What to Wear to an Interview to Look Professional and Stylish

20 Interview Outfits for Women

Street style woman in blazer and button down shirt and dark wash jeans

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You've heard the saying — you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Employers can size you up within seconds, making it crucial to dress well for every job interview opportunity. We help you dress for success, with these 20 fashionable outfit ideas for what to wear to an interview. You'll find great options here, whether you're meeting with a start-up, a casual business, or a more conservative company.

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White Blouse and Black Pants

Woman in White Blouse and Black Pants

Livvy Land

A great-fitting pair of black dress pants is a closet essential. Add a white button-down shirt, or a bow blouse style as seen here, for an outfit that works for just about any interview. You can always add a black blazer, for formal meetings.

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The Grey Dress

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Consider a grey dress for interviews, which is slightly less expected than black or white, but can look just as formal. Dress it up with a grey blazer for a suited look, or wear it on its own for less formal interviews, with a great black bag and pumps.

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Black and White Interview Outfit

Woman in black and white office outfit

Shapely Chic Sheri

A black pencil skirt always looks professional, and can be styled in so many different ways for interviews. Here, it's matched with a pretty black and white bow blouse, to create a look that is fashionable, tasteful, and professional.

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Black, White, and Red Interview Outfit

Woman in red blazer and printed black and white dress with belt

Cute and Little

Don't be afraid of patterns for interviews. A structured or belted dress in a chic black and white pattern can look classy, especially when you add a little red blazer. Wear with a good watch, a structured purse, and classic nude or black pumps.

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Business Casual "Suit"

Woman in black suit and striped top

Eat Sleep Wear

Just because your job interview is with a casual company, doesn't mean you shouldn't dress to impress. An interview "suit" for this occasion could be a pair of slim black jeans, a tailored black blazer, and a classic striped top, worn with nice black accessories.

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Little Black Dress

Woman in Little Black Dress and Red Jacket

Allyson in Wonderland

A chic little black dress that skims the knee is perfect for impressing a potential employers. Wear one alone, or with a blazer or structured cardigan, as shown. On colder days, add black tights with a subtle pattern, to wear with your pumps.

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Summer Interview Outfit

Woman in navy blazer and white trousers

A Daydream Love

You got the interview, but it's scheduled for a scorching summer day? Create a cool impression in a navy blazer and crisply ironed white trousers. Wear with a blue or white top, and high quality accessories in navy or neutral tones.

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Blazer and Brights

Woman in pink pants and black blazer for summer fashion

City Tonic

Going to a meeting at a start-up, or a casual company? Bring it in a tailored black blazer, worn over brightly colored trousers, and a pretty printed top to match

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Black Top and Camel Skirt

Woman in Black Top and Camel Skirt

Extra Petite

A camel pencil skirt is always interview-appropriate. Make your look pop by wearing it with the expected black top, but feel free to choose one with an unexpected flourish, such as the ruffled sleeves pictured here.

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Start-Up Interview Outfit for Women

Woman in black blazer and skinny jeans with high heels

Fashion Jackson

Jeans and a blazer are expected attire in some start-up companies. Do your research to make sure this is the case, then nail your look with perfect-fitting skinny jeans, a tailored black blazer, a beautiful leather satchel, and classic black pumps.

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Creative Interview Outfit

Woman in grey top and printed white skirt

Grasie Mercedes

Interviewing for a creative job at a casual office? Show off your style, and look tasteful, in subtle mixed prints in black and white, as shown here.

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Put a Bow On It

Woman in grey blazer and red skirt with bow blouse for work

Lace and Locks

Dressing well for interviews doesn't have to mean boring.  Add some personality to a polished tweed blazer and skirt outfit with a pretty bow blouse.

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Chic Outfit for Casual Interviews

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Brooklyn Blonde

This chic outfit in neutral tones is fashionable but still tasteful for more casual interviews. A thick, structured sweater is worn over matching trousers, and dressed up with a white statement bag, and shiny nude high heel shoes.

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Summer Dress for Interviews

Woman in long sleeved summer dress

Dansel in Dior

For summer interviews at more casual workplaces, a printed dress can be appropriate. Make sure it skims your knees, has a structured shape, and is not so bright that the interviewer will get distracted. Wear it with a sharp purse and pumps that mean business.

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Casual or Start-Up Interview

Woman in pink blazer and olive jeans for the casual office

Penny Pincher Fashion

Going for a job at a casual or start-up company? Copy this outfit with a pretty pink blazer and olive green jeans to show off your creativity. Wear with a simple black top, a pretty gold necklace, and low heel nude or black shoes.

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Tweed Suit

Woman in Tweed Suit

A Glam Lifestyle

Wearing a smart tweed suit in a classic print is stylish, and shows you take the opportunity seriously. Neutral colored leather accessories and minimal jewelry keep your look professional.

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Classy Business Casual Look

Woman in black slim pants and camel blazer

Hello Fashion

Look like a boss for a business casual interview in skinny black trousers or jeans, paired with a slim black sweater, and an essential camel coat. Wear with black boots or heels, a structured tote, and gold or faux diamond stud earrings.

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The White Dress

Woman in white sleeveless dress for summer fashion

LCB Style

A structured, knee-length little white dress is a refined option for summertime interviews. Depending on where you're interviewing, you can add a jacket, and nude high heel shoes, to dress up the look.

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Tweed Trousers

Woman in Tweed Trousers and Trench Coat

With Love From Kat

Wear tweed trousers with a white blouse or button-down, to create a classy interview outfit. Add a white blazer for a fashionable look, or a matching tweed jacket for more formal settings. A camel trench coat as a top layer always looks right.

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Fashion-Forward Interview Outfit

Woman in polka dot blouse and long skirt

Clark and Stone


Create a fashion-forward outfit for business casual interviews that shows off your personality. A long khaki skirt grounds a pretty blouse in a fun polka dot pattern. Wear with chic black accessories that add extra polish.