WHAT TO WEAR FOR AN INTERVIEW (AND LAND THE JOB)
Now that you’ve sent your résumé and cover letter to a bunch of recruiters and you’ve finally got to the first round of interviews, the moment has come to think about what you’re going to wear to impress your future boss. There’s a lot of stress that comes with the hiring process so dressing for it must be made easy and smooth.
You’ve probably already shown that you have the right skills for the job but now you need to introduce your personality to them, and that also goes through your wardrobe. An outfit can speak for itself about your confidence, attitude and way of presenting yourself, which will influence on your body language. When walking into an interview, all they will see is you so it’s important to plan your look accordingly.
Choose an outfit in which you are comfortable but that also makes you feel powerful. Your look should also match the nature of your company, whether it’s a creative start-up or a renowned firm. Make sure you do your research first and plan an outfit in advance to take away the extra pressure on the day. Here we’ve rounded up some interview-ready looks as inspiration to feel bold and brave and land the job that you really want.
Layer a midi wrap skirt over knee-high boots for a cool, edgy look that shows you mean business. Cream tones are always flattering and very professional so stick with neutrals that show you have a refined taste that will fit any office environment. Add a metallic turtleneck to elevate your look and top with a leather shirt that you can keep unbuttoned to show your bubbly personality.
Play with textures and prints to raise their interest and choose pieces that will make you stand out while letting your personality shine through. Tuck a ribbed jumper inside pinstriped trousers for effortless sophistication. They will definitely take you seriously with a sharp trench that give sleekness to your look, and add leather loafers to stay chic yet casual.
Nothing says more about a woman than the suit she wears so let your matching set do the talking. Pair a blazer with oversized trousers for a modern look that will make you stand out from the pack in the best way. Channel your big suit energy with a pair of colored pumps and add a lucky charm bracelet to guarantee you'll get the job.
An all-black outfit is definitely a safe bet, and a shirt-dress will make you look relaxed but still polished. Dress up your dress with a classic overcoat that won’t distract from your résumé too much. Add white kitten heels and a woven shoulder bag to brighten up your look and show that you’re attentive to details.
A statement skirt will get you the right type of attention and means that you don’t take yourself too seriously. Pair it with a classic white shirt that is an office go-to and will always look professional. Try a camel shearling jacket for an edgy twist that looks good on anyone, while nude leather boots make the perfect finishing touch.