A Guide to Looking Fashion Forward at a Job Interview


So, you’ve got a job interview coming up and you want to look fashion forward. We don’t blame you! Some people have the misconception that interview clothes have to be boring – but you want the interviewee to remember you, so it’s important you pull your best outfit out of the bag! Of course, just how fashion forward you are will totally depend on the job you’re going for. If you’re going for a job in the fashion industry for example, you can afford to be as fashionable as humanly possible. If you’re going for a job in a sophisticated office, you might need to be a little more reserved…but that doesn’t mean you can’t experiment a little more once you’ve gotten the job! Let’s take a look at some fashion forward interview outfit ideas:

A Guide to Looking Fashion Forward at a Job Interview

Stick to a (Mostly) Neutral Palette

Neutral palettes look a lot more professional than bright colours, but they still look classy and cool at the same time. This doesn’t mean you can’t sneak a little bit of colour into your outfit – feel free to add a splash of colour with your bag or shoes. You could probably even get away with wearing more colour to work if you get the job, but it depends on where you’re working!

Accessorise Appropriately

You shouldn’t be dripping in jewellery, but a little accessorising never hurt anybody! For example, appropriate accessorising could be a small pair of ear studs, one ring, and a watch. You could potentially add a few more small pieces in, depending on what they are. An oversized handbag or shoulder bag can complete the look, and don’t forget your Shinola card holder!

Add Height

If you want to walk tall and confidently, you could add height to your outfit using wedges or heels. However, you don’t have to wear heels to an interview; dolly shoes and boots can look just as professional as heels. The most important thing to do is to make sure you’re comfortable!

Don’t Be Afraid to Wear Pattern

It’s simple to add pattern into your outfit without looking too casual, but again, it depends on where you’re going for an interview. A tartan top or leggings paired with more neutral pieces can look great!

Cinch in at The Waist

Show off your shape using a clean cut waist belt with tops and skirts, dresses, jumpsuits, and more. A waist belt can make an outfit look even more pulled together and professional, and looks amazing on hourglass shapes!

A Tailored Suit

If this is a huge job opportunity for you, you might want to show just how prepared you are with a tailored suit. Choose a colour to suit your skin tone, and make sure the shape fits you perfectly. You could even add a pop of colour with a skinny tie – you can guarantee the interviewee won’t forget you in a hurry!

If you make the effort on your appearance on the big day, you’ll feel more confident…which could in turn land you the job of your dreams!