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What To Wear To An Interview

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What to wear to an interview

Going for an interview is always stressful, no matter if it’s your first or one hundred and first. It’s a process that most of us will have to go through at least once in our lives, if not more. In fact, whenever I meet with a potential client, I need to remember that the meeting is an interview. Whenever I attend a networking event or even a party, they are all types of interviews.

Since you’ll be stressed out enough on that day, why not have a checklist in order to help keep the guesswork out of what to wear.  Keep everything neat and orderly in a structured bag. There’s nothing worse than seeing someone fumble through their papers, so it’s important to ensure that anything you might need is at your fingertips.

I’m a firm believer that you cannot look too professional at an interview, even if it’s for a creative position. For instance,  I wore a skirt and blouse when I was applying to work at a gym, (after first making sure that I wouldn’t need to train anyone in my meeting). In other words, looking polished is a must. Taking this point one step further I like to dress for one position above the one I’m interviewing for. It shows your interviewer that you have done your research about the company and that you are ambitious and motivated.


Do you have any tips for what to wear to an interview?

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Look The Part: Getting The Interview Dress Code Right [Infographic] by the team at Farfetch


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  1. I like that you broke this out between business and creative. The dress code for your profession is important to follow, but agree that looking polished is a must!

  2. Loved this post! I love that u split them into 2 categories and even included something for the boys. My mum is going for an interview and is fretting about to wear so i will recommend she read this 🙂 xx

    1. Thanks! I think we sometimes forget that different outfits are acceptable for different job interviews!

  3. Dressing for the job, easy to forget…but a detail that might land you the job more easy.


  4. This was a great post Caroline! Especially the women/creative look is a blast!! For my job I actually applied with the first outfit though 🙂
    Coco et La vie en rose / Bloglovin / Facebook

    1. Thank you!

  5. These are great tips, I agree that you should always look polished and neat for an interview! LOVE how you made separate outfit tips for creative positions!

    1. I’m so glad you liked it!

  6. I love the creative outfit!:) that silver bag is so cool!


    1. So do I! This made me think I need a silver bag in my collection.

  7. Great selection! I agree with you, it is better to be overdressed to an interview than under-dressed.

  8. Thank you for your lovely tips! Lucy http://www.tpinkcarpet.com

    1. Thank you so much for stopping by!

  9. I love how you have a creative version. My first job was at big finance corporation, so I definitely had the suit on for that interview. But then when I moved to an agency, I made sure to wear some colors and was careful to give my look a bit of an “edge” so I don’t look frumpy and boring.

    ♥ Gita @ mimiandchichi.com

    1. I think people forget that you can dress differently for different positions! Thanks so much for your comment.

  10. Looking the part in an interview is so important, these are great tips and images!

    1. Thanks! I agree your appearance is so important.

    1. Ha! Thanks!

  11. I’m one of those people that get really overwhelmed when it comes to picking out clothes for an interview. I’m always worried that I end up looking too casual or too formal (as opposed to professional). But you’re right, always try and look polished!


    1. It is definitely a stressful experience, I think looking polished is always the way to go!

  12. Patrícia Marques

    What a really interesting post, loved your tips!


    1. Thank you, hope to see you here again!

  13. Red Tag Chic Los Angeles

    Awesome tips….you are a genius! Will have to bookmark this great post!


  14. Nice post because it’s important to dress in order to fit the profile of the job you are applying for. It also depends on the company’s culture.
    x Nina

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