“Dressing to impress” is a dated expression. In our lackadaisical workplace culture, where—outside finance and banking—jeans and t-shirts are the norm, the idea of using your wardrobe to convey professional growth or stature is almost out of the question. Still, that only applies once you’re an employee. When you’re in the interview process, it’s still important to dress for the job you want—even if that job no longer requires you to do as such. While dressing for an interview is ostensibly a simple process, there are several pitfalls that you will want to avoid. From overtly informal to inexplicably overdressed, landing the sweet spot between casual Friday to matching tuxedos a la Stepbrothers can be tricky. Thankfully, we’re here to help. From gauging workplace dress code to picking the right shoes, here’s everything you need to know about what to wear to a job interview.

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