I will never forget showing up to my first job interview when I was sixteen years old with wet hair. YEP, wet hair. Needless to say, I nailed the interview with my confidence BUT left a sloppy first impression to the boutique owner. Ten years later, working as a manager of a high-end boutique like Stile, I have learned my lesson and recognize the importance of dressing appropriately, head to toe.

Whether we like it or not, what we wear gives off the first impression to any hiring manager. Dressing sloppy or bypassing something as simple as blowdrying your hair gives off the impression that you don't care. What to wear to a job interview can depend on the job and company you're interviewing for, but one thing is for certain - you should always look professional and polished. Here are some tips I've learned through my interview experience and some looks to have in your closet to help you land your next job interview:


*Advice from my mom that I take with me every time I get dressed - When in doubt, it is better to be overdressed than underdressed.
*An interview is not the time to make a daring fashion choice. Save the trendy feather top and leather skirt for a night out with the girls and opt for something a little safer for an interview.
*Avoid anything too bright or distracting to the hiring manager.
*Opt for a fresh face with minimal makeup, and your normal hairstyle that is out of your face!
*Wear something you're comfortable in! The more comfortable you are, the more confident you will feel.
*KNOW the job you're interviewing for - if you're trying to land a fashion internship, you can add more trend-driven pieces into your outfit to show your personal style. If it's an accounting position, you may want to skip the hot pink blazer and wear something more classic and sophisticated.

B L A Z E R  C H I C

A blazer has the ability to elevate any outfit, and can take any dress or trouser pant to the next level. A blazer is also a great way to look professional while showing off your personal style. I personally love wearing a simple outfit with a textured blazer like leather on top to spice it up. Side note: I was never a blazer girl until I started working at Stile and now I can't get enough of them. As soon as I put it on I feel that boss b*tch energy!!

A  P O L I S H E D  L B D

Never underestimate the power of a little black dress. A sophisticated, knee or midi-length dress is always a classic to have in your wardrobe. It looks professional for any job and can be dressed up with a heel or dressed down with some flats and a blazer.


T H E  P E R F E C T  W O R K  P A N T

I feel like I am always on the hunt for the perfect work pant. Ones that aren't too rigid and boring, but don't have too many pleats, not too long, etc.....and I recently found the perfect ones at Stile. A trouser pant and blouse can be worn over and over again beyond any job interview, so finding the perfect pant is important. 

S W E A T E R  V E S T S

I have never been a sweater vest girl, but I recently hopped on the trend when I saw some of my fave celebs like Kendall Jenner and Bella Hadid rocking them. A sweater vest is a great option to wear to an interview and a fun change-up from the normal blouse. Below, are two of my faves in store. Layered with a white button down underneath for a more tailored look.


C L A S S I C  J E W E L S

When it comes to jewelry, go for something classic and not too flashy. A simple gold hoop and pendant necklace is perfect. For shoes, a nude heel or black flat is all you need.

Most importantly, be yourself, be confident, don't forget to blowdry your hair (lol) and you'll nail that interview! To join our Stile team, click the link below to apply!