What to Wear

Deciding what to wear to an interview can be challenging and expensive! The types of interviews range from informational interviews, business casual, phone, Skype, and eventually formal interviews. Check out our tips on what to wear and come visit our FREE Career Closet if you are in need to any professional clothing or outfit advice!


Things to Avoid & General Rules:

  • Traditional business suits: Matching jacket & pants/skirt in blue, grey & black.
  • Avoid lots of accessories like jewelry
  • Collared shirts and ties or blouses without a lot of cleavage.
  • Avoid or minimize perfumes/colognes
  • Dress pants, skirts/slacks in neutral colors (black, blue, grey, brown, khaki)
  • Make sure that clothing, hair, nails, teeth etc. are clean and appear well kept.
  • Cleaned and polished neutral tone business shoes. Closed toe flats or heels (whichever you are most comfortable and confident wearing!)

Need professional clothing? Check out the free UWM Career Closet!

*Located in the Career Planning & Resource Center’s main office:         Mellencamp 128

Our office and the Career Closet is temporarily closed due to covid-19. Bottomless Closet offers professional clothing for job seekers and is an alternative while our office is closed.

Please email careerplan@uwm.edu if you have any questions.