Fussing over what to wear to a job interview may seem shallow, but believe us when we say that in creative industries it's very likely that your outfit will speak louder than your words. So yes, putting together a job interview ensemble is serious business and it's even trickier for creative positions. On one hand, you want to look smart and professional. On the other, you should avoid looking too formal. Aside from that, there's the pressure to come up with a memorable and unique outfit. To help you ace that final test, here are our top tips on how to dress for an interview with a creative company.
Going for a novel silhouette? Stick to neutrals
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Remember that the key is to always balance your look. If you're going for playful silhouettes or prints, choose ones in subtle or neutral colour palettes. Usually, front drapes, wraps and jumpsuits are a good choice. These cuts are interesting enough to show that you know how to have fun and can think outside the box but still look polished and presentable.
Want to wear something colourful? Streamline your look
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On the flip side, if you want to wear a colourful outfit make sure that the silhouette is sleek and streamlined. Pantsuits and jumpsuits in eye-catching hues are good outfit ideas that you can consider but there are also other pieces that work well like a nice, well-fitted button-down dress or a long-sleeved top with a suede mini skirt. Veer away from colourful, flowy garments as these may look too carefree for a job interview (yes, even creative ones). No matter what style you choose, the goal should always be to look chic and smart.