Fashion Interview

When interviewing for a position at a fashion company, you’ll want to show off your personal style and knowledge of the industry. Leave your overly trendy pieces at home and go for an off-beat combination of suiting separates that show your taste level.

Available in size 40 IT to 44 IT.

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The Marketing Interview

For a marketing or sales job interview, opt for casual separates in crisp colorways. This will show your professionalism and ability to think creatively. Finish off the look with a fun pair of heels.

Available in sizes XS to L.

The Tech or Startup Interview

Startup companies are known for their laid-back company culture, so a full suit might be too formal. A pair of tailored jeans can be swapped for trousers here (opt for a dark-wash pair) as long as the rest of the look is polished.