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 2020. Especially if you are having a Skype interview. Although your outfit isn’t everything, stakes are high here. And it’s quite smart to think about your job interview months ahead.
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HOW TO PICK AN INTERVIEW OUTFIT IN 2020
You must have heard that rule saying that a job candidate should always wear a grey suit to the job interview. And then again, 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.
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. 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 the job interview became challenging in the last three years. Even more now, when most of the job interviews are done by Skype.
THE BEST JOB INTERVIEW OUTFITS FOR 2020
So what to wear to the job interview in 2020? Well, it depends on what job you are looking for. Job on Wall Street, law office, school, fashion magazine, or 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?
Are you having a Skype interview? Or interview in the office.
Either way, here are some 2020 job interview outfits that will for sure help you get your dream job. Ps. To shop these interview looks click on the items in the collages and/or galleries. All the collages are hyperlinked and a click on an item inside the pink bracket will take you to the store where you can purchase it.
SKYPE INTERVIEW OUTFIT
First, a Skype interview outfit.
#1 HOUNDSTOOTH BLAZER AND A BLOUSE
Even though you are not sitting in the same room, breathing the same air, the HR people can still see you. Waist-up only, though. Hence you can wear blue jeans or even sweatpants for your Skype job interview. Like this!
For a Skype interview, style your favourite jeans, skirt, or even pyjama pants with a smart blazer and a white shirt. Depending on what job you are looking for, of course. For a fashion job – wear a houndstooth blazer and a fringed ruffled blouse. For a Wall Street Skype interview swap the fringed blouse for a simple white shirt. you can wear the same blazer or the this black blazer from the interview outfit below.
BUSINESS FORMAL INTERVIEW OUTFITS FOR A JOB ON WALL STREET, LAW FIRM OR ADMINISTRATION
Now, a few outfits you can wear for a job interview on Wall Street, a job interview at the law office or some corporation. And yes, all of them are suits. Just not the boring grey suits.
#2 ALL BLACK INTERVIEW OUTFIT – BLACK SUIT AND CLASSIC COURT PUMPS
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 finance or law firm you can’t go wrong with a black pantsuit and a pair of bold heels.
#3 HOUNDSTOOTH SUIT AND A CLASSIC TOTE
Another suit that is perfect to wear for a job interview in fall 2020 is the houndstooth suit. Houndstooth is in fashion now. Ps. This suit is perfect if you are looking for a job after a break or after being sacked from the previous job.
#4 PLAID BLAZER AND BLACK SLACK WITH CLASSIC COURT SHOES
Last but not least formal job interview outfit is this suit. Well, better write a nonmatching suit made of a plaid grey blazer and black slacks. This interview outfit is the best for the first job interview or for the government job. It’s formal, smart yet not cocky.
APPLYING FOR A JOB IN FASHION? HERE ARE INTERVIEW OUTFITS FOR FASHION JOB AT VOGUE OR PR AGENCY
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!
Truth to be told, I don’t know what jeans Anna had in her mind, but for sure she would love these jeans.
#6 INTERVIEW OUTFIT WITH BOOTIES AND JEANS
This outfit is the best if you are looking for a marketing position or a job in PR agency. Why? Well, the boots are hiding the answer. You will know what I mean when you get the job. Which I’m certain you will.
#7 VINYL PANTS, CAMEL SWEATER AND KITTEN HEELS
Now, something Carry Bradshaw would wear to a job interview in 2020. Surely, Carry would wear something like this. Yes, Carry would wear vinyl pants. And so can you! Click on the items in the gallery/collage to shop this interview look.
Remember, a little bit of flash 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.
CASUAL INTERVIEW OUTFIT FOR STARTUP
As it goes to the interview at the hooded or hipster startup office, a suit might not be the best possible outfit for this interview. Nor the high heels. The interview 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.
#8 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.
THE BEST INTERVIEW OUFITS FOR TEACHERS
Finally, the best interview outfits for teachers. If you want to become a teacher at that school, make sure your outfit tells you are a nice person, a person who is compassionate and patient, friendly and mostly good with young people of all kinds.
#9 CAMEL SWEATER, DARK JEANS AND BOOTIES
Yes, jeans again. But dark jeans, of course. Dark jeans are also great to wear for a job interview at school. Styled with a camel sweater this outfit shows you are approachable and close to the young people. Nevertheless, the dark hue of the jeans let the headmaster know you will be the one in control of the class.
#9 FLOPPY TIE BLOUSE AND A PLEATED SKIRT
Lastly, interview outfit idea for a teacher in primary school. Light, pastel colours will make you look friendly. Ps. Don’t worry you will be able to chase kids in those kitten heels.