What to Wear for the Job Interview in 2023 To Land a Dream Job?
The best 2023 job interview outfits. It’s that time of the year when so many newly grads look for their first real job and the perfect interview outfit that will certainly impress that HR lady and land them a job. If you are a newly-grad or a savvy business gal, looking for new opportunities and trying to step further in your career, you must know what interview outfits to wear to the job interview in 2023. Especially if you are having a Zoom interview. Although your outfit isn’t everything, the stakes are high here. And it’s quite smart to think about your job interview months ahead. And yes, that means I thought about you kids who are thinking about getting a summer job, too. Check the last job interview outfit idea.
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HOW TO PICK AN INTERVIEW OUTFIT IN 2023
You must have heard that rule saying that a job candidate should always wear a grey suit to the job interview. Point of view, grey suits are very fashionable for 2023 – just not Hugo Boss grey suits.
Buy, you also heard about tech-guys wearing hoodies at their work and fashionistas wearing ripped jeans and combat boots at the advertisement agencies and media companies. Then there is also the new reality that sometimes makes us wear a protective face mask.
With all this, I don’t wonder why no one knows what to wear to the job interview anymore. I mean, let’s be honest, the interview outfit rules have changed radically in the last few years. Months, really. The HR ladies in big corporations have become fashion averse. And prefer candidates who follow the latest trends, as this means they quickly adapt to the changes, are independent, creative and overall know how to solve problems. You know what I mean.
Finding out what is in fashion now and how to get it within your budget and later style them to suit the situation is a real struggle.
On the other hand, small startup companies simply prefer to accept someone who shares their lifestyle. Meaning doesn’t show up to the job interview with a tie when they are rolling in the office in their hoodies all day. Yet, don’t want the candidates to look sloppy, either.
Undoubtedly, dressing up for a job interview has become challenging in the last three years. Even more now, when many job interviews are done online.
So what to wear for a job interview in 2023? Well, it depends on what job you are looking for. Are you trying to get a job on Wall Street, a law office, a big corporate firm with a strict dressing code, a school, a fashion magazine, or a PR agency? Is this your first job? Are you looking for a new job after being off the working scene for a while? Or are you heading toward new challenges after accomplishing all your goals in your previous job? Or is it just a summer part time job? Are you having a Zoom interview? Or interview in the office?
Every which way, here are some 2023 job interview outfits in this article that will for sure help you get your dream job.
THE BEST JOB INTERVIEW OUTFITS FOR 2023
By the way, you can shop for the best 2023 interview outfits from this article, too. To shop for the best interview looks, click on the items in the collages and/or galleries. All the collages and galleries are hyperlinked and shoppable.
A click on any item inside the pink bracket or in the product gallery will take you to the store where you can buy it.
Anyway, here are the best interview outfits for 2023.
ZOOM INTERVIEW OUTFITS
First, two trendy job interview outfits you can wear for a Zoom job interview.
Even though you are not sitting in the same room, breathing the same air, the HR people can still see you. Surely, you can wear jeans or even sweatpants for your Zoom job interview. But be sure to dress-up waist-up.
1 PRETTY BLOUSE WITH PANTS
For a zoom interview, style your favourite jeans, skirt, or even pyjama pants with a pretty blouse.
A pretty blouse in viva magenta that brings out your eyes is the best top to wear for a Zoom job interview in 2023. Also, Viva magenta is very fashionable for 2023. In fact, it’s the color of the year. But that is not why you are going to wear a silk Viva magenta blouse for your next job interview. You will wear it to boost the spirits and look confident.
Here is how to style your new magenta blouse for a Zoom job interview to feel confident, competent and powerful.
Ps. Even though no one will see your shoes, they are an important part of your Zoom job interview outfit. New stylish smart shoes will level up your confidence instantly.
2 BLAZER WITH A WHITE SILK BLOUSE AND WIDE-LEG PANTS WITH BALLET FLATS AND A HEADBAND
For a Wall Street zoom interview, wear a blazer and a headband to make sure your face is open. In my arrogant opinion, you can wear your favourite top under the blazer.
