Anyone who’s ever gone through the job hunting process knows that getting dressed for an interview can be one of the most stressful parts—and that’s including the interview itself. Okay, so maybe that’s just those of us who love fashion so much, but even so, it can get even trickier if you’re factoring the heat of summer into things. Putting together a summer interview outfit that’ll speak to your professionalism without leaving you in a pool of sweat during your commute is no easy feat, especially when you’re trying to make a good impression.
However, creating an interview outfit that keeps you cool while also showing that you’ve got the chops for the job (because we know you do) can be done. Whether you’re working with breathable fabrics and boxier suit pieces or are choosing dresses and skirts, you don’t have to compromise your comfort for professionalism.
To illustrate our point, we turned to our favorite street style stars for warm-weather looks appropriate for any type of interview, whether you’re looking to work at a business firm or a startup. Take a look at their perfect interview style below, and then shop similar pieces for yourself.
If you’re interviewing in a more formal environment, tap into a retro trend with a pussy-bow blouse, and pair it with a checked pencil skirt to show that you know your worth.
Another great dress option is a solid, polished color that's bright enough to show off your creativity while elevated enough to demonstrate your professionalism. Add a pair of pointy toe heels to finish off the look.