Job Interview Outfit

Where To Buy That Job Interview Outfit

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You’ve been waiting for this moment for a long time. You’ve spent infinite hours applying to every job possible. You’ve told all your family and friends you’re looking for work. You’ve worked the computer, been to more job fairs than you can count, and even considered lowering your career standards by applying to jobs you’re overqualified for.

You’ve had no luck in the past, but now all of your work has paid off and you couldn’t be happier. You’ve finally landed a job interview for a position you want. There’s only one slight problem: you’ve got nothing to wear.

You don’t want to break the bank, but still want to look the part. So, where do you buy that job interview outfit that will surely impress that potential employer? Here’s a list of stores that will surely help you.

Forever 21

Need a new blazer to make you stand out as a professional? How about some accessories to enhance your chic look? Forever 21 has got you covered. With a variety of blazers for under $30 you’ll have plenty of change to shop for some of their affordable, yet classy, accessories.

Shop Publik

If you’re looking for cute affordable blouses to match that blazer, you might want to consider ShopPublik. Though some items are on the pricier side, they’ve got a sale section with sophisticated blouses that are sure to fit your budget.

Amazon

If online shopping is your thing, you might want to consider Amazon to help buy your job interview outfit. You can select from contemporary, trendy or relaxed outfits for both men and women to fit the look that’s right for you.

H&M

Let’s not forget about shoes. Whether you want boots, flats, loafers, or some traditional pumps, H&M has some good deals on dress shoes for all.

ZARA

Since winter is just around the corner, it might be a good idea for you to buy a fancy scarf that will keep you warm before entering that interview room. With some scarves starting out at just a little under $20, you won’t regret adding these fashionable scarves to your outfit from the ZARA store.

Macy’s

If you don’t have a lot of time to shop online before your interview, consider going to a department store like Macy’s. You are sure to find whatever you need there, but since we covered scarves why not also consider buying some sweaters? Macy’s has some colorful and trendy sweaters that will keep you warm and stylish during that interview.

New York & Company

New York & Company is definitely a smart choice when looking for career outfits that will grab anyone’s attention. From nice tops to pants for petite or tall women, this store is sure to impress and has items on clearance available for all fashion products.

The next time you’re unsure of where to buy that job outfit that will help you land that position you’ve always wanted, consider looking through these stores to help amplify your look. Getting the right outfit is easy, and the last thing anyone should ever have to worry about is what to wear for an interview.

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Belen Chacon

Belen is a journalism graduate student at California State University, Northridge. She spends her time interning wherever she can and tweeting her heart out. You can follow her @journobelen.

10 comments

  1. I like Jones New York online. I also shop at a consignment store where I sometimes find great bargains, like a brand-new suit for $36 that I get lots of compliments on. Meanwhile, my husband has bought several beautiful suits at thrift stores in the last couple of years (none more than $25). Even if he has to get them altered, it’s still a great bargain. And he hasn’t bought a new tie in years–always gets them at the thrift store. He spends money on nice shoes and shirts and looks like a million bucks when he puts them together with his thrift store suits!

  2. Most of these stores (I’m not familiar with NY & Company and Shop Publik) are geared toward people in their 20s and 30s.

    Proof that most jobseeker advice is for the young. Where do people in their 40s & 50s shop for clothes?

  3. H&M and Forever 21? Not if you’re older than 21 and/or if you’re trying to get a professional job. Those are not good quality, grown-up, adult looking clothes for a serious job seeker.

  4. I purchased my favorite suit at a resale store (and I’ve also seen some great men’s wear at the same place). Yes, it’s true you have to look at what you are buying and you have to check the stores regularly, but they can be great places to buy very nice clothing of all sorts (many times with the original sales labels still attached).

  5. If you have some time, visit your local GoodWill. Many department stores will donate nice outfits after being on clearance. It’s cheaper to take the tax write-off than mark it down too low. Also, how often have you bought an outfit, let it sit in your closet for a year, then realize you will never wear it again? You can find a like-new outfit or some accessories for very cheap.
    You won’t get the latest styles, but besides on those Wall Street and Rodeo’ Drive, who will notice? Plus, you get to support a great charity!

  6. Okay, only one problem here. What about us men ?Seriously we need to know where to shop for the best interview outfit too. I’ve been getting all my clothes at the thrift store because let’s face it I’m so broke that’s all I can afford to shop what about us men

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