February 4 2016

Interview Tips – What to Wear by Julia Seelig

Preparing for any interview can be extremely scary, especially when it’s your first time! It is a lot of pressure to know just how much first impressions matter, and that is why it is super important to present yourself well!

How your present yourself in an interview begins as soon as you walk in the room. The first thing an interviewer will notice is how you are dressed, so it is important that your outfit is appropriate and reflects the aesthetic/concept of the company you are interviewing for. (Still remember to be yourself though!)

Before an interview, there are thousands of questions going through one’s head: Will they like me? What are they going to ask me? How do I greet them? But most importantly what am I going to wear?! Well stress no more! Here are some awesome interview outfit ideas to make sure you present yourself well, feel confident enough to tackle any question thrown at you, and show your interviewer that you are the real deal!

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 3.45.48 PMLook 1: Stick to Neutrals!

When dressing for any interview, it is important to keep color in mind. Colorful outfits can end up being super distracting to an interviewer, and can detract from your overall presentation. Sticking to neutrals is an awesome way to make sure your outfit is stylish and appropriate.

This look perfectly captures the usefulness of neutrals when it come to interview fashion! The grey trousers paired with a white turtleneck and blazer is perfect for a job interview with any big business corporation! You can personalize this look by styling it with some simple accessories or adding a pop of color with your shoes!

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 3.46.42 PM Look 2: When In Doubt, Black It Out!

Sticking to the rule that popping colors are oftentimes a no-go for an interview outfit, black is a perfect safety color! Black is always a number one go-to because it is a universally classy and chic color. Plus, it goes with pretty much everything and is flattering on anyone! This look is perfect for someone interviewing for a job in sales and account management. The style consists of a black blazer, black skirt, tights, black boots, and a white blouse. The overall style is contemporary and professional.

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 3.47.43 PMLook 3: Chic, But Serious

If you are anything like me, your style is extremely important to you. You feel as though it is the best form of self expression, and you never want to lose that feeling. When dressing for an interview, it is easy to feel as though you cannot express yourself in your outfit because you have plan it around what you think “they” want. While this is somewhat true, you do not have to lose your authentic style in your interview fashion!

It is always important to be yourself, and that applies to staying true to your fashion sense as well. While simple is good, accessorizing is never a crime! This look shows how a simple black turtleneck sweaterdress can be ‘chiced ­up’ with a long white vest and a bag. The overall look remains serious, and perfect for an interview for a teaching position!

Get ready to impress because you will be sure to kill it in any of the amazing looks above! They are clean cut, professional, and easy to dress up or down. Always remember, what you wear has a huge impact on how you perceive yourself and how others perceive you. The outfits above will give you the confidence you need to go into any interview and get the job of your dreams!

Read More About Interviewing And Your Work Style:

The Confident Girl’s Guide To Dressing For Your Office by Celia Schieffelin

Dress For Success by Zara Puskuldjian

Let’s Get That Internship by Andrea Seib

Interview Dos and Don’ts by Andrea Seib

Interview Questions by Andrea Seib

Meet Julia:

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9 thoughts on “Interview Tips – What to Wear by Julia Seelig

  1. Thanks for the great fashion tips!! I was really worried about what I should wear to my next interview, but you totally saved me!! POST MORE PLEASE

  2. Awesome Julia ! Can’t agree more with. ” when in doubt , black it out. That’s always the most fashionable choice in my book! You take any anxiety out of interviewing by makeup It fun and fashionable !!!

  3. Thank you so much – such a helpful article! Totally agree on the “when in doubt, black it out” – always my motto!!

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