What to Wear For A Job Interview? (Women’s Edition)
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A job interview is your chance to make a good first impression on your prospective employer. Dressing for success is an important aspect of the interview process.
Are you ready to make a great first impression? It’s always a good idea to have some interview attire on hand. You won’t have to scramble at the last minute to find an appropriate job interview outfit.
The type of job you’re applying for will determine your interview attire. However, regardless of your position, and even if there is no dress code, you should always appear neat, tidy, and well-dressed.
If you’re a woman looking for job interview outfit inspiration, here are some suggestions for what to wear to an interview. Consider these interview attire options for women to make the best first impression.
WEAR A NAVY BLUE BLAZER FOR ENDLESS POSSIBILITIES
These blazer and blouse outfits are great for business interviews because they consist of three simple, yet extremely versatile pieces. A navy blue blazer is an excellent addition to your interview attire.
A blazer can be worn for a variety of occasions, as well as with a variety of outfits, such as over a button-down, a blouse, or even a dress. A less formal look is the gray collarless jacket with three-quarter-length sleeves.
A navy blue blazer goes well with a simple blouse or button-down shirt. It’s a classic look that you can wear with khaki pants, a khaki skirt, or even dark-wash jeans to a casual workplace or event.
The outfit is completed with a matching skirt or slacks, a khaki skirt, or dress pants. A khaki skirt is an excellent addition to your professional wardrobe because it can be worn with a variety of tops. It, like the blazer, can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion.
PLAY AROUND WITH BUTTON-DOWN SHIRTS
What do you think? Button-downs don’t have to be uninteresting! You are not limited to the standard white, blue, or pink versions.
Experiment with different fabrics, such as this sheer silk chiffon that looks great layered over a camisole. Experiment with color as well.
The color of this shirt works well because it is more interesting than the usual colors while remaining tasteful and professional.
When shopping for a button-down, keep in mind that the neckline should be modest. Make sure your bra is covered and that no cleavage is visible. It’s also a good idea to keep your button-down tucked in unless the style is meant to work untucked.
BLOUSES WITH UNIQUE DETAILS
A blouse with a bow, such as the one shown here, creates an elegant look that can be completed with either a skirt or slacks. Add a skinny waist belt as a finishing touch to make the top stand out. A skirt made of an interesting fabric or a simple black pencil skirt is an excellent way to personalize your business look.
Depending on where you’re being interviewed, you can dress up the look with a jacket.
CONSIDER A KHAKI MIX AND MATCH SUIT
A khaki blazer inspired by menswear is an extremely versatile piece to have in your wardrobe. It goes well with a button-down shirt or blouse. It goes well with a matching skirt, dark-wash jeans for a casual startup interview, or navy blue bottoms for a dressier look.
The Button-down here is a simple top, but the pink makes the outfit stand out. If you have a shirt with interesting collar detail, you could button it all the way up, eliminating the need for a necklace. A rounded Peter Pan collar is another option for a one-of-a-kind collar detail.
WEAR A BLACK DRESS AND TIGHTS
Wear a black dress and tights for a classic look. A simple yet refined business wardrobe must include a tasteful “little black dress“. Invest in a high-quality knee-length gown. A dress with a structured fit and nice details (such as the capped sleeves here) is professional while remaining modern.
Pair the dress with textured tights, like the ones shown here, to liven up the look. However, make sure the pattern is subtle-a sheer stripe, cable pattern, or ribbed look adds texture and interest, but anything that resembles fishnets is not appropriate for the workplace. For a classic, timeless formal business look, pair your outfit with a pair of black heels.
WEAR A SWEATER WITH BLACK DRESS PANTS
A woman’s interview wardrobe must include a pair of classic black slacks. It’s worthwhile to invest in a good pair of black dress pants that fit well and will last for many years.
Once you’ve found a good pair of dress pants, you can easily dress them up or down. Dress pants can be worn with a button-down shirt or blazer for a more formal look, or with a sweater for a more business casual look.
Black Dress pants don’t have to be boring with a little imagination. Add an eye-catching top, such as this heather-gray sweater with black stripes and a button-down blouse. This softens the look and gives it a more feminine appearance.