Interviewing is quite the process and dressing for it can feel like one too. First impressions are everything and looking your best also makes you perform better. Planning ahead and thinking about your interview in advance is key to your success.
See the breakdown of this perfect interview look below!
Before we get to the good stuff (the look), here are a few extra tips about the actual interview.
- Research the company
- Have a copy of your resume for them
- Bring a resume binder and take notes during the interview
- Come prepared with thoughtful questions
- Close the interview by summarizing your qualifications
- Follow up—a hand written thank you note is best, but an email also works
Now with the logistics covered let’s get to the outfit details!
Power Pant: For an interview I like to start with a printed pant to build the outfit off of. Try to stick to smaller geometric prints in a skinny fit to stay professional and modern. I like to keep my interview outfits neutral!
Structured Blazer: “Dress for the job you want, not for the job you have.” I think it’s extremely important to always wear a well-fitting blazer to an interview no matter how casual the company culture may be. A sense of professionalism is always appreciated and a blazer is a great way to convey it.
Modest Blouse: Be sure to balance out a structured blazer with a more feminine top. The pleats and knit fabric of this top make it the perfect complimenting piece. Also, I highly suggest wearing a higher neckline to interviews. I love the clean look of white on white too!
Sensible Heel: It isn’t unusual to tour the facilities or office space during an interview. Make sure you can keep up with the pace by wearing a chunky heel instead of a typical stiletto. You’ll thank me later! These particular shoes are oldies but goodies, but I actually spotted a similar style recently at Tanger. They’re a great professional yet young take on a workwear heel.
Chic Accessories: This is where you can show of your personality. Bold statement jewelry is key to spicing up an interview outfit. These navy and gold earrings are the perfect balance of personality and professionalism. If you want, bring a small cross body or personal bag for a notepad and your essentials. This particular bag is from J. Crew, but a similar style can be found at J.Crew Factory.
You’re hired! With these interview tips and styling advice you’re going to ace your next interview. Tag me in your interview outfit looks @TangerOutlets with #StudentLife.
What piece in your wardrobe makes you feel your best during an interview? I’d love to hear!