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Official business
Photograph: Ted Baker London

What to wear to your next job interview

If the key is to be remembered, these standout outfits will do the trick

By Jasmine Dilmanian
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Job interviews are nerve-racking enough without having to decide what to wear in order to make the best impression. Depending on your industry, there are certain standards and norms in place that makes nailing the right getup even trickier. But if you’re hopeful about getting the job, then you should be equally determined to find just the right thing to wear to leave a lasting mark with the hiring manager. Whether your job interview calls for a formal suit and tie or a flouncy dress that shows your creative prowess, you’re the judge of which look is just right. Read our list of job interview outfit ideas to get inspired.

Nab the job with these solid interview outfits

Walk the line
Photograph: Loft

1. Walk the line

A modern take on classic pinstripes, this wrap dress is a sophisticated yet soft interview option.

$89.50 on loft.com

The fashion editor
Photograph: Intermix

2. The fashion editor

A floral Veronica Beard dress to seal the deal on a non-traditional industry job interview? Yes, yes, yes.

$595 on intermixonline.com

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Tight deadline
Photograph: Banana Republic

3. Tight deadline

A red pencil skirt will take you places – like to a new job. This slim one will fit you like a glove and make you look as put-together as ever.

$78 on bananarepublic.com

American boy
Photograph: J.Crew

4. American boy

For a classic American look, stray from black and gray and go for this blue glen plaid suit. This one screams sophisticated without being too exaggerated or bright.

$359.99 on jcrew.com

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Great expectations
Photograph: Loft

5. Great expectations

This textured long white blazer is an unexpected piece that will shine on any interview. With black underneath, your look will be totally classic.

$59.88 on loft.com

Workplace wonder
Photograph: J.Crew

6. Workplace wonder

Part quirky, part retro, this green linen sheath dress with box pleats is the season-agnostic answer to your interview outfit fears. It's also the perfect all-rounder in terms of length – not too short that it's inappropriate, but not too long that it seems overly prudish or boring.

$158 on jcrew.com

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Official business
Photograph: Ted Baker London

7. Official business

Got an investment banking interview coming up? Play it safe with a dark and timeless suit like this one from Ted Baker London.

$529.90 on Nordstrom.com

Trail Blazer
Photograph: Intermix

8. Trail Blazer

Balmain is the waist-cinching, double breast blazer king! Be a queen of the interview process in this gorgeous investment piece.

$2,150 on intermixonline.com

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She means business
Photograph: Nordstrom

9. She means business

Top off any interview outfit with this sleeveless turtle neck top. It’s comfortable and stretchy but still super-professional.

$19.90 on Nordstrom.com

Tough questions
Photograph: Loft

10. Tough questions

Slim and sleek, these Loft cropped pants are the perfect pair for an interview. For a more traditional look, pair it with a crisp white blouse. These come in tall, petite, and plus sizes, too.

$79.50 on loft.com

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Question and answer
Photograph: J.Crew

11. Question and answer

Designed specifically to impress in the boardroom, the Resume dress by J.Crew is the top-to-bottom interview solution.

$188 on jcrew.com

The creative
Photograph: Intermix

12. The creative

If you’re interviewing for an artsy or out-of-the-box position, try a jumpsuit on for size and pair with delicate jewellery so soften the boxy look.

$495 on intermixonline.com

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Ruffling feathers
Photograph: Brooks Brothers

13. Ruffling feathers

Brooks Brothers’ famous non-iron shirt are the perfect last-minute go-to for job interviews. This ruffled button-down for women strays from a boring, typical collar. Petite sizes available.

$118 on brooksbrothers.com

Chino choice
Photograph: Ralph Lauren

14. Chino choice

For men looking for a more casual interview option, these tidy Ralph Lauren chinos are just the pick.

$125 on ralphlauren.com

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Make an impression
Photograph: Target

15. Make an impression

In a modern bell-sleeve cut, this striking and feminine electric blue blouse will without a doubt get you remembered on your next interview.

$13.98 on target.com

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