Less formal attire is acceptable when interviewing for campus jobs and more informal workplace jobs. However, you still want to dress professionally for most positions, even if they are entry-level. Skip jeans, athleisure, or anything you’d wear to the beach, the gym, or a club.
Generally, a job interview calls for you to wear professional, or business, attire. This might mean: – A suit jacket and slacks with a button-down shirt and tie – A sweater and a button-down shirt – A blouse and dress pants – A statement dress
If you have a job interview in a more informal work environment, you might wear a business casual outfit. Business casual outfits are less formal than a suit, but they are also more professional and polished than, say, a T-shirt and shorts or a sundress and sandals.
Always dress a bit more professionally than the average employee at the company.
If you have an interview at a startup, nix the head-to-toe formal business attire. You want to look appropriate and professional, but not too formal. Rather than showing up in a black suit and dress shoes, opt for something relaxed but still presentable: relaxed-fit khakis, dark-wash jeans, and a nice top, for example.