Interview Attire

The best outfit to wear to a job interview depends on the type of job and company you’re interviewing with. Dressing appropriately isInterview Attire important because first impressions matter. How you look and what you are wearing will compile the first judgment an interviewer makes on you.

Business casual

Business casual outfits are less formal than suits but are more professional and polished than a T-shirt and shorts. Aim to look slightly more dressed up than the average employee.

For men, examples include:

  • A neutral button-down tucked in and dress it up with a sweater
  • A polo shirt covered by a blazer
  • Neutral-colored khakis or slacks
  • Oxfords or loafers

For women, examples include:

  • A tailored, neutral-colored blouse with a blazer or sweater
  • Solid-colored dress pants
  • Knee-length dress or pencil skirt
  • Comfortable flats, heels, or pumps

Business Professional/FormalInterview Attire

Business formal outfits are the traditional, conservative business look where you dress up. Well-fitting pieces in simple colors and patterns work wonderfully.

For men, examples include:

  • A tailored suit with matching top and bottom
  • Long-sleeved shirt, white or light blue
  • A conservative tie
  • Closed-toe leather shoes

For women, examples include: 

  • A statement dress 
  • A black dress with tights
  • Feminine suit with undershirt
  • Leather pumps, loafers, or heels

Nordstrom, Macy’s, Dillard’s, Men’s Warehouse, and DSW are great places to shop for business attire. 

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