Job interview outfits

Still sticking with the job interview theme here. Hope you’re still with me! Where on Wednesday I showed you a job interview proof make up look, I thought it would also be fun to show you what I have and would wear to a job interview. Now, different jobs require different clothes. If you’re working in a more corporate environment then these won’t work. If you’re working in a more creative environment, then these won’t work either.  My job interview style is somewhere in the middle: I dress up business style, but not too much and always with a twist.

1.) The dress

Photo print dress (H&M Trend)
Black & white low heels (Manfield)

A dressy dress is always a good option to wear. It’s easy to throw on and an outfit is put together in minutes. This dress has a classic shape is made of a sturdy material but the print is what makes this dress fun. It showcases my personality without it become gimmicky. Because of the busy print I don’t pair this with any other accessories but some simple stud earrings and a basic pair of low heels with a t-bar strap.

2.) The shirt & skirt

Pussybow polka dot cream shirt (ZARA)
Dark grey highwaisted knit skirt (Vila)
Grey low heeled mary jane shoe (Sacha)

I tend to pick my job interview outfit depending on a) the place I’m going to and b) the people who will be seeing me. I tend to wear dresses or skirts when I feel I should highlight my feminine side. I save pants for the appointments where I feel I should be more ‘power’ woman. This is a very retro style outfit that always works. The pussybow blouse gives the outfit some class and the overall outfit is very neutral. Yet, by adding the highwaisted skirt, there’s a bit more interest and the outfit doesn’t become bland.

3.) Colored pants & blazer

Pin stripe black blazer (Miss Etam)
Pink Joni jeans (Topshop)
Black t-shirt (H&M)
Black heels (Van Haren)

A blazer & pant combo is always a good idea for a job interview. And who said you cannot add a pop of color? That’s what I like these pink pants for. The pink isn’t too bright and quite neutral, but it does make for a fun addition. I kept the rest of the outfit black to not go too overboard. I opted for a t-shirt rather than a blouse, as a blouse over a blazer, to me, looks frumpy and dated. Just wear a plain black t-shirt and you’re all set.

4.) Clashing prints

Black & white striped cropped blouse (Monki)
Black pencil skirt with zipper detail (H&M)Houndstooth print black & white mary jane heels (Sacha)

Another rule breaking outfit: clashing prints! I believe that if you keep things monochrome, a clashing print can amp up a boring outfit and lift it to the next level. If you want to spice things up even further, you can add some gold or silver accessories, but I kept things simple. Again there’s a low heeled shoe as I feel those are best at job interviews. I would always choose a heel for a job interview (if you’re a woman of course), but don’t go too crazy on the height. Pick something not too high and a tad conservative.

5.) The dressy pants

Burgundy button down shirt with black lapels (Asos)
Grey pin stripe pants (Mango)
Burgundy peep toe mary jane heels (ZARA)

I only own one pair of neat, dressy pants. And they only get busted out whenever I am doing job interviews. And this is them. A basic pair of dressy pants can be a great staple for building job interview proof outfits. Here I paired it with a burgundy shirt, with a double lapel and a black collar. The burgundy is also added at the bottom, by adding a pair of strappy heels. Since you’re wearing pants, adding an interesting shoe can tie the whole thing together.

What would you wear to a job interview?

9 Comments Add yours

  1. PaulineG says:

    I absolutely would wear outfit nr. 3. Blazers like that are great if you have broad schoulders like me.

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Agreed! And pairing it with tighter bottoms nicely evens things out.

  2. Oh die eerste jurk is prachtig, ik zou niet te netjes gaan maar toch je eigen stijl ook aanhouden!

    1. indiequeen84 says:

      Het is een van mijn favoriete jurken. Nooit spijt van gekregen dat ik die heb aangeschaft.

  3. outfit nummer 2,3,4 en 5 vind ik echt heel erg mooi! netjes en verzorgd is belangrijk maar je moet je er ook lekker in voelen!

  4. dramaqueen9222 says:

    Leuk samengesteld! Fijne tips. X

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