Introduction: How to Dress for a Professional Interview

This Instructable is designed to help people learn and understand how to dress for a professional interview.


Step 1: Clean and Clean Shaven

Take a shower and shave. You should not have stubble when you walk into an interview. if you can grow a full beard, make sure it is groomed and well kept.


Step 2: Hair

Make sure your hair is clean and styled properly. Hair should be out of your face and styled in a professional manner.


Step 3: Undershirts

Wear white undershirt to preserve dress shirt and prevent showing skin.

Step 4: Socks

Wear dark colored socks, no white socks, match them with your pants. You should not try to stand out by wearing elaborate socks.

Step 5: Pants

Pants should be plain, de-wrinkled and fall below the ankle.

Step 6: Dress Shirt

Wear an ironed, either blue or white shirt. Plain or single pattern are the preferred styles.

Step 7: Belts

Leather belt, color can vary from black to brown. Match it with your shoes and watch if you opt to wear a leather watch.

Step 8: Tie

Should fall at the top of the belt. No outrageous colors or patterns, but minimal patterns are fine. Width of the tie should contour the width of lapel. Red, blue or black ties are always a safe bet.

Step 9: Shoes

Wear dress shoes that match up with your belt. Generally ranging from black to brown.

Step 10: Suit Jacket

Grey, blue, or black, try to avoid pinstripes. if wearing black dress pants, match with a black jacket. If you have grey dress pants, match those with a grey jacket. Khakis and lighter colored pants go better with a black jacket.

Step 11: Accessories

No facial piercings. Cover up tattoos. If wearing a watch, go for a more conservative and traditional style.