What to wear? What not to wear? When it comes to your outfit for an interview, you must put together the perfect first impression. However, it also depends upon the type of job and company you are interviewing with. It could be with a company that favours a formal dress code and it could even be a company that is cool with a casual getup. There is no denying that assembling your interview outfit is difficult and it should be done thoughtfully.
After all, the first impression can often be the last, so you must put your best foot forward. A huge part of doing this is linked to your outfit too.
Layer a sweater with a button down for the most dependable business casual look. Neutral colours like brown, black, and navy are good choices, as they match many different shirt colours, including light blue, pink, yellow, green, or the white button-down shirt here. Pair the layered top with khakis, grey chinos or even dark wash jeans for an easy interview outfit.
A navy blue blazer is a breath of fresh air from the typical black suit coat and is a great addition to your interviewing wardrobe. A navy blue blazer can be worn with a tie, or without, depending on the dress code. It matches numerous shirt colours and can be worn with khakis, chinos or grey slacks.
Essentially, there’s a lot of flexibility packed into this one item, so you’ll get a lot of mileage out of it. Navy blue blazers add a touch of class for a look that is timeless, yet always professional.
Ties don’t have to be boring. Although you should avoid anything too flashy, such as ‘novelty’ ties with bizarre prints, don’t be afraid to experiment with unexpected colours.
When you finally land that interview, you may not know the company’s dress code before your arrival. While interviews at start-up companies or for non-professional jobs signify a more casual look, if you’re interviewing for a professional position, you must stick with formals. Of course, even within the ‘business formal’ category, there’s a huge range of different dress codes.