Style your interview look to make a lasting first impression

Wondering what to wear to your dream job interview to make a lasting first impression? Well, you have come to the right place. As the proverbial saying goes, “First impression is the last impression”, dressing up for an interview is quite an important part of the entire process. You are not the first person and will not be the last who is confused about what to wear for their interview. Interview dress codes are a bit tricky as you want to look confident and stylish but do not want to go over-the-top at the same time. We have listed down a few outfits for both men and women so our readers can rely on us when in doubt.


1. Trousers and shirt:

This classic outfit never goes wrong!! Wear your formal trousers with a shirt and be interview-ready. If you want to keep it simple, you can pick a solid shirt or go for a vertical-striped one or even with the smallest polka dots print. All you need to be sure of is that these clothes fit you properly and you are good-to-go!

2. Skirt and top/shirt:

Wearing a skirt will leave you with two options to pair it with — a top and even a shirt! A formal black skirt is a must-have and you can either wear a shirt with it or a basic top. If you love being a little bit dressy then you can wear one of those front tie shirts which will make you look so much more stylish.


3. Checkered pants and solid top:

This option is perfect for those who don’t want to look extremely formal. If you have a pair of checkered pants in your closet then you can definitely wear those for an interview along with a semi-sleeved solid top. Tuck the top in those high-waisted pants and wear a blazer to add a little more formal vibe.

4. Formal dress:

Formal dresses will never let you down. Grab that body hugging formal dress with heels and a sling bag. Sometimes ditching those pants and that pre-interview pressure by wearing something light is a good idea. We would definitely suggest you to have at least two such formal dresses to elevate your mood and confidence.


1. Formal pants and shirt:

Unlike women, men have less confusion about what to wear when heading out for an interview. Well-fitted formal pants and nicely ironed, tucked in shirt looks best. You can go for a plain formal solid shirt or a checkered one and pair it with the right contrasting color to look confident and professional. A simple black, tan or navy blue leather belt will complete the look as they match with almost all other colors! Trust us, they are the last-minute saviors!

2. Chinos and formal shirt:

If you are someone who doesn’t love to stick to the basics then you should definitely try wearing chinos along with a formal shirt to your next interview. Chinos are trending and almost every other guy has a pair of chinos in his wardrobe, so why not style them differently now??? Got a dark colored pair of chinos?? Pair it with a subtle light colored solid shirt and vice versa!!

For both:

Trousers and blazer:

This particular outfit is suitable for both men and women. This outfit will surely add that sense of confidence in your walk and will go a long way in making a better impression at first glance on the interviewer. Blazer should be well fitted, simple and not oversized to avoid looking dowdy.

We are sure that these outfit ideas will help you look more fashionable and confident the next time you step out for an interview. To upgrade your formal wardrobe, you can definitely check out our app Parati and get ready for your next interview or a zoom call.

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