14 Foolproof (And Affordable!) Interview Outfit Ideas

Between worrying about those dreaded curveball questions to fretting over resume fonts, a job interview is stressful enough—you shouldn’t have to sweat your outfit too. That’s where we come in. We’ve seen countless interview ensembles in our day, and at this point have reduced what works (modern suits!) and what doesn’t (maxi skirts!) down to a science. Click through now for our tips and affordable shopping suggestions, so you can lock down the interview look that will surely win you the job.

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A Love Is Blind

Even a tie-dye print can looks professional in the right cut and style.

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Collage Vintage

Don’t get too complicated with bulky layering. A simple button-down shirt plus sweater plus jacket combination is always a surefire bet.

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Rebecca Minkoff Collared Shirt ($195)

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Swapping out a blazer in favour of a biker jacket is a bold move—we only recommend it for a creative job environment, and if you keep the rest of your outfit rather buttoned-up.

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Gastro Chic

Get away with a bold print by restraining the colour palette to black and white.

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One piece of statement jewellery can show your personality in a good way, especially if there’s a story behind the piece.

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Lauren Ralph Lauren Tate Convertible Satchel ($171)

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Shake up that boring old suit by wearing a denim shirt underneath, rather than a traditional button-down blouse.

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Blame It On Fashion

If you want to step outside the neutral box, a blush pink piece can be a welcome feminine touch. Just choose a piece with clean tailored lines to avoid looking too precious.

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Kayture

Who says a suit top and bottom have to match? A palette of white and cream is a fresh take on the oft-staid suit.

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Collage Vintage

While a traditional pencil skirt will always do the trick, the most fashion-forward silhouette of the moment is a slim midi.

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Belle By Badgley Mischka Val Snake Printed Pumps ($89)

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If you must wear flats, a smart monk-strap shoe is a polished choice.

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J. Crew Collection Cashmere Diamond Sweater ($140)

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For the most part, you should toe the line with classic, tailored pieces, but adding one piece with a punch of personality, like a pair of colourful snakeskin pumps, can make you stand out from the pack.

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Viva Luxury

When in doubt, opt for the no-fail combination of a solid silk blouse and black trousers.

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Collage Vintage

Especially for non-corporate environments, mixing prints can show off your creative side.

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You can never go wrong with a smart suit. Just make sure it has a fashion-conscious silhouette, such as cropped pants.

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Emperia Kayli Perforated Satchel ($50)

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