Artistic/Creative Job Interview and Work Outfit Ideas

You’d want to project a professional image but you’d also want to separate yourself from the other applicants or workers and express a sense of originality and personality. Wear clothes that truly match your style.

If it’s a more casual and informal environment like an agency or design firm, you could go with business attire but with a little edge – like adding bold prints or statement accessories.

While if you’re working in a corporate design or creative services team, focus more on the formal business attire, a fitted blazer, stockings and shoes that are not open.

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Think professional – don’t wear anything exposing or too informal. It would be great to represent the meeting outfit of the corporation you’ll be interviewing or working with.

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You will be working at a creative company. That means that wearing the traditional interview outfit can portray you as too stiff for the more relaxed and informal work setting.

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Don’t wear anything that will make you worry about your outfit and make you fuss about it. You need to be comfy and confident in whatever you decide to wear.

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You need to consider and learn mixing formal pieces and casual styles. For instance, instead of wearing a skirt suit, wear a colorful dress and pair it with a fitted blazer in white or black.

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Don’t stick to neutral colors since you’re not working in a formal setting. These colors include blue, gray or black. Why not try choosing a solid color blazer with a blouse or shirt in a flattering color? Or you could also choose solid colors mixed with a patterned piece.

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A jacket is not really needed, but when wearing sleeveless blouses, be discreet about it. Make sure to avoid low-cut tops that show your cleavage.

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A bold accessory is one surefire way to combine professional and creative styling. It’s important you have knowledge of the on-trend fashion. Choose at least one trendy piece that you’d like to wear for the day. It could be a bag, a necklace, shoes, cuff bracelet, scarf etc. Be mindful of your bag, no matter how expensive and designer that is, do not set it on the table.

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When in doubt, always do a little research about the company, or even use common sense and dress a little nicer than how you normally do. Add a blazer or a cardigan when you get to the interview and the scene you’re looking at is a little casual, just take your outer wear off.

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Perfumes are a no-go when it comes to interview. If you really want to smell nice, spritz a tiny amount of it at your pulse points and make sure the scent isn’t anything too strong-scented. Also, avoid strong-scented hairspray, lotions and other products. Some people have very sensitive noses.

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When it comes to makeup and hair, you get a little freedom with it. You already know what’s appropriate or not. Leave the smokey eyes, bold lips and extremely messy hair when you’re heading out to party tonight. Keep your hair neat, combed, polished, in a pony tail or a bun (not a messy bun).

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If you want to wear makeup, add a pop of color with a little eye shadow or lipstick, but keep it subtle. You don’t want to appear like you’re trying too hard to look 10 years younger than you are.

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If you’re going to an interview and you express your personality (i.e. loud and fun) through clothes, you’d need to reconsider that. You want the interviewee to remember you by what you say and do, not with your clothes.

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