What to wear for an interview in the fashion industry


You’ve finally landed an interview for your dream job only to realise you have no idea how to dress the part! Interviews are a stressful process as is, which means feeling good in your outfit is a must to ensure you radiate confidence.

Unlike corporate jobs, working in a creative field means you have more freedom with your outfit, this also means your interviewer will base their first impression of you on what you wear. Our guide to dressing like a fashion industry pro will have you looking professional yet stylish in no time, ensuring you are interview ready!

Dressing for a fashion journalism job

Take inspiration from Vogue Australia's senior fashion editor, Christine Centenera, and pair a classic pencil skirt and killer heels with a printed blouse. This Dorothy Perkins Cream Leopard Print Shirt makes a stylish statement that looks both professional and fashionable! 


Dressing for a fashion design job

For an interview in the fashion design industry make sure you show your creative side with a colourful print. These wide leg Tigerlily Katha Pants are on-trend while the print and colour adds a fun twist. Keep the look smart with a sleek low bun and a tailored, block colour top.


Dressing for a fashion publicist job

As a fashion publicist you will work with both business insiders and creative fashion influencers, therefore looking polished is essential! Nothing says #GIRLBOSS more than a well-fitting black blazer. This timeless wardrobe staple can transform any outfit. The sharp tailoring along with the textured lapel detail of the Camilla and Marc Sublime Blazer makes this the perfect addition to your interview outfit.


Remember to do your research on the company you are interviewing at to ensure your outfit is suitable. Looking presentable and put-together is essential for any job interview. Make a great first impression with well-fitting clothing, neat hair and neutral makeup.

Words: Frances van Eeden