Tips To Keep In Mind When You Are Suiting Up For Success

Clearing the interview is very important. Otherwise, your polished resume would be of no use. If you are applying for a job after a long gap, standing out of the competition is a professional priority. One wrong move can blow your chances of being selected. What you wear to an interview is also an indication of how serious you are about getting the job. A wrong attire can distract the employer from your outstanding experience and master the cover letter and resume will go in vain.

So before you head for your next interview make sure to refer to the list below.

Ill-fitting clothes

The basic tip to keep in mind when going for an interview is to avoid ill-fitting clothes. Too loose or too tight attire do not put a good impression on the interviewer. If you are not comfortable in your clothes, it will show. So better to wear an outfit that suits you rather than wearing the one which is too tight or baggy and uncomfortable.


Noisy accessories

Accessories are in trend these days and every girl likes to carry them in almost every outfit. But the interview is not the time to do so. Avoid any kind of accessories that jingle-jangles. It will divert the interviewer from your resume.

Strong fragrance

Along with noisy accessories, avoid wearing perfume or cologne. It might feel a bit awkward to not wear your favorite fragrance but this is one more thing that can be a distraction. Also, many people are allergic to fragrances, and your interviewer could be one of them.

Overly casual clothes

Even if you are going for an interview to a laid-back workplace, keep away from taking the casual concept too far. Do not wear shorts, patterned attire, tennis shoes, and garb with logos or any kind of message written. Stay away from obnoxious colors and patterned outfits. Just go for a simple pencil skirt or pant and off-white or light blue colored shirt. It will put a professional impression and the interviewer will be convinced that you value your work more than your clothing.


Your appearance dictates how your interview will go, so it is necessary to make it go right. It is also a good idea to ask the interviewer about what is expected of you when you are setting up a job interview. If you wear something that is totally different from the instructions given, then you stand a good chance of turning off the interviewers.


  • Neatly tied up hair, away from face
  • Manicured nails with neutral nail paint
  • Polished shoes
  • Neutral colored trench coat
  • Minimal or nude makeup
  • Conservative watch
  • Either leather purse or briefcase

There is a fine line between standing out of the crowd and wearing something that is distracting. Women should not wear anything too revealing or low cut. Focus on the interview, not your clothing.


  • Patterned or bright colored hosiery
  • Wet hair
  • Jeans, sneakers, t-shirt or canvas slip-on
  • Sunglasses wore as headband
  • Bookbag instead of briefcase
  • Strong perfume
  • Short skirt
  • Noisy jewelry
  • Extremely form fitting garments
  • Visible body tattoos and piercings

There is much more expected of a woman than of a man, so it is very important for you to make a good first-impression. But that does not mean that you can wear any neon or bright colored clothes. Don’t put much focus on your clothing, just go for the basic colors – black, blue, or gray.


It takes about 2.2 seconds to make a first impression, and what you are wearing is a huge non-verbal and often subconscious way of ensuring the interviewer thinks you are a great fit.

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