NAIL That Interview! 5 Industries, 5 WOW Looks To Rock ‘Em

Divya SharmaDivya Sharma  |  May 5, 2016


Sure, yes, your resume does matter, but what really seals the deal is how well the interview goes! And to have that extra boost of confidence, you must make sure that your outfit is totally on point. Here we have 5 interview looks inspired by Van Heusen’s MFP (Most Fashionable Professional!) for 5 completely different industries in India. After all, taking advice from the pros can never lead you astray! Your fashion choices DO matter in your workplace, and sloppiness can ruin an otherwise brilliant interview. What you want to convey to your interviewer is an air of quiet confidence and competence – so nail these interview outfits to make that WOW impression!

1. Corporate Chic

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An interview for a job in the corporate field is something you need to be very careful about. You need to be dressed smartly and in a way that projects your ambition as well. A pair of pants in a neutral colour such as dark grey (or even black) is just the thing you need – paired up with a classic white shirt and, of course, a simple yet well-fitted grey jacket to complete your look!

POPxo Recommends: Van Heusen White Shirt (Rs 1,595), Van Heusen Grey Trousers (Rs 1,795), Black Sling Bag (Rs 2,295), Light Grey Textured Single Breasted Blazer (Rs 1,898)

2. The Creative Crowd

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Your outfit for an interview in the creative field should be all about balance. You need to put your best foot forward while not going over the top. Choose a classic cut in a bold colour like this one. A pair of block mid heels will totally build up your confidence, while keeping you steady. Finish up with a small cross body bag so that nothing weighs you down!

POPxo Recommends: Red Solid Knee Length Dress (Rs 2,697), Van Heusen Black Bag (Rs 2,097), Van Heusen Black Ballerinas (Rs 1,995)

3. Media Mania

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To snag a job in the media industry, you have to look presentable at all times – while still being practically dressed! We suggest a versatile grey when it comes to your trousers, paired with a smart printed shirt. Not only will you look put-together, but also comfortable and self-assured. Add a pair of sensible flats and a tote bag to carry all your essentials.

POPxo Recommends: Cream Formal Textured Trousers (Rs 1,048), Black Suede Ballerinas (Rs 1,089), Blue Printed Shirt (Rs 998), Brown Casual Handbag (Rs 3,195)

4. At Home With Hospitality

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Working in the hospitality industry means being ready for anything while still looking elegant and sophisticated. So, of course, you should dress for your interview keeping that in mind! We say, go get yourself a pencil skirt that you feel comfortable moving around in. (At a pinch, of course, you could also go with super-fitted pants.) Finish up with a dark, solid-coloured shirt and shoes that you can walk a mile in (but hopefully you won’t have to!).

POPxo Recommends: Brown Twin Pocket Shirt (Rs 999), Black Formal Skirt (Rs 1,197), Black Suede Ballerinas (Rs 1,089), Multi Casual Messenger Bag (Rs 1,098)

5. The Social Connect

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When you’re interviewing for an NGO or the education sector or the like, go full-on practical yet likable! Dealing with a hands-on job can be physically challenging as well. So, show them that you dress for comfort in a pair of jeans and a casual printed top. Definitely wear flats – these ones will keep you looking good while being totally at ease. Add a floral handbag for a fresh and friendly feel!

POPxo Recommends: Blue and White Floral Print Round Neck Top (Rs 1,197), Black Dark Wash Jeans (Rs 1,497), Blue Floral Casual Handbag (Rs 3,195), Blue Casual Ballerina (Rs 948)

Can you think of someone who’s got the corporate look down pat? Time to nominate them for Van Heusen’s Most Fashionable Professional contest! They could stand a chance to be featured in India’s top magazine. And, don’t worry, YOU get something for your efforts too!! Find out more here.

* This is a sponsored post for Van Heusen. This is a part of the Van Heusen Most Fashionable Professional Series.