If you spent hours researching about the company and the position you’re applying for, chances are you have barely enough time to pick out the perfect attire. But ladies, all fashion girls know that the first step to landing that job is to dress the part—it is, no matter how you deny it, an essential component to create an overall good impression.
If you ask us, the style rules are simple: keep it comfortable, show your personality, but respect that there is a proper decorum that comes with every job interview. Below are a few foolproof looks for whatever job you’re applying for.
Zara Striped cuffs shirt, P1795; Topshop Satin Stripe Tailored Blazer; H&M Skinny Regular Jeans, P1690; Charles & Keith Cylinder heel pumps, P2299
Want to be in fashion, PR or advertising? How about in photography, arts, or entertainment? These are all creative fields that are a bit more lenient when it comes to attire. It's good to show personality, but simplicity is key. Jeans are fine as long as they’re not ripped, not too skinny, and free of patches. Feel free to dress it up with a button-down and an oversized blazer with the sleeves scrunched up to show off the interesting details like flared sleeves. Top it off with cylinder heels to show that you have style.
H&M Blouse with Tie, P899; Dolce & Gabbana Fluted stretch-wool midi skirt, net-a-porter; Forever 21 Faux Suede Ankle Pumps
Law, finance, real estate, marketing, and the likes are jobs that require you to meet clients every now and then. This basically means that you have to look trust-worthy at all times. While a power suit mixed and matched from time to time will be your go-to uniform, show your interviewer that you can offer something else to the table, as well. Match a pussy bow top with a minimalist ruffled skirt that will be impressive but not too loud. Trust us, this will make you stand out in a sea of applicants dressed in boring suits.
Industry: Education, Administration, etc.
H&M Blouse with Tie, P1190; Uniqlo Cotton wide leg pants, P590; Mango Patent leather shoe, P2295
Do you want to be a teacher? Are you considering working in the administration or research departments? These jobs are caught in between the strict corporate attire and the more chill vibe of the creative. Find the balance by wearing a sleeveless tie-neck top with flared trousers, made cooler via a pair of comfy heeled loafers.
If we’re being honest, you can never go wrong with a crisp white button-down. But if you want to stand out, go ahead and give these looks a try.