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5 Virtual Interview Outfits You’ll Keep Wearing for Your Work-from-Home Job

It’s all about finding an outfit that has the right balance of polish, camera-readiness, and comfort.

By Madeleine Kim

New year, new job? If you’re one of the many people who left their jobs recently, you may be on the hunt for a new (and improved) position. And with the uncertainty of, well, everything, many roles will likely be remote for the foreseeable future. 

Job interviews have always been tricky to dress for, and when you’re interviewing virtually, things get even murkier. It can be tempting to do your interview in pajama shorts, since the person on the other side of the screen will only see you from the shoulders up, but we think you should get fully dressed—even if only to put yourself in the right headspace. 

That said, it doesn’t make sense to invest in, say, a super formal suit that you don’t plan on wearing outside of the interview. It’s all about finding an outfit that has the right balance of polish, camera-readiness, and comfort—an interview outfit that you’ll continue wearing for your day-to-day once you land the role. Here are five looks we recommend.

The Classic Button-Down

A crisp button-down is an excellent choice when you’re not familiar with the dress code of the company you’re interviewing for. The Mila top is relaxed enough that you won’t look out-of-place among a casual crowd, but polished enough to fit in at a business-formal office. Pair it with sleek stretchy pants and comfortable flats for a complete look you’ll keep coming back to once you get the job.

The Knit Suit

With a knit suit, you get the best of both worlds: the stretch and comfort of a full-body sweater, plus the sharp look of a classic, tailored ensemble. Pair the Merritt jardigan and Finley stretch pants with a buttery T-shirt in a cheerful hue that looks great on Zoom.

The Built-in Accessory

“Jeans and cute top” is the go-to uniform for social events where you’re not quite sure what to wear. But it turns out, this formula also makes for a strong virtual-interview outfit. The silk Darcy top features a versatile tie that you can style in a knot, a bow, or loose—it’s like a built-in accessory. Just add a pair of comfortable jeans, and some elegant earrings if you’re feeling ambitious.

The Comfortable Blazer

The jeans-plus-elevated-top look works beautifully with blazers, too. For interviews in more formal industries, try the Yiyan blazer over the (machine-washable) silk Vicky tank. The blazer will make you look business-formal-ready, but choosing a more casual underpinning (as opposed to a classic button-down) will keep you from feeling too formal for video chat. Bonus: The Yiyan features stretchy knit inserts in the seams, so it’s way more comfortable than your average blazer.

The Cashmere Sweater

Even if you’re interviewing for a company with a casual dress code, you should make sure your interview outfit is polished. The cashmere McKenzie sweater has a relaxed vibe, but its sleek shape and luxe texture will make you look put-together. Plus, our calming jade color stands out on camera without being distracting.

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Madeleine Kim

Madeleine Kim is the Senior Brand Manager at M.M.LaFleur, where she started out as a stylist. She loves developing styling-focused content and creating newsletters that bring the M.M. community together.

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