But make sure you wear a precious blazer in dark navy or black. A black, or dark navy blazer looks better than any other blazer when up close on the screen, where everyone can easily estimate the quality of the blazer you are wearing.
Even so, I picked a quality blazer for you. All in all, you will need it once you get that job.
In fact, I even put together the entire outfit for the first day at work for you.
BUSINESS FORMAL INTERVIEW OUTFITS
Now, business formal interview outfits you can wear for a job interview on Wall Street, a job interview at the law office or some corporation. And no, none of them is the boring Hugo Boss suit.
There are fierce suits, smart dresses and business formal skirt suits that will take your work out of guessing what to wear for the job interview between the rounds.
Mentioning the rounds, you might want to wear a dress for your first job interview.
3 BLAZER WITH SHORT DRESS AND HEELS
A business formal outfit with a dress is the best job interview outfit to wear for the first round.
Combining form and function, a short dress in modern tailoring matched with a stunning blazer will get you through the first round of your job interview in style. And what is more, it is easy to put on. Just put on stockings (check the product gallery below to find some that don’t tear as you pull them on in a hurry), zip the dress, grab a matching blazer, a top handle bag, and step into comfortable heels, and you will be out of the door in no time.
Point of view, it is important to manage your time before your first interview carefully. All in all, often, you don’t know how long it takes you to get to the interview. And if you can save time before even leaving your home, do so.
4 ALL BLACK INTERVIEW OUTFIT – BLACK PANTSUIT WITH PUMPS
For the second round, you will already know how much time you need to get to the HR department. So you can take your time to button up the blouse and put on a suit.
A tried and tested job interview outift, a black suit with classic court pumps speaks about the job applicant only the best. There is no doubt that black is colour of strength, power, motivation, and competence.
On the other hand, black is one of those colour that makes us feel safe and secure and will give you the boost and confidence you need to get the (first) job. Indeed, if you are looking for a job in a finance or law firm, you can’t go wrong with a black pantsuit and a pair of stunning heels.
5 BLACK SUIT AND CLASSIC COURT PUMPS
Layer on with a double breasted coat if it’s cold. Or pair with a fashionable top if you are applying for a job in a fashion company.
Point of view, this suit is perfect if you are looking for a job after a break or after being sacked from your previous job. Those stunning tailored trousers make this outfit the best revenge job interview.
6 LONG TRENCH COAT WITH OVERSIZED PANTSUIT AND POINTY FLATS
Don’t let the rain ruin your interview day. Be bold in a long trench coat and an oversized pantsuit. Perfect for a job interview in finance, law, administration, or fashion, this outfit is rain and style proof for 2023.
7 SKIRT SUIT WITH PUMPS
For the third round, you can wear a skirt suit. Point of view, you can wear a skirt suit in any round, even for your first job interview, but you might want to wear something that requires less time than a skirt suit to put on for your first job interview.
Well, at least you don’t need to think about what blouse to wear with your favourite skirt suit. I found a double breasted blazer that doesn’t require a blouse – you can wear a slip top under the blazer – obviously, this means you can’t take off your blazer at any point of the interview.
By the way, this season the skirt suits comes updated. Presented in new fabrics, and new silhouettes that add a contemporary edge to this classic combo. Look polished for the job interview on Wall Street, or dress it down for job interview at the pr agency.
FASHION JOB INTERVIEW OUTFITS
I guess picking an outfit for a job interview at Vogue or another fashion magazine must be even harder than picking a wedding dress. While your boy would marry you even if you came up dressed in a sack, a fashion editor might not give you a job if you show up wearing something boring and unfashionable.
You know, that famous quote from Anna Wintour, right? She once said she would prefer a job candidate to come up dressed in cool jeans than a boring suit. So here, just for you, Anna, some really cool job interview outfits. And yes, job interview outfits with jeans, too!
But save the jeans job interview outfit for a PR job interview.
8 GREY WIDE LEG SUIT WITH HEELED BALLET PUMPS
For a job interview in some big fashion house or at Vogue, wear a fashionable grey wide leg suit. A grey pantsuit is one of the most fashionable 2023 outfits. So seize your chance to impress those who are hard to impress with this stylish pantsuit.
Pair with equally fashionable ballet pumps with heels.
