Interviewing is a tough enough experience already without having to worry about your outfit. I have always worn a more classic silhouette with some modern touches as I work in a more conservative industry.
Obviously if you work in a less conservative industry you can mix it up a bit more, but I still believe when interviewing it’s best to stick to classics like a black blazer or sheath dress. Also, take note of your accessories and makeup. A bold lip or a chunky necklace is great on the weekend or for a night out, but not always the wisest choice when interviewing.
Again, you can always vary your look depending on the industry you are interviewing for, so know that there are no concrete pieces you “must” have. And of course just remember to wear something that you feel comfortable in as an interviewer will notice your comfort level right off the bat.
- Alice + Olivia Pussy Bow Blouse ($165)
- J Crew Thompson Blazer in Black ($178)
- Sam Edelman Petty Booties ($135)
- Cardinal Trousers at Anthropologie ($148)
- Kate Spade Cedar Street Maise ($298)
- Lorgnon Necklace at Anthropologie ($48)
- Formula X Color Curators: Song of Style Edition Nail Polish in A Girl’s Best Friend ($12.50)
- Ann Taylor Perfect Shirt ($69.50)
- Cynthia Suede Pumps at Ann Taylor ($128)
- J Crew Herringbone Sheath Dress ($178)
*For those who are still currently attending a university, stores such as Ann Taylor, Ann Taylor LOFT, and J Crew offer student discounts if you show them your Student ID. When I was a student I’d ask any store if they offered a student discount, as they really do help on pieces with a higher price tag.