I received a lot of questions from you about what to wear to an interview. First of all, amazing question. Second of all, there’s no right answer but hopefully i can help guide you based upon the industry. My overarching word of advice: you’d rather be overdressed than look super casual and out of place. I’ve interviewed hundreds of people and I love when someone comes in looking confident and sharply dressed; it always leaves me with a lasting impression. (And don’t forget to follow up with a thank you note.)
Creative Juices – If you’re gunning for a creative role, feel free to dress the part; the interviewing panel won’t just look at your portfolio–they’ll also see how you put yourself together. Be sure to wow them with interesting structured pieces and fashion-forward shoes.
Corporate America – Traditionally, a suit would be what you wear to an interview at a more corporate institution like a bank but if you wear trousers and a blazer, you can afford to wear interesting separates. Neutrals are always a good idea but a chic bag and trench are pieces that you’ll never tire of. Jazz it up with a simple necklace, earrings, and a smart watch and brush up on your interview questions.
Jeans Allowed – American culture has gone casual and that even applies to the work place. It’s not just tech companies that are adopting a denim dress code – media, PR, fashion, internet companies, and start-ups are also embracing jeans on the daily. Just because anything goes at these companies doesn’t mean you should let yourself appear sloppy. A third piece, like this tweed jacket, keeps your outfit interesting and adds a dressy element. The flats are a fun and stylish touch and the belt adds some funk.