The WRUW Girl’s Guide to Dressing for the Job You Want

Everyone loves picking out outfits to wear to job interviews, am I right? No, not at all. Picking out outfits to wear to job interviews can be one of  the most stressful things that we fashion girls are subject to. Because we easily identify with the anxiety that results from interview outfit jitters, we’re here to help you shake those nerves and focus on not only rocking that interview, but ultimately, landing the job. As we approach the transitional months of autumn and winter, we find there is a lot more room to be creative, which is fabulous, because hello options! So, relax and read through this article to find your perfect interview outfit.

The Sweater Set: Whether you’re interviewing for a retail store or a social media internship, this is a look that’ll work in practically any situation. Pair your favorite long line cardigan or sweater jacket with a turtleneck of the same hue for a clean a minimal look. A nice fitted trouser will balance out the oversized cardigan and create a clean silhouette perfect for a professional setting. The accessories you pair with the look will pull it all together so pay close attention and try not to overdo it! We suggest a printed flat or heeled boot paired with a statement watch or handbag is enough to make a style statement.

The Uniform: This look is suitable for an interview in an office or more corporate setting. You want to be taken seriously as a professional and the best way to do that is by wearing a chic suit. However, this doesn’t mean you have to be boring or channeling your mother’s pantsuits from the early 2000s! Stand out from the competition by playing with color and tailoring, for an extra sophisticated look. Add a structured bag and a great pair of heels and your look is complete. 

The Outfit That Shows Your Personality: If you’re interviewing at a creative agency or for a styling internship at a large retailer, such as Urban Outfitters, it is important to let your creative side show!  In creative environments there is more room to show your personal style, so have fun. Keep the outfit polished but don’t be afraid to play with prints and patterns. While you want to stay away from bolder make up choices, there’s nothing wrong with a perfectly subtle statement eyeliner during this interview as well!

Written by: Tatianna Barry