Hi! Have you recently found yourself looking for a new job? A job interview is basically like a blind date! It is your opportunity to make a great first impression on your potential employer. And if you’re wondering what to wear on an interview, the key is to look professional and put-together, no matter the type of job you’ve applied for. If you need a bit of inspiration, I’ve put together a few ideas of what to wear. For all of the examples, I’ve selected closed toe kitten heels. My accessories are simple, from delicate hoop earrings to classic satchel. I shopped my closet and all items are staples in my wardrobe.
Mix prints and textures to create interest. The base of the outfit is navy pants and an ivory turtleneck, both standard work wear pieces. Adding a menswear inspired plaid blazer adds style points. It’s polished and professional, yet not too busy or distracting.
A classic black blazer is a great option for an interview. It looks great paired with a button down blouse and matching dress pants (a skirt would look equally as smart). I went with a leopard print blouse. Feel free to play around with your blouses and pick one that works for you. Just keep it tasteful and professional.
Simple but effective, throwing on a camisole will add exactly what you want to an outfit. In the below look, I’ve paired a silky lavender cami under a blazer. Just make sure you pick a cami that covers your cleavage. Also, don’t remove your blazer while wearing this look. You don’t want to expose too much skin on your interview.
A pinstripe button down blouse is timeless and looks fabulous with trousers or skirts. A navy pencil skirt is a stylish alternative to a black pencil skirt. It doesn’t feel quite as formal as a black skirt, yet still is professional and refined.
It’s always a good idea to research the company to determine how formal their workplace is. Know your audience! I usually inquire with the person scheduling the interview about the company dress code. When it comes to business casual attire, wear a top that is relaxed but still presentable. Avoid oversized sweaters or fabrics that wrinkle easily. In this ensemble, I’ve tucked an ivory sweater into dress pants. Adding a simple, neutral multi-strand necklace with kitten heels finishes the look.
The whole journey to find that perfect job is stressful enough. Dressing for it shouldn’t be. What you wear speaks volumes about your confidence and attitude, so it’s important to take some time and plan that perfect outfit. 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! xo ~ Michelle