3 Failsafe Outfits To Wear To A Job Interview
The saying goes that you shouldn’t always judge a book by its cover, but we’re here to say that there’s a caveat to that and that’s when you’re dressing for a job interview. Asides from updating your resume and writing a killer cover letter, you should also be thinking about what to wear.
Though the hiring process is stressful enough (especially mid pandemic), dressing for an interview doesn’t have to be. Just think, you’ve already done the hard part, which is landing the interview, and now, it’s all about showing them who you are. We may be biased, but what better way to do that than through your wardrobe? What you wear speaks volumes about your confidence, attitude, and dedication, so it’s important to plan accordingly when walking into an interview.
Whether you’re dressing for a more creative and casual role at a start-up or interviewing for a corporate firm, there are a few outfit rules to stick to, that will work for whatever environment you’re in. To help you out, we’ve rounded up three of our favourite outfit pairings that are also interview-ready. Time to show them that you mean business.
Suits don’t always have to be boring. In fact, in recent years the suit has taken on a new life of its own and can now be found in sherbet hues, cool checks and lots and lots of linen. If you thought that a sleek suit was a look restricted to winter, think again. 2020 was the year that the short suit took off, with brands embracing lightweight, breathable fabrics in soft summer shades that are perfect for summer and beyond. Easy to dress up or down, you can switch out a tank top for a formal shirt to suit your liking and dress them up with strappy sandals or sneakers depending on the job type. In essence, they’re versatile, cool and smart. A triple threat that is not always easy to find.
A white suit is an easy way to feel effortlessly sophisticated and is the perfect mid-summer pick. Comfortable, lightweight and casual, we recommend picking a white suit in a breathable fabric like linen, which is the epitome of a smart, summary suit at its finest. Wear it with flat sandals or choose to switch-in chunky heels if you want to add a little more height.
(3) Shirt Dress
A shirt dress brings an easy mix of smart casual to any occasion and is an especially good choice for a job interview due to its cool hybrid of feminine and masculine elements. It will also make you look instantly pulled together but is as comfortable as a throw on dress. Style it with slip-on mules or box-fresh white sneakers if you want a more casual take.