The Perfect Outfit For A Job Interview

Your resume is all prepped and your references are impeccable, but if you don’t know what to wear on an interview you can really be in hot water. Thankfully, we’ve asked one of L.A.’s most stylish working women, Caroline DeJean from Jenni Kayne, to share her most professional—and effortlessly posh—outfit for those of you who have an interview on the horizon. Whether it’s a development gig at one of L.A.’s hottest mini-major studios or a creative position at an interior design firm, this on-trend yet tasteful look will help you express your sense of style while still looking like a pro. Just pick a sophisticated skirt in a dark hue and pair it with a bright jacket or cardigan—bonus points for matching pointy-toe shoes—and you’ll nail that pulled-together and polished look guaranteed to scream, "Hire me!" to any potential bosses!
Essential #1: White blouse—Nothing feels quite the same as a crisp, white blouse, and this fashion-forward 3.1 Phillip Lim version features fall’s must-have eyelet.
3.1 Phillip Lim Eyelet Blouse, $276, available at and 3.1 Phillip Lim, 631 North Robertson Boulevard (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-358-1988.

Essential #2: Sophisticated skirt—Whether you go for a short hemline or something a little more conservative, a navy blue skirt is always a smart interview option.

Lela Rose Wool-blend Skirt, $695, available at

Essential #3: Red pumps—We love these pointy-toed pumps with skinny jeans or a professional ensemble for a first interview.

Aldo Scarr Heels, $90, available at Aldo, 6801 Hollywood Boulevard (at Cherokee Avenue); 323-465-0100.

Essential #4: Scarlet blazer—Talk about a smart investment piece! Red is the hue of the season, and this Jenni Kayne boxy blazer can be dressed up or dressed down all fall long.
Jenni Kayne Welt Blazer, $495, available at and Jenni Kayne, 616 North Almont Drive (at Santa Monica Boulevard); 310-860-0123.