One goal that virtually every person has is finding the perfect job. And a part of that process is landing an interview. Even though a prospective company has probably seen your qualifications (via your resume) and checked out your social media accounts before ever meeting you, it’s still important to make a strong first impression.
If you want to wear something that is “interview appropriate” while still being fashion forward, here are some ideas that are stylish and affordable. Ones that will be sure to land you the gig of your dreams!
Consider a pair of columnist pants
Every professional needs to have a suit. If you want one that doesn’t look too conservative, opt for a jacket and pair of columnist pants. It’s super fitting to a woman’s figure.
Try a maxi skirt
If you have a maxi skirt in your closet that’s been collecting just, pull it out. If it’s paired with a tank and cardigan, it will be a wonderful outfit for your interview.
Best dressed in the office
You can be the best dressed in your office and still look very professional. This outfit proves that point easily. Plus, it’s a great reminder of just how much accessories can make an outfit.
Classy in navy
If you want to go for a more conservative look without appearing dated, navy and red are a fitting color combo.
A color that’s easy on the eyes
An assumption that a lot of people make is that they have to go with a dark neutral hue. As you can see, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The main thing to remember is to dress for the season as much as the (interview) occasion.
The wonderful wrap dress
It doesn’t matter what size or body type you may be, you’re going to be a showstopper in this wrap dress. It’s a must-have staple for any professional woman’s closet.
Red in the right place
Is your favorite color red? You can make it work at a job interview with the help of some red slacks and red heels.
Wear a colorful blazer
If you have a couple of business suits but you don’t want to wear the same color jacket and blazer, go with a black or gray pair of suit pants along with a colorful blazer. If you rock it right, your boss might even ask you where you got it from.
Great way to wear a leather skirt
You might think that your leather skirt is too racy for a job interview. That’s not true. If it’s an appropriate length (at or below the knee), the right blouse and shoes will make it just right.
A twist to the white shirt
Every working woman should have a white shirt. But it doesn’t have to be one that lacks some ruffles and frills.
Cute and comfortable
Being professionally dressed does not meant that you can’t be comfortable. A cashmere cardigan and ballet slippers are cute and suitable for just about any job interview.
Consider a vest instead of a jacket
Another great alternative to a suit jacket is a vest. In fact, consider getting yourself a three-piece suit. The mix and match options will be endless.
Sophisticated and professional
From the legs up, this outfit looks extremely professional. And from the ankles down, this outfit now looks extremely sophisticated.
Suited in white
A. White. Suit. For work and for events after work, every woman should have one.
Try some stripes
A striped shirt is another classic interview look. What’s fun about it is you can dress it up or down with dangling earrings, a necktie, some dress pants or a pencil skirt.
Chic and casual
This is a favorite look. It’s chic. It’s modern. And still, it’s very professional. (And who knew you could find a way to make a white T-shirt work for a job interview?)
Classy in khaki
If you want to add another suit to your wardrobe, how about a khaki one? With it, the possibilities are endless!
Black, white and a touch of color
We’re not sure what we like more. The frilly shirt, the striped skirt, the pop of color coming from the cardigan or how it all works so well together.
If you’ve always shied away from neutral palates because you found them to be boring, well, what do you think now?
Mix and match
This is definitely a favorite look. It’s awesome to see how everything blends so well together. (Plus, that’s a really nice leather bag!)
Can you look any more professional or exquisite than in this dress? The belt and sweater really make it the perfect job interview kind of attire.
Don’t forget about accessories
If you take away the leopard shoes and brown belt and purse, this outfit would be pretty boring. It’s a great reminder that even if you don’t have the money for a totally new outfit for your job interview, spending a few bucks on accessories can make a really big difference. Good luck!