What to Wear to an Interview NOW

by | Mar 13, 2024 | Blog, Maven Space

Written by Hannah Dervin

Got an interview coming up and not sure what to wear?

Whether you’re a mom freshly returning to the workforce or a new professional facing your first job interview, we’ve got you covered, Mavens.

Interviews can be nerve-racking, so let us take something off your plate and give you some ideas on what to wear. No matter what, the outfit you choose should represent you and all the great attributes you already possess. With these tips and tricks in mind, you can dress for success and rock your interview! Look good, feel good, do good.

Do your research.

It’s never a good idea to go into an interview without having prior knowledge of the organization. Learning about the work culture and atmosphere is crucial. This insight allows you to assess how well the environment matches your lifestyle and preferences and will help you determine what clothing is most appropriate.

Some corporate climates are more relaxed than others, so selecting the right workplace depends on what your needs are. Many organizations have casual Fridays, which gives you flexibility in choosing your outfits. You can wear athleisure and even go get a quick workout in after work, or find another way to incorporate versatile pieces into your wardrobe. Ensure the job atmosphere aligns with you and your style, and prepare accordingly.

First impressions matter.

You never get a second chance to make a first impression, so wear something that lets your personality shine through. Whether it’s a fun print, bright colors, or extra accessories, there are countless ways to express yourself through fashion. Feeling great about what you’re wearing will only boost your confidence, which will empower you to have great body language, leading to an overall great interview.

What is business casual, exactly?

Over the years, there’s been a shift in what’s deemed appropriate interview attire. While suits used to be the go-to, work culture has evolved to meet the growing demand for comfort and flexibility, and in turn, has redefined what it means to “look professional.” Slacks with blouses have been at the forefront of the business casual look, but there are many variations. Other options include knee-length skirts, dresses, blazers, cardigans, sweaters, and more. For shoes, a good pair of flats, heels, boots, loafers, or even nice sneakers will do the trick.  

Freshen up your wardrobe.

With spring right around the corner, consider renewing your look. Update your wardrobe with some versatile pieces that can be used both in and out of the office, along with an accessory or two to spice things up. With new trends constantly circulating, it’s important to have your own personal style that you’re not afraid to experiment with. Fashion is fun and should be empowering, which is why you should never miss out on an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and try something new.

With these ideas in mind, curate your outfit and prepare to nail your interview. Don’t overthink it because no matter what, you’ll do great. Mavens are rock stars who just so happen to also have great style.

This April, Maven Space has the perfect event for you and all your fashion needs… the return of our wildly popular style swap event! 

You’ll have the opportunity to collaborate with your friends and other stylish women and try some new clothing pieces. To participate, all you’ll need to do is gather a few clothing items and/or accessories, RSVP, and show up ready to be fashionistas with your gal pals. It’s a great way to shop sustainably and keep clothing out of landfills. So join us on April 18 from 6-8 p.m. and indulge in a night of fashion, friends, and fun festivities!

What is Maven Space?

If you’ve been hearing about Maven Space and wondering what it’s all about, here’s the down-low. Simply put, Maven Space is a female-forward, downtown Indianapolis social club, coworking, and event space. But it’s so much more than that. It’s a community of badass (mostly) women who are lifting each other up, sharing their geniuses, crushing their life and personal goals, and embracing each others’ diversity and gifts.  

Membership comes with many perks…