3 Timeless Interview Outfits That Aren’t A Basic Black Suit

It’s Boss Week here at TZR, and as huge advocates of successful career women, we know how important it is to land your dream job. Whether you’re fresh out of college and diving into the search, or a seasoned interviewee who’s looking to switch gigs, making an excellent first impression is key to moving on to the second interview (or landing the job right then and there). While every industry has its own dress code, there are certain outfit formulas that are so timeless, chic and refined that they work for multiple fields. To avoid frantic outfit changes on the morning of your big day, try our three looks ahead to guarantee that you feel confident, comfortable and ready to take on any question that they throw at you.

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What To Wear To An Interview

If you're opting for a skirt, a pleated midi rendered in a classic print is a safe choice to give you a ladylike result. Pair with a fitted black turtleneck to streamline the overall silhouette, and complete the look with mid-heel slingback shoes and a chain-strap crossbody bag.

A blouse and pants is a traditional combination that will never go out of style—especially in a very professional atmosphere. Add some color with dark blue suede pumps, and stow your resume and notebook in a sleek leather tote.

If you have a penchant for color, go for a bright dress in an elegant shape, like a buttoned shirt-dress. Loafer heels lend you an academic vibe, while small gold earrings add an appropriate (read: understated) amount of glitz.