1. Monochrome magic
Wearing one colour automatically sets a stronger impression with your audience, and helps you command the room without trying too hard. A pantsuit in a head-to-toe colour is both comfy and presentable.
2. Look out for draped details
For a softer approach, find a dress that features soft draping details. The extra fabric gives you more breathing room and if it comes in a print, it dresses you up more.
3. Wear a swishy dress
Two tips you can take away from Mandy Moore: Firstly, find a dress with a swishy bottom because it’s automatically more dressy without hindering your movement. Secondly, when wearing a neutral-coloured dress, donning a pair of richly-coloured pumps helps elevate your look.
4. Slip it over
No time to get dressed for a last-minute job interview? Hey, don’t fret. Throw a breezy slip dress over a fitted knit top and call it a day!
5. Witty knit
Speaking of knit, we all know how comfy they feel, but you don’t have to worry about looking sloppy when you find a knit that fits you well. When wearing it on its own, pairing it with a tailored bottom can really help make it look more presentable and purposeful.
6. Fresh prints
Prints are a super-quick way to lift up your look, as shown by Amy Adams here. Choose one that comes in deeper colours so you don’t look like you’re exiting a club, and stick to the aforementioned rule of finding a dress with a swishy hemline.
7. Tailoring done right
Another fast way to dress up for an interview is to rely on tailoring for that added oomph. For example, the pairing of a flowing peasant dress with a white tailored vest immediately feels modern and fresh.
8. Walk strong in wide-leg pants
Skinny pants can feel restricting, so if you want to look good and feel comfortable, opt for a pair of pants with a wide-leg cutting. Balance out the volume by sticking to a more fitted top.
9. Jump into a jumpsuit
When all else fails and you’re entirely out of ideas, opt for a jumpsuit. It’s not only comfortable and fuss-free, the right jumpsuit can also look very chic. Look out for tailored details like collar or shoulder details to make you look even more work-ready.