Appropriate for job interviews in HR, finance, law, high-tech, upper management, consultancy, accounting, teaching positions in universities
Last week, we covered job interview outfits for the creative industry featuring a longline vest and a bright color pencil skirt. For those that work in the more conservative industries, you haven’t been forgotten! Today’s interview outfit is for the more traditional type of offices. I’ve spent the last 6 years in the biotech industry so I know a thing or two about how people tend to dress. For you #bossladies out there that are prepping your blazers and power suits, here’s an outfit that will make you stand out!
Dress: Banana Republic Tweed Dress (size 4): On Sale for $71 now! Bag: Banana Republic Tote, similar here
Ready For The Job Interview?
Having been actively job searching myself, I like the idea of having an outfit ready to go when I need to meet people for the in-person interview. I have a few dresses and blazers that I consider perfect for interviews but in today’s post, I wanted to talk about colors.
Why The Little Red Dress For an Interview Outfit
This Banana Republic Tweed Dress (on sale for $71 now, I wear a size 4!) is one of my wardrobe favorite right now, not just for the fit and the way it looks, but for the color. They say to wear red when you’re trying to persuade or impress someone, and it’s perfect when you’re trying to convince someone that they should hire you! I really like how his muted red is very flattering and sends a subtle message of passion, conviction, and excitement!
Dress: Banana Republic Tweed Dress (size 4): On Sale for $71 now! Bag: Banana Republic Tote, similar here Dress: Banana Republic Tweed Dress (size 4): On Sale for $71 now! Bag: Banana Republic Tote, similar here Dress: Banana Republic Tweed Dress (size 4): On Sale for $71 now! Bag: Banana Republic Tote, similar here
Colors and Associated Traits Impressions
According to this article from Business Insider, here is what each color means in an outfit, so consider what’s most important to convey in your job interview. Check out all these amazing interview outfits in different colors from a few of my favorite fashion bloggers. Take notice what each color is supposed to convey!
Photo credit: The Work Agenda
Photo credit: Avec Amber
Blue: Team Player
Photo credit: Corporate Style Story
Photo credit: Lin Self Portrait
Photo credit: Do Well Dress Well
Photo credit: DC Girl In Pearls
More to Choose From:
Here are more job interview appropriate dresses from Banana Republic (in case you can’t tell… I am a huge fan!) that are in this spectrum of great colors to wear:
What’s your favorite color to wear for an interview, or even outside of your work life? Maybe look into your closet today to learn a little bit about what personality traits you’re showcasing with your wardrobe!
All photography by Natalie Alvarado @ Stylenfuse