There’s certainly no shortage of advice out there about what to wear—and what not to wear—to interviews, but Karen Tucker, owner of job interview coaching firm InterviewOne, says it’s best to dress conservatively.
“Unless you work in a creative industry, the employer wants to know that you dress professionally—plain and simple,” she says. “As long as you look presentable, the interviewer is going to be paying attention to what’s coming out of your mouth, not what you’re wearing.”
Foggle says some job seekers make the mistake of donning distracting attire. “Don’t do anything to the extreme, unless you know that that’s the culture at the company,” she cautions. “Wearing too much perfume, too much makeup, too many designer logos—those are the things you want to avoid.”