9 BLACK BLOUSE WITH LONG PENCIL SKIRT AND KNEE HIGH BOOTS
If you want to impress Sylvie or get your dream job in Paris, save this job interview outfit idea. This outfit will do it all for you.
10 PATENT LEATHER CARGO PANTS WITH RED PUMPS
Now, something Carry Bradshaw would wear to a job interview in 2023. Surely, Carry would wear something like this. Yes, Carry would wear leather cargo pants or vinyl pants. And so can you! Click on the items in the gallery/collage to shop this interview look.
Remember, a little bit of high shine is always welcome at the job interview as it boosts your confidence and gives you power. However, moderation is in a game here, or you might let the HR lady think you are too conceited.
11 DOUBLE- BREASTED BLAZER WITH LEOPARD PANTS
If you really want to impress HR people in fashion, wear leopard print pants. Even though leopard print is one of the most fashionable print for 2023, it is still the slipperiest print to wear to work. And if you can make leopard pants a little less tacky, you can do anything.
BUSINESS CASUAL JOB INTERVIEW OUTFITS
When the job you are applying to calls for something more flexible than a suit, yet you are still expected to look smart and professional, go for these business casual job interview outfits.
12 INTERVIEW OUTFIT WITH BOOTIES AND CARGO PANTS
A blazer and cargo pants with booties will be perfect for a marketing position or a job in PR agency, a music industry, or anywhere you are expected to move around and act fast.
13 DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER WITH DARK BLUE JEANS AND HEELS
Long are days when jeans were not suitable to wear to a job interview. You can wear dark denim jeans to a job interview paired with a double breasted blazer and heels when you want to show authority, but a suit would be a bit too much.
14 DOUBLE-BREASTED BLAZER WITH DARK SLIM FIT BLUE JEANS AND BALLET FLATS
With reference to the 2010s which is the key fashion trend for the second half of 2023, Anna would love this jeans job interview.
POV Wear this job interview outfit exclusively for a job interview at Vogue. Elsewhere pr people might believe your outfit is outdated. You know, before it was in fashion, it was in Vogue.
CASUAL JOB INTERVIEW OUTFITS
While a suit might be the job interview outfit that used to be the one and only outfit to wear for a job interview, a suit might not be the best possible outfit for the interview at the hooded or a Y2K startup office. Nor the high heels. The interview at the startup office might be more casual than you think.
My advice – if you don’t know how casual the interview could get, dress business casual. You know, to look approachable and match the geeks in a hoodie who you want to work with.
15 INTERVIEW OUTFIT WITH SNEAKERS
Here, this is a great casual interview outfit for a startup. Tell me, did you ever think an interview outfit with sneakers and jeans could look so good? Yes, it’s very casual, but hell, it’s hireable too. Ps. If you come dressed like this for a tech job in my company, I will, for sure, hire you.
16 PINK BLAZER WITH BLUE JEANS AND SNEAKERS
Now, the best interview outfits for teachers in primary school and preschool. If you want to become a teacher at the preschool, make sure your outfit tells you are a nice person, a person who is compassionate and patient, friendly and mostly good with kids of all kinds.
For a job interview for a teaching position at the preschool or the primary school, wear an outfit that is friendly and colorful.
17 A PRETTY DRESS WITH BALLET PUMPS
You can never go wrong with a pretty dress in bright colours when you are trying to get a job in public care. A job at school, hospital, daycare or retail will be yours if you wear this outfit, for sure.
Bright colours will make you look friendly. Ps. Don’t worry; you will be able to chase kids in those heels, or push a wheelchair. Those ballet pumps are comfortable, which makes this interview outfit idea for a daycare, retail, or any other job in public care the best choice for “I can start working today”.
18 CAMEL SWEATER WITH DARK DENIM AND HEELED LOAFERS
Looking chic rather than cute and amiable should be your aim when choosing a job interview outfit for a teacher at a secondary school. It is your time to show off your managing skills. Opt for camel and navy to express your credentials.
19 CROPPED SHIRT WITH WIDE-LEG PANTS AND SNEAKERS
If you are looking for a position at a private school, wear a cropped shirt with wide-leg pants and sneakers. Point of view, even Monet would give compliments on this look.
