Preparing for an interview as a recent graduate is stressful. Figuring out what you’re going to wear to your interview is even more stressful!

Before starting a job, I used to associate the term “office dresscode” with boring, dull, and extremely conservative. While I do agree that your outfits should demonstrate your professionalism, that does not mean that your individuality has to be lost. I believe that your style is a representation of who you are as a person. You can tell so much about a person based on what they choose to wear. Therefore, when you’re giving your first big impression in an interview it’s important to find the right outfit!

Using the app ShopLook (#rippolyvore), I’ve created five interview outfits ideas for the young professional who may not know what to wear!

Outfit Option #1

You want to feel comfortable in your interview right? Why not start with your outfit!
This outfit is ideal for the young professional that may not want to overthink their outfit. It is more towards the casual end, but perfect if the company you are interviewing at has more of a laid back, or casual, dress code.

Outfit Option #2

Playful dress pants are perfect for adding some depth into your outfit! It is best to stick to one “statement print” piece with each outfit to make sure it doesn’t look too busy. To balance out the print, I’ve paired it with this crisp, white blouse, black loafers, and a blue tote bag.

Outfit Option #3

I feel like this outfit combo will always be a classic choice. Pairing black trousers (this pair from H&M are SO comfy) with a textured blazer gives your outfit a little bit of pizzazz. While you could wear a tank top or just a black long sleeve, but I opted for the black full length body suit. This is to make sure I’m not fidgeting during my interview to adjust my top or worry that my straps are falling down.

Outfit Option #4

Wrap dresses are timeless! I always recommend young professionals to keep one in their closet. It’s so simple to put on and go but it makes it look like you spent a long time planning your outfit. If you have an interview during the colder months, you can pair it with a long trench coat to keep warm.

Outfit Option #5

Bags are another way to demonstrate your own personal style, without looking like you’re trying too hard. There are so many bags with different prints, textures, or colours that you can use to pair it with a simple outfit.

Which outfit is you favourite? Let me know in the comments down below!

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  1. These are some great ideas, I think it can be really hard to try and work out what is best to wear for an interview. These are all lovely ideas as well.

  2. Very stylish outfit combinations. Very thoughtful and perfectly fashion-forward choices to nail that interview for the job of your dreams.

  3. Each one of these looks is very nice. They look expensive and well put together. And that’s how you want to appear on an interview.

  4. I’m excited to see all of the different shoe options for work wear now. There is so much choice rather than just high heels and ballet pumps 🙂

  5. Love these outfits! I work in a skilled nursing home so all I wear is scrubs but I do envy the fact that other women get to look cute to work lol.

  6. I love these ideas. What you wear to an interview is so important, and I think many people dress way too casually. I think these outfits are perfect!

  7. Finding what to wear to an interview is always the hardest part! This is a great and helpful post. Thanks for sharing!!!

  8. I’ve been looking for a job and it’s only a matter of time until they call me for an interview. Your post is very timely. I think I am a skirt person. Thanks for these ideas.

  9. I actually remember my first ever interview that also got me my first proper job and I was wearing something similar with your first option. That was years ago though, but it was definitely a great choice to look smart casual. 🙂

  10. These are great! When I graduated college we were told to dress with a dress pant suit with a blazer or a blouse with a pencil skirt and a blazer or cardigan. This was 9 years ago. I remember going into an interview dressed better than the person or people who were interviewing me. It was very uncomfortable. I’m glad things have changed.

  11. I absolutely love outfit 3! I’d perfectly and comfortably wear that to an interview since it comes out as a formal in such a chic way.

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