Now-a-days, virtual interviews are being more and more common. This could be due to a distance in the job location, an online business, or now, because of social distancing. Although you are not going into the office to do a formal in person interview, you still need to look presentable and have on a professional looking outfit. If you have a virtual interview coming up and are wondering what to wear, I have a few suggestions that just might help your dilemma!
For any job type, a blazer is the perfect top to wear during a virtual interview. This gives off a professional look that will be sure to impress the interviewer. Blazers have become such a popular style lately and you can buy a blazer that is super cute and trendy! When you think of blazers, don’t think of a boring suit jacket anymore. They make blazers in so many cute colors, patterns, and styles! You will be able to find a blazer based on your own style and you can totally rock it. Feeling confident in your outfit is just as important in feeling confident in the interview!
2. A Matching Set
A matching set is one of the easiest outfits to put on. You don’t even have to think about it! All you have to do is put it together and it will already be so cute. Add some accessories and call it a day. This will look very professional and put together on a virtual interview call.
We all know that on virtual interview calls you may not always be able to see the bottom half of your body. Although it might be tempting to keep your pajama pants on, try to at least put on some jeans. This will make you feel more productive and professional. Who knows, you might move a little and they will be able to see some of your pants. Jeans at least look put together and like you were trying. Jeans also go well with so many different tops, they will not be hard to match!
4. An Appropriate Top
When you are doing an interview at home, it might feel a-little different. You might be tempted to not put so much time into planning your outfit since you will not be actually seeing them in person. In this case, don’t forget to wear an appropriate top. The top is what the interviewer will see and you don’t want to make a bad impression if the top is inappropriate. Keep a look out for tops with deep V necklines or anything that shows too much cleavage. You are trying to look professional and this will not look right. Also try to have longer sleeves and make sure it is not cropped! Having a put together professional and appropriate look will get you far!
5. A Dress
Wearing a dress for your virtual interview might be the best idea. Since you will most likely only be seeing the top half of your body, a dress is the perfect outfit to wear! This will look so professional and you will also be comfortable as well. You don’t even have to worry about the bottom half of your outfit. A dress is the easiest way to go!
6. A Sweater
If it is cold out in your area a cute sweater is a great look for your virtual interview! Make sure that it looks good in your camera before you go ahead with the interview. You want to look professional so keep the sweater simple. Maybe stick to simple colors like black, white or grey. This will give off a classy style.
7. A Turtleneck
For your next virtual interview try wearing a turtleneck! This will give off a clean and put together look. You can style it with your hair pulled back and maybe some hoop earrings. Don’t try to dress it up too much, keep it simple. This gives off a professional and sophisticated look. It is perfect for an interview and will set a good impression!
8. Simple Jewelry
Don’t go overboard with the accessories for you virtual interview. Wearing too much jewelry can be distracting. Keeping it simple can be your best bet. Keep a simple necklace with matching earring and bracelet to stay coordinated. This will set a good impression and make you look like you took the time and got yourself together. Less is more in this type of situation.
9. Button Up Shirt
If you are trying to look professional and still be stylish at the same time then wearing a button up shirt will be perfect. This is such a cute look that you can style so many different ways. You can chose a simple color and then add some jewelry. This is a great style and shows you mean business!
10. A Printed Top
If you are someone who loves prints and patterns, then go ahead and wear one for your next virtual interview! Instead of wearing one simple color, you can add some print! Try not to go crazy with the print that will be distracting and off-putting, but keep it professional and stylish at the same time! Find simple sprints that you can pair with a black pant. This will be a super cute and fun look!
10. A Loose Fitting Blouse
Try on some looser fitting blouses for a chic and stylish look! If you are looking to show off your style during your virtual interview, then try a white blouse with looser sleeves. This is a trendy style that is so popular in the working world. You can style this so easily and pair it with almost any pant! This is a perfect look for an interview and will make you stand out!
11. All Black
If you are looking for a chic and simple look, try wearing all black. Black can be a color that makes you look slimmer. This will look good on the camera for your interview and can make you feel more confident! Wearing a black top with black pants and shoes is a cool look. Adding gold jewelry to this look can make it more stylish. For a virtual interview this is a great look to impress others!
Going for a more casual look can be good for a job interview as well! Well, not too casual, but a sophisticated look while not overdoing it. In some cases, for a virtual interview it might not be necessary to get extremely dressed up. If you want to look nice but in a more causal style, a cardigan will do the tick! Try styling this cardigan with a black or white blouse to keep the colors simple. You don’t want the undershirt and cardigan to clash. A cardigan is a professional looking style that you can wear comfortably around.
13. Business On Top Party On Bottom
Okay, let’s be real, although it might seem like the smarter choice to put on a full outfit for your virtual interview, you might as well just wear a pair of sweatpants. Maybe feeling more comfortable will make you more comfortable and ready to crush this interview! If you are positive that the interviewer will not be able to see your bottom half, go ahead and throw on some comfy pants. Set up your camera at an angle that will only show your stomach and up. This is a great way to get away with wearing a nice top and sweatpants. you might as well give it a try!
A scarf can be the perfect accessory for a virtual interview. If you are wearing a simple top that you think needs that extra detail, throw on a cute scarf! Since the camera only shows the upper half of your body most of the time, a scarf will be a good touch for a professional looking outfit. Show off your chic side with a silk scarf that will compliment your whole look!
15. Neutral Colors
A virtual job interview might not be the place occasion to wear your new cheetah print top or neon colored sweater. Prints and colors are appropriate to a certain level for an interview. You should always express your own personal style but don’t go overboard. Wearing crazy prints, colors, and patters might be distracting in an interview. The last thing you want is for the interviewer to only remember the outfit you were wearing and nothing you said! Try sticking to neutral colors for the virtual interview. This can look more sophisticated and professional. Black, grey, white, and tan are go to colors for a neutral and classy look. Try getting some new tops in these colors for a crisp and stylish look!