Congratulations, you’ve booked a job interview!
Once the excitement has died down and the nerves kick in you may have a flood of questions. From what they may ask to how you should present yourself. The clothes you wear may seem like an afterthought, but you should never underestimate how your outfit can change your confidence and mood.
Looking your best will make you feel your best, which makes it that much easier to present your best self at your interview.
So we’re breaking down a few of our favorite pieces to style for job interviews. If your instinct is to keep it as bland as possible, remember that first impressions count. There are countless ways to keep it professional while letting a little personality shine through to make a memorable impression.
Let’s dive right in!
Darna Wrap Dress
This faux wrap dress is a flattering and comfortable style that’s perfect for taking the corporate world by storm. We love how our Darna Wrap Dress incorporates a pop of color thanks to the teal floral colorway. The midi length is the perfect length to keep you comfortable during your interview, while the three-quarter length sleeves offer you just the right amount of coverage. The self-tie detail lets you get that perfect fit every time on this trans-seasonal style.
Wear With: A black blazer and closed-toe mules for a simple but stylishly feminine look.
Shop Now: Darna Wrap Dress by Ave Studio. Available now on Avenue. RRP $69.00.
Molly Wrap Dress
When it comes to a formal occasion like a job interview, opting for a printed piece can be daunting. That’s why we love how our Molly Wrap Dress strikes the perfect balance by pairing a bold print with a simple dark and cream colorway. The true wrap style is always flattering on your curves, while the maxi hemline and three-quarter-length sleeves give you the coverage you’ll want for the occasion. You’ll also love the slight feminine touch the ruffle-trim on the skirt will give your overall look.
Wear With: Flats or pumps and a longline blazer if you want to layer up.
Shop Now: Molly Wrap Dress by Evans. Available now on Avenue. RRP $89.00.
This job interview look is a double whammy because we’re pairing it with our Quinn Jacket that’s coming up next on this list. Our Quinn Pant has all the classic features that make styling it for your job interview a breeze including a high-waist fit, straight-leg style, and an elasticated waistline with a belt to give you that perfect fit. But the best part of this style has to be the rich color that makes a memorable first impression when you walk into any room.
Wear With: Our Quinn Jacket, a beige blouse, and beige closed-toe pumps.
Shop Now: Quinn Pant by City Chic. Available now on Avenue. RRP $109.00.
Our Quinn Jacket puts a fashionable spin on the classic suit jacket silhouette thanks to its rich oxblood hue. We love pairing this jacket with our Quinn Pant for a striking combination that will boost your confidence before your job interview. This jacket is full of thoughtful details, from the triple gold buttons on the cuff to the subtle shoulder padding. The elasticated back panel waistband also adds more structure to this silhouette.
Wear With: Our Quinn Pant, high-neck top, and heeled boots in cold weather.
Shop Now: Quinn Jacket by City Chic. Available now on Avenue. RRP $159.00.
Curvy Tummy Control Trouser Black
If dresses or pantsuits just aren’t your style, then you can’t go wrong with a classic black trouser. Our Curvy Tummy Control Trouser in an easy-to-wear black color comes in petite, average, and tall lengths to fit your figure perfectly. The straight-leg cut means this pant is flattering whether you team it with a relaxed blouse or a fitted top. It’s also made from an unlined, lightweight, stretch fabrication so it moves with you and keeps you comfortable throughout the day.
Wear With: A tucked-in, crisp white shirt and slingback mules for a timeless look.
Shop Now: Curvy Tummy Control Trouser Black by Avenue. Available now on Avenue. RRP $69.00.
Chevron Wave Palazzo Pant
If you feel your most confident in pants, but still want to showcase your personal style, then our Chevron Wave Palazzo Pant is the perfect choice for you. The textured Chevron Wave fabrication adds dimension to your look, but keeps it subtle thanks to the black color. With an ankle-grazing hem, unlined finish, and practical hip pockets this style will take you from your interview straight to celebratory drinks.
Wear With: A long-sleeved top, closed-toe shoes, and a watch to accessorize your look.
Shop Now: Chevron Wave Palazzo Pant by Navabi Kollektion. Available now on Avenue. RRP $109.00.
Burrow Plain Top
Don’t shy away from color when you’re dressing for your job interview. Our Burrow Plain Top in an electrifying cobalt color is the perfect statement piece for the occasion. While the color is striking, this top balances it out with a sleek and simple silhouette. The three-quarter length sleeves showcase a subtle flare, while the straight hemline and round neckline keep it classic. It’s the perfect way to let your personality shine through while keeping your look professional.
Wear With: High-waisted straight-leg pants and cobalt heels for a coordinated finish.
Shop Now: Burrow Plain Top by Avenue. Available now on Avenue. RRP $59.00.
Another way to add some color to your interview look is with a muted color palette. Our teal Alena Blouse nails it with a pretty green color that may not be quite as striking as cobalt but still makes an impact. This pretty blouse also features flared long sleeves, a lined bodice, and a functional button-up neckline detail that adds detail and flair to your look. And there’s more to love! The semi-sheer sleeves are the perfect finishing touch to this top.
Wear With: Tapered pants or a fitted midi skirt and closed-toe pumps.
Shop Now: Alena Blouse by Avenue. Available now on Avenue. RRP $69.00.
Perfect Suit Skirt
Put together a power look with our Perfect Suit Skirt that truly lives up to its name. This skirt has all the makings of a workwear wardrobe favorite. With its flattering high waist fit, satin lining, knee length, and curve-loving close fit. This skirt was made to be the foundation of any workday look, so you just can’t go wrong by styling it for your job interview. The inky black color and the gold metallic detail of the removable waist belt also make accessorizing and styling this piece a breeze.
Wear With: A breezy, printed blouse for a pop of color and block heels.
Shop Now: Perfect Suit Skirt by City Chic. Available now on Avenue. RRP $89.00.
Knit Pleat Skirt
If you love a good skirt look but you want something a little different than the usual pencil skirt, then our Knit Pleat Skirt is what you need. It’s a statement piece that you can keep understated thanks to the neutral black hue and the formal touch of the all-over pleated fabrication. The midi-length hemline gives you plenty of coverage, while the unlined finish means you’ll be comfortable throughout your interview.
Wear With: A black top, mules, and a statement blazer to add a touch of color to your look.
Shop Now: Knit Pleat Skirt by Arna York. Available now on Avenue. RRP $79.00.
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