Styled with a cropped shirt and chic sneakers, this outfit shows you are approachable and close to generation Z. Nonetheless, the tailored wide-leg trousers let the headmaster know you will be the one in control of the class.
20 CHIC CASUAL PART TIME JOB INTERVIEW OUTFIT FOR SUMMER JOB
Finally, a chic casual job interview for a summer job – for one of the highest paid summer jobs. POV I can’t let you embarrass yourself in a suit when asking for a summer job at the swimming pool as a lifeguard or a summer camp as the camp animator or even camp manager.
While a suit will always be the best outfit choice for a corporate job – even for a student during summer, one can’t wear a suit to a summer camp job interview.
But at the same time, you still need to look put together and responsible.
This look can be easily achievable with a pair of navy shorts, a pink short sleeve cardigan and clean white sneakers.
Now tell me, wouldn’t you hire me as a nanny or a lifeguard? No one can tell I’m not fond of kids.
FAQ HOW TO DRESS FOR A JOB INTERVIEW IN 2023
If you are feeling overwhelmed by choice and deliberating which outfit to wear for the second round, I made a comprehensive list of the most suitable job interview outfits for 2023. Go through the FAQ – it will help, for sure.
It depends on what job you are applying to. Are you trying to get a job in finance, law office, administration, school, a fashion magazine, PR agency, or beauty salon, store, or hospital, an embassy, or cultural institution? Is this your first job? Are you looking for a new job after being off the working scene for a while? Or are you heading toward new challenges after accomplishing all your goals in your previous job? Are you having a Zoom interview? Or interview in the office. One job interview outfit isn’t suitable for all. Always dress for the job you are applying to.
A stunning suit or a fashionable business formal outfit that makes you look professional, competent and feel confident. Check business formal outfits presented in this article to see the best business formal outfits you can wear to a job interview in finance.
A chic business formal outfit that makes you look professional, capable, trustworthy and feel confident. Check business formal outfits presented in this article to see the best business formal outfits for a job interview in legal.
A fashionable job interview outfit! Check the fashion job interview outfits presented in this article to see the best job interview outfits for a fashion job.
It depends on the job you are applying to. You can wear a fashionable business casual outfit for a job interview at Vogue, retail or at entry level, but better wear business formal outfit for a job interview in management.
You can’t go wrong with grey wide-leg trousers. Pair with a fashionable blazer for a job interview at Louvre or a national gallery or dress down for a job interview at a modern gallery.
A trendy job interview outfit or a fashionable business casual outfit. Check fashion job interview outfits and business casual outfits presented in this article to see the best job interview outfits for a job in pr.
You can’t go wrong with a navy short sleeve dress. Pair it with a matching blazer if you applied for a receptionist at a 5* hotel or layer on with a trendy jacket if you applied for a receptionist job at a beauty salon, parlour, or a cool youth hotel.
Something bright that makes you look nice, but also something well fitting that makes you look reliable and dependable. Check casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A fashionable job interview outfit. Check fashion job interview outfits presented in this article to see the best job interview outfits for the entertainment industry.
A carefully chosen outfit that signals you are trustworthy, reliable, responsible, and friendly. Check casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A business formal outfit. Check business formal job interview outfits presented in this article to see the best job interview outfits in 2023.
No, leggings are not appropriate for a job interview – flashy leggings are not even appropriate for a gym job interview.
A sleek but stretchy outfit you could wear from a yoga mat to the office. You need to look like you are ready to start working immediately, but at the same time, you can’t show up in printed leggings or a stretch jumpsuit. Wear a nice monochrome gym outfit that can be easily dressed up with a trench coat.
A bright outfit that shows you are friendly and nice. Check casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A nice monochrome outfit – preferably in light grey – that shows you are clean, trustworthy and hard working.
You can’t go wrong with a chic black outfit. See business casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration. Ps. Look at fashion interview outfits, too, if you applied for a job in a luxury store.
It depends on the job you are applying for. While all in black outfit is perfect for a job in retail, finance, administration, beauty, and fashion, it is not suitable for a job interview at school, kindergarten or daycare.
