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What to Wear To A Job Interview In The Summer: Tips For All

Cristina Pucci

Job interviews can be stressful and intimidating, and it’s natural to worry about what to wear in front of your potential employer. You want your clothes, shoes and accessories to complement each other and fit the role you are applying for.

But do you know what to wear to a job interview in the summer?

It can be tough to find appropriate clothing that is both stylish and comfortable during hot summer months, so we've compiled our list of what you should wear when going through an interview process.

Here are our top tips for men and women:

What to Wear For An Interview When It’s Hot

Some might think that they can wear whatever they want to their job interview when the weather is warm. However, this is not the case, and you should still dress professionally, even when it is hot.

When it comes to summer business interview clothing, wearing a lightweight suit can help you stay cool while looking sharp. You can also choose natural fabrics like cotton or linen, which will help keep you comfortable throughout the interview.

In addition, it's important to pay attention to the details, making sure your clothes are neatly pressed, and your hair is neatly styled.

Summer Interview Clothing for Women

Dresses, slacks and skirts are appropriate summer interview clothes for women. However, a light suit and dress are also great options.

An outfit consisting of an open jacket and either slacks or a skirt will allow you to look professional and keeps you comfortable throughout your interviews.

Closed-toe pumps or shoes are a good match for these.

Summer Interview Clothing for Men

In terms of summer interview attire, men should opt for classic, lightweight suits in neutral colours or patterns.

Avoid wearing heavy fabrics like wool. Instead, choose suits made of materials like cotton that are cooler and more comfortable in the heat.

Wearing a tie can also add a dash of professionalism. This will allow you to wear the same suit multiple times yet look to be wearing a different one by changing your tie.

Things To Avoid During A Job Interview In The Summer

During a summer interview, t-shirts, denim, open-toed shoes, sandals, and anything filthy, creased, or generally untidy should be avoided.

Avoid wearing yoga pants, leggings, trainers, hoodies, or anything sporty as they will prevent you from looking professional.

In addition, try not to overdo it with your makeup, perfume, or jewellery.

Other things to avoid:

-Sleeves that are too short

-Black clothing, as they can attract the heat and make you sweat before your interview

-Clothes that are too revealing or too tight


Knowing what to wear to a job interview in the summer can increase your chances of landing your dream job.

Although it may be tempting to dress in unsuitable clothing such as trainers, yoga pants, or t-shirts in the summer heat, doing so would likely make a negative impression on your potential employer.

So, follow the advice above, avoid wearing anything too revealing or flashy, and make sure your hair is neat and your shoes are polished before attending your interview.

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