interview outfits

Making a good impression starts from the moment you walk into the room. You already know not to make a faux pas by being sloppy, but need to find a way to be memorable.

Here are 5 fail-safe types of outfits you can wear that will help you make your mark with the recruiters you’ll be meeting.

 

Bold statement dresses

Looking smart and sharp does not necessarily mean you have to turn up for the interview in a boring skirt suit. A dress, too, is appropriate. Just make sure that the necklines and hemlines of the dress are of decent lengths.

 

Navy blue blazers

Navy is a highly versatile colour that still conveys professionalism. You can pair a navy piece with other neutrals like khaki, grey and camel.

 

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Button-down shirts

This is a staple for any interview. The catch: You don’t have to be sedate with the colour. If you’re going loud with this piece, though, tone it down with a blazer, and a classic skirt in dark colours. Do avoid showing cleavage, and don’t opt for light colours and sheer fabrics.

 

Skirts 

Pencil and midi skirts are our top picks, and your personality can come through with a fun print or a bright colour. Stylish working women, such as fashion editor Carine Roitfeld, even choose to wear materials like leather to the office.

 

Sweater with smart trousers

If the job isn’t terribly formal, you can look smart in a sweater and tailored trousers. Choose soft, muted hues and pair with tasteful flats or black heels. Avoid wool sweaters — you wouldn’t want to be uncomfortable during the interview.

 

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