You must have heard of the saying “the first impression is the last impression”, and this couldn’t stand truer than on the occasion of your big interview day. Even if your interview outfit can’t determine your fate completely, but it can surely help you in bagging the job of your dreams. Coming in front of your interviewers with that confident smile on your face, portfolio under your arm and ready to shake hands with your future boss, you have to instantly hit the jackpot and form an impression that will last even after the interview ends. But how to stand out in the typical interviewee crowd? Here are some not so predictable outfit ideas for your interview day to help all you budding career-oriented people to land your dream job.

women's formal shirt suit

Women power

In today’s world, we can clearly see that women are not only managing their households brilliantly but also taking on the corporate world with power & confidence. So to take that giant step in the future you need to ace the baby steps first which include clearing your interview in style. Formals are a must for the corporate world, but you can have your own style take on it. Instead of going for the regular white button-down shirt with your formal suit, you can go for a printed button down shirt. You can also switch the regular pair of straight cut trousers with an interesting flared one. Add a classy ring or an elegant pair of earrings for extra points. Team it up with an unexpected pastel-hued pair of snakeskin pumps and you are not only going to stir up that boring suit but also the corporate atmosphere.

interview formal wear

Men rule

Looking good is not just crucial for the women of the office but also equally important for the men. Looking suave in suits not only reflects your smart personality but also makes your boss take a more impressed look at your portfolio. Corporate houses call for formal suits, so keeping that intact you can make a few style switches. You can still don the evergreen tailored blazer-trousers-white shirt with a tie combo but you can just trade off the regular black suit with a navy or a grey one. You can switch the black tie with a grey or beige one or even go for a trendier knitted tie or slim tie. Cuff links enhance the smartness of the look and completed with a pair of leather oxfords, you are all set to rock the interview.

women's pencil skirt formal

Wonder women

As much as you be tempted to buy a new outfit for the big day, make sure you run a road test on that first as you clearly don’t want a fashion mishap like a stuck zip or a I-did-not-realise-this-was-see-through moment to ruin your glory. Groom yourself up and get ready to don that chic yet formal midi pencil skirt. You can also go for a jersey printed skirt for that contemporary take on regular workwear. Tuck in a solid coloured silk blouse and cinch in the waist with a narrow belt and you can turn heads as soon as you enter the interview room. If you want to quirk up the outfit a bit more, you can pair it up with a long tailored vest or a boyfriend blazer in pastel hues. Give the perfect finishing touch to your outfit by strapping on a classic black or nude pair of peeptoes & carrying a leather hobo bag, and there’s no stopping you from conquering the world.

Men's polo shirt formal

Go guys

Apart from a suit, you can experiment to your liking anytime and experience the power of suave separates. You can mix & match and show off your fashion skills while they go through that worthy portfolio. For a twist to you formal look, you can opt for a well cut polo with a slim fit pair of chinos and a checked blazer. With a strict-in-place hairdo and crisp ironed clothes you are bound to impress the panel. To top it all off, you just need that pair of monk-strap loafers and your dapper dude vibes can score you brownie points with the interview panel.

Equipped with these smart outfits and your never-dampening confident spirit, you are sure to ace all the interviews in store for you and land your dream job soon!





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