What to Wear to an Interview – The Interview Lookbook

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Whether it’s your first job interview or you’re well experienced in interview etiquette, everyone knows you need to look smart for a job interview. After all, an article published by the Daily Mail revealed that first impressions really do count as an interviewer generally makes their mind up on whether you’re the one in the first 6 minutes and 25 seconds of an interview.

The experts in getting men suited and booted for all kinds of occasions, we know all there is the know about getting men looking sharp for the occasion here at Slater Menswear and our range of job interview suits has something to work for every man, no matter what job you’re apply for, so if you’re on the hunt for some tips on what to wear to an interview, here’s some inspiration:

Play it Safe

Some may say a job interview is not time to experiment with your style, so for many men, playing it safe in a simple but smart two piece suit is the ideal option.

It’s classic and it can’t go wrong, you’ll always look the part in a two-piece suit with complimenting shirt, tie and shoes, so if you want an outfit that’s easy to put together and is guaranteed to ensure you look sharp on the day, this is the look for you!

A Classic Three-Piece

A three-piece suit is daily uniform for some but it’s also a look that is reserved for more formal occasions for others but if you want to show that you mean business when you head to your job interview, a classic coloured three-piece suit is a perfect choice.

The sharpest style of them all, the three piece suit is the height of smart but suave dressing but if you want to feel comfortable in the look, choosing a classic colour stops the look from being too bold and keeps your attire effortlessly cool.

Navy blue or mid-grey are ideal colour choices for a three-piece suit for a job interview.

Go Bold or Go Home

If you’re the gent who likes to express your personality through fashion, then why suppress your vibrant style for a job interview, you might as well go bold and show your potential new employer what you’re all about.

You’ll perform best if you feel comfortable in what you’re wearing, so if you’re the man who likes colour and pattern then now is not the time to change, so if you ask us, a bold three-piece suit paired with coordinating shirt, tie and shoes is a smart and sharp look for the bold dresser for a job interview.

Ditch the Suit

Some job interviews don’t call for a full suit and if you’re not a suit wearer, you could end up spending more time thinking about how uncomfortable you feel and less time focusing on the interview, so if you’re interviewing for a more casual position and think it’s appropriate to not wear a suit, here’s a smart casual look that is effortlessly cool and the perfect choice for when a blazer isn’t required:

No matter what job you’re interviewing for, one of these looks is bound to be the perfect fit for you.

When you look your best, you’ll feel your best, so by taking our job interview style advice, you can walk in with confidence and get the job of your dreams!

We’d love to know if you’ve got any top tips for dressing for success, so let us know on Twitter or Instagram!



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