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!