Most of the 20-something people especially fresh grad women are frantically pulling everything from their closets in the the evening before an important interview. Some are even harassing their dry cleaner for an urgent delivery, or begging their friends to loan their best office-appropriate attire. If you are one of them, you’re in luck. This post will guide you on what to wear for a job interview. Actually, it shouldn’t be stressful and you should be spending your time on more important things, so here are nine outfit ideas and shoppable items to help you on your path to that corner office.
1. Printed Dress For A Position in Education: Polka-dot print midi dress with long sleeves is prim but not boring. Wear your printed dress with a brown belt, camel coat and plain pumps.
2. Blouse and Wide-Leg Pants For A Position in Architecture: Brit Marling’s color blocked Reed Krakoff blouse and wide-leg pants are effortless and chic. Even Anna Wintour approves.
3. Sleeveless Shift Dress For A Position in PR: Get inspired from Naomi Watts’ look and pair a simple sheath dress like her Calvin Klein version with classic pumps for a fuss-free interview look.
4. Cashmere Knit and Pencil Skirt For A Position in Fashion Editorial: The deep, burgundy hue of Beckham’s sweater adds just enough interest without being overpowering. Choose a wool pencil skirt, like her Victoria Beckham version, so that it isn’t clingy, and make sure that the sweater has a high neckline.
5. Striped Blazer For A Position in Hospitality: Add polish to black cropped pants by slipping on a simple, striped blazer like Taylor Schilling’s Theyskens’ Theory version.
6. Printed Sweater For A Position in Graphic Design: Particularly great for colder climates, select a printed sweater and keep the underpinnings monochromatic. Top with a navy wool coat like Diane Kruger’s Hugo Boss style.
7. Tailored Coat For A Position in Production: As modeled by Hunt at the Porter magazine launch celebration, a light, tailored coat in beige or gray adds structure to a black blouse and menswear-style trousers. You can even wear with boots for warmth as she does here.
8. Pinstripe Trousers For A Position in Finance: At the Opening Ceremony F/W 14 show, Gia Coppola deftly paired her slim, pinstriped pants with a fully buttoned white shirt for a polished spin on office attire.
9. Plaid Cardigan For A Position in Event Planning: Wallpaper’s Editor at Large, JJ Martin, shows that a dash of print doesn’t have to be overpowering. Pair with slacks and a structured satchel.
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Now you have a guide on what to wear for a job interview, you can now focus on your portfolio (if you need it), gaining more confidence and a lot more. Good luck!