Professional or stylish? Classy neutral tones or creative colors and patterns? Heels or no heels? The outfit you wear to a job interview is as stressful to pick as the job itself. You want to send the right message when trying to convince someone to pick you for a job, and as clothes are a way of expressing yourself, you might wanna be careful of what you wear when meeting your future boss. We are here to help you with 3 outfit ideas and we promise there is something for every style and wardrobe. If you follow these steps, you only have to worry about the all-time question “Where do you see yourself in 5 years?”…Hopefully, in a good outfit and with the job of your dreams.
Toned Down Extravaganza
If you are the type of person that gets fancy for a trip to the grocery shop, this outfit idea is for you. For an extravagant but professional look, you might want to keep the accessories on the low side, and instead, focus on some elegant colors. Tip: Try choosing between a pattern or a color, and don’t combine them, as it might be a little distracting, and you want the interviewer to focus on what you’re saying more than your outfit. If you go for colors, shades of navy blue, red or dark green would combine very well with a classic white shirt for the professional but stylish look. To bring in more of your personality, you can add a “Power Bag”, as Vogue calls it.
The Safe Choice
If you have no suit or skirt in your wardrobe, but you need to give off a polished look, we’ve got you covered. One of the safer options is combining a white shirt with a sweater. Take a simple white shirt, the only important thing is for the shirt to have a collar, put a neutral toned sweater on top of it, leaving the collar of the shirt out, and add a pair of black trousers or jeans. Tip: Because job interviews are nerve wracking, you might want to choose a sweater that is not gonna make you sweat even more. Material like Merino Wool is both breathable and stylish, so try going for a merino wool sweater. Accessorize this outfit with some simple jewelry or a watch, and you’re set for success.
Are you applying for a high position in an exquisite company? You know all the guys in movies, with important jobs and cool cars, they’re all wearing the classic suit. Honestly, you can never go wrong with it, no matter if you’re a man or a woman, a suit will always be a safe and extremely professional outfit for a job interview. You might want to consider the job you’re applying for though, as being overdressed is as dangerous as being underdressed. Tip: If the company seems more open, try wearing a boldly colored suit, with light accessories. You will give out the impression that you are classy, yet out of the ordinary.