My Cart

Close

What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know

Written by Angelina Peña

• 

Posted on June 12 2019

Before you even say a word, believe it or not, the interview has already begun. It’s not uncommon that the interviewer has made a few prejudgments of you based on your promptness, attire, and body language. That's why it's super important to dress professionally and to walk in with a confident and positive disposition. Dressing too casual or inappropriate may risk your chance of landing the job of your dreams. We want you to be successful! That's why we put together a short guide on how to dress for interviews. Our first tip is to...

1. Always dress business formal, no matter what the job is!

Even if you know the company's dress code is lenient. Again, first impressions matter! Business Formal attire consists of the following: 

  • Blue, gray or navy blue skirt/pantsuit or dress(but wear a jacket)
  • A white or light blue button-down shirt tucked in
  • Dress shoes (heels below 4 inches)

 

What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know

Navy Jacket: Rag & Bone Contrast Cotton Blazer, Size 2 $75
Navy Pants: Escada Straight Leg Dress Pant, Size 40 $50
Maroon Pumps: VANELi Diesis Dress Pump, Size 6.5 $12
Flats: Pedro Garcia Albany Ballerina Flat, Size 36 $98
White Shirt: G1 Goods Basic Button Down Shirt, Size S, M $74
Gray Jacket: Skylar + Madison Plaid Blazer, Size S, M $24
Gray Pants: TheKorner Kimono Pant, Size L $12
Black Pump: Loeffler Randall Jolie Suede Pumps, Size 9.5 $158
 

2. Dress simple, not stylish. 

 Unless you are interviewing for a fashion-related job, dress simple!  An interview is not the time to be bold or take fashion risks... Because let's be honest, some people just don't 'get' fashion. Play it cool and stick to the script.

Stenstroms Slimline White Button Down Shirt | How to dress for an interview -What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know

 

3. Stay classy, not flashy.

 Remember you aren't trying to stunt, you are trying to impress! So it's best to strive for a natural look and to avoid the following:

  • bright nail polish
  • heavy makeup
  • facial piercings
  • bulky jewelry

    We love you Ari! We admire your style for the club, but not an interview. 

    Ariana Grande |

    Instead, you should wear/have:

    • Your hair in a low ponytail or bun
    • Only a watch and a wedding ring (if you have one)
    • Clear/neutral color, cut nails 
    • Only base foundation, concealer, mascara, and a neutral lipstick

     

    What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know

    Gray Dress: Karin Stevens Sheath Dress, Size 8 $25
    Maroon Pumps: VANELi Diesis Dress Pump, Size 6.5 $12 
    Black Pump: Rudsak Bara Heel, Size 40/10 $42
    Black Blazer: Theory Contrast Button Blazer, Size 6 $50
    Black Dress: Rachel Roy Cotton Sateen Sheath Dress, Size 8 $35

     

    4. Save the sexy for later.

    You're sexy and you know it! But when dressing for an interview, sexy is not the way to go. Heels should be 4" max and blouses should not be sheer or low-cut. If you have doubts about your skirt being too short, then it's probably too short. Aim for a skirt that rests just below or right above the knee. These skirts should do the job:

    J'Envie Knit Pencil Skirt | What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know-What to wear to an interview: Tips every woman should know

     

    Thanks for reading! We wish you the best on your job search. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment below. Until next time!

    XO

     

     

    Comments

    0 Comments

    Leave a Comment