Appearing for an interview is stressful enough. You don’t have to sweat below the dress or stay unsure about what to wear. But having said this, it is important that you wear the right outfit for the interview, a dress that is appropriate for the occasion and one that makes you feel comfortable. The person sitting on the other side of the table could be your future boss, and he or she is likely to form an opinion instantly based on how you look. Whatever you wear, make sure that you look smart and trendy in it. But remember not to overdress too much.
Whether or not you are applying for a job that will require formal dress, you should always choose something formal for the interview. Of course, this doesn’t mean it has to be a suit every time. Here are a few interview outfit ideas that will always work.
A Sleeveless Blazer, a Dress, and Pumps
Suiting can often feel stuffy so it’s time to modernize it a bit. You can layer your sleeveless blazer over a knee-length dress and finish with equally sharp black pumps to create the office-friendly look.
Wide-Leg Trousers and a Button-Down Blouse
Often a chic and professional look is as simple as a blouse and pair of pants. This season, though, it’s all about high waists and wide legs. Choose a pair in a beautiful camel hue (which has more depth than basic-black pants) and team them with a flowy button-down shirt. You are sure to look good in it.
An Elegant Shirtdress
A short, structured cotton shirtdress is great for a casual day, but mid-length styles in silk or chiffon are perfect for a second-round interview or meeting. Add a pair of high-heeled sandals, statement earrings, and a belt and you will make just the impression you are hoping for.
Culottes and a Short-Sleeve Button-Down Shirt
Take a classic paring to the next level with the help of unexpected silhouettes. You can wear a pair of bright culottes and a short-sleeve button-down for a modern twist on the traditional office look. Cropped pants are a great way to show off those heels.
A Pencil Skirt and Short-Sleeve Sweater
A pencil skirt is always a good choice for the interview. This season, you can wear a bold version with a belted short-sleeve sweater. The neutral top and accessories will balance the skirt’s bright hue, creating a youthful, polished outfit.
Tailored Trousers and a Chambray Shirt
For those with more casual jobs, it’s important to remember that no matter how dressed down you are, it is still important that you look polished. So go for it. Wear that favorite chambray shirt of yours, but style it with an elegant pair of pants and a lightweight jacket.
Confidence is the key. Keep smiling and everything should be nice and simple. One final word – don’t experiment too much.