Interviews are one’s opportunity to make a lasting impression on anyone. When it comes to work, leaving a good impression on a potential employer can take you to big heights. If you are in a dilemma over what you should wear to your next interview, the most crucial thing you must bear in mind is to keep it polished and professional regardless of the nature of the job. Looking neat, tidy and sophisticated is essential.
Looking for some inspiration, following is a list of our top 8 interview friendly attires that will make a great impression on any potential employer. Let’s get started.
- A Neutral Blazer
Blazers and blouses make for a killer interview outfit. Three pieces that are super simple and super versatile but never fail to impress. Solid colors to opt for interview day would be neutrals. Black, navy blue, charcoal gray, and deep maroon blazers are ones that you can wear on more than one occasion. They pair brilliantly with different pieces in your collection including button-down shirts, dresses, blouses, and even t-shirts.
For the interview, it is best to keep it simple and staple. Wear your blazer with tailored pants, a pencil skirt, khaki pants or deep dark jeans for a casual interview. Depending on one’s individual needs, a blazer can be easily dressed up or down.
- Button-down Shirt
Button-down shirts have always earned a bad rep for being too dull and boring, but they don’t have to be. There is an endless variety of fabrics to choose from including cascading chiffon, sheer silk, classic cotton, etc. They layer exceptionally well with a lot of pieces in one’s closet, but if you are wearing a button-down shirt to an interview, it would be best if you wore it on its own with a plain camisole underneath.
Experiment with fun colors but be careful not to go too overboard. Make sure that your neckline is relatively modest and your shirt is tucked in. It looks professional, polished and sophisticated; all the attributes you need to make a lasting impression on anyone.
- Skirt and Blouse
A classic and staple combination, skirts and blouses were made for one another. They are elegant, chic and polished. You can add elements and accents to an otherwise plain skirt and blouse ensemble using skinny belts or perhaps a blazer on top. Pencil skirts speak business, so it is best to play it safe. Opt for a comfortable fabric that looks and feels elegant and pair it with a complimenting blouse for the ultimate office-ready look.
- Power Suit
Suits exude confidence and power. They are edgy, they are sophisticated, and they are unapologetically bold yet demure at the same time. Their unique and polished outlook is what makes them perfect for office wear and making a killer impression in interviews. Pair your suit with a classic tailored button-down shirt, a blouse or maybe even a turtle-neck for a more relaxed look.
Don’t shy away from color. Suits don’t always have to be black and blue. Opt for fresh and fun colors like millennial pink, nude, and pastels. They are refreshingly unique and are a breath of fresh air.
- Dress and Tights
Dresses are great for interviews. A sleek and tasteful dress is the trademark for refined business attire. It looks effortless, it is comfortable, and it looks great without fail; what more could one ask for? Just throw on a cardigan on top or perhaps a blazer and complete the look with minimal accessories. Make sure always to get a well-fitting dress.
Wear the dress on its own or pair it with tights. Opt for something plain or patterned or textured and tie the whole look together with a pair of classic pumps and a sling bags for women.
Dress pants were designed for formal attire and should be an integral part of any woman’s wardrobe. A chic pair of durable, well-fitting dress pants can take you places. They are versatile and pair brilliantly with everything ranging from a simple button-down shirt to a blazer to a turtleneck sweater to simply a cardigan. Dress pants do not have to be boring and basic. Mix and match pieces from your wardrobe and complete your look with accessories, shoes and a chic bag.
- Colorful Dress
Interviews do not always mean morose and dull colors for you can always add a fun pop of color to your look with a bright statement dress. Muted turquoise, blood red, deep green and deep fuchsia pink are colors that look good on everyone and also look great in formal settings as they are not too bold or overpowering yet bring just enough zing to the plate.
If you are wearing a vibrant hued dress, keep the accessories minimal. Make sure that the dress is modest and the neck and hemline are not too revealing. Short dresses, deep necklines, extremely bright colors and over the top patterns and designs are always a no. Keep it classy by keeping it fun yet minimal.
Sweaters seem casual, but they too can be dressed up or down. When it comes to sweaters, there is an extensive array of designs to choose from. From plain cardigans to V-necks to turtlenecks to printed sweaters; everyone has a favorite sweater style.
V-neck sweaters look great paired with pants, a skirt, or even on top of a dress and tights. Turtlenecks are perfect for the colder months as they keep you warm, their body-hugging silhouette flatter one and all and they look great paired with everything from skirts to pants to jeans. Printed cardigans may seem a little intimidating and almost too outgoing for a job interview, but the best part about printed sweaters is their range of designs; each with its own unique aura and vibe. Just remember not to go overboard.
For interviews, choose your outfits wisely. Activelyavoid items like low-cut shirts, distressed pants, strappy heels,extremely bold colors, and excessive prints. For the workplace, it is best tokeep it simple and minimal. Everyone has their own sense of style, and oneshould stay true to it while keeping the limitations of a workplace in mind.Use these outfit ideas to look like a boss lady in your next interview.
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