What to Wear For a Summer Interview
Dressing for summer interviews can be challenging, especially when I lived in Arizona. I remember my very first job interview after I graduated from my master’s degree. It was June in Arizona, and it was at least 100 degrees. I found the cutest short-sleeved skirt suit at Banana Republic. It was black, which always feels very professional, but the short sleeves and knee length skirt made it heat tolerable. I work a lavender sleeveless shell underneath and wore simple black sling back pumps.
It Depends On Your Industry
If the office is business professional, you’re going to need a blazer or suit of some sort. The level of uniqueness of your jacket or suit should depend on the vibe of the office. If the business is a bit more casual, then you can wear a dress or pants and a nice blouse instead of a suit. For business casual environments, I love wearing wrap dresses. They are so flattering but also put together. If you work in a creative industry, you have a lot more freedom in what you wear. In my experience, it’s important that you show your personal style. The only caveat is that you don’t want to show too much skin.
Look For Clues To Learn Their Dress Code
Make Sure You’re Comfortable
Even if you do have to dress in very professional clothes, make sure you’re comfortable. I don’t mean wear sweats; I mean make sure your clothes fits you. There is nothing worse than wearing a blazer that is too small. You’ll pull at it and that uncomfortable feeling will translate to your interview. If you’re comfortable in your clothes, you’ll feel more confident.
As much as possible, also try to find an outfit you really like. I remember that first black suit I got to this day because it was really cute and had special details, even though it was a black suit. I remember feeling really good about myself when I wore it. That’s exactly how you should feel in your interview clothes. Confident and beautiful.
Summer Interview Outfit Ideas:
To give you some ideas of what types of outfits could work for an interview, I’ve pulled some looks that work well for business professional, business casual, and creative industries. Some of these looks could be interchangeable, it really just depends on the culture of the place you’re interviewing. Just don’t show too much skin and feel good in what you’re wearing, and you’re half way there.