For a job interview for a teaching position at the preschool or at the primary school, wear an outfit that is friendly and colorful. Bright colours will make you look friendly and approachable. Check casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A fashion job interview outfit. You need to wear a job interview outfit that shows you are approachable and close to gen Z. But at the same time, you need to show you are the one who will have the entire control over the class. Check fashion job interview outfits and casual job interview outfits presented in this article to see the best teacher job interview outfits for 2023.
A navy short sleeve dress or a nice top with wide-leg trousers – preferably in navy or grey.
It depends on the job you are applying for.
You can’t go wrong with a crisp white clean t-shirt and trousers. A white t-shirt and grey slacks with ballet flats would be perfect outfit to wear to a bakery job interview in 2023. You need to look clean and put together.
You can’t go wrong with chic cargo pants. Remember you need to show you are not afraid of hard work and can be equal to male colleagues.
A carefully chosen outfit that signals you are friendly, responsible, and hard working. Check casual job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A fashionable job interview outfit. Check fashion job interview outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
You can’t go wrong with chic cargo pants. Remember, you need to show you are not afraid of getting dirty. You might not want to wear rubber boots for the interview, though. But bring them with you, keep them in your car, in case you are requested to start immediately.
A business formal outift. Check business formal outfits presented in this article for some inspiration.
A fashionable job interview outfit. Pov it is important to dress professionally but also show some personality and creativity in your outfit. Check the fashion job interview outfits presented in this article to see the best job interview outfits for different creative job posts.
It depends on the dress code of the company and how you style them. While shorts are the best item to wear for a summer job at the beach or baby sitting, shorts are never suitable for a job interview in finance, law, or administration. POV Shorts might be appropriate for a job in fashion.
Your job interview will become casual the moment you take off a blazer and put on sneakers.
Unless you have a job interview at Wall Street or some corporate firm with a strict business dress code, dark blue jeans are OK for a job interview – except from distressed and skinny jeans. But you need to style jeans for a job interview smart. Check the denim interview outfits in this article to see how to wear jeans for a job interview in 2023. Also, ripped jeans will unlikely ever be appropriate for a job interview.
Dark denim jeans can be casual or business casual – depending on the style of the jeans and the rest of the outfit. Pair your dark denim jeans with a blazer and heels for a business casual look, or put on sneakers when building a casual interview outfit. POV Parisian dark denim jeans will always be business casual, while cargo jeans will always be casual and distressed jeans will never be suitable for a job interview.
No! At least not in 2023. POV Ripped jeans will be OK to wear to a fashion job interview (but for a fashion job interview only) when they are the key fashion trend for the following season, and you want to show your knowledge of fashion trends.
No, it is not.
Yes, you can wear a dress for a job interview. Just make sure it’s a work dress. Check the winter work dresses trend report to see what winter dress is great to wear for a job interview in winter and the list of the most fashionable spring summer work dresses to see what dress is great to wear to work interview in spring or summer.
Only for a job in fashion, hair salon (if it’s a cool hair salon), gardening or warehouse.
You shouldn’t wear clothes and shoes that are not work-appropriate, clothes and shoes that don’t fit you well, wrinkled or dirty clothes, outworn clothes and shoes that don’t look good on you or make you feel uncomfortable and look incompetent.
No, shoes and your bag don’t need to match for a job interview.
You should wear the best job interview outfit for 2023. Ps. You can see the best interview outfits 2023 in this article.
You can, but you might not want to wear the same outfit for your next interview. We do however, encourage you to rewear your fouvurite item from the first round to emphasise you care for the planet and environmental issues.
Look at Sandro Paris.
If you haven’t saved enough money during college to buy your first business clothes, or at least a blazer from Mango, or to thrift for a chic blazer and somewhat similar pants, borrow a suit from a friend. POV One of your friends must have a suit, or a blazer.
MORE WORK OUTFITS TO WEAR IN 2023
So you picked the right job interview outfit and got the job. But what to wear next? Don’t worry, I have you covered on that too. Take a look at what to wear for work in fall. And what to wear for work in summer. Lastly, what to wear for work in winter and what to wear for work in spring. Also what to wear to work between seasons and what to wear to work if you work from home.