If you’re a job seeker, you’ve probably heard the phrase “dress for success.”
But what does that mean? How do you know what to wear when you’re going on a Zoom interview?
You may want to read on for some helpful tips on how to dress for a Zoom interview.
What is a Zoom interview?
A Zoom interview is a video chat that you can have with your interviewer. It’s like a Skype call, but it’s even better. You don’t have to worry about getting your hair just right, or wearing the right outfit—you can just focus on learning more about the company and preparing for your interview.
You’ll get to speak directly with your interviewer, who will be able to see you as well as listen to what you have to say. Because the conversation is recorded and stored in our database, it will be available for you to review at any time before or after the interview.
You’ll also be able to watch other interviews from candidates before yours and get ideas for how best to prepare for your own!
What do I need to know about wearing color for a Zoom interview?
If you’re like most people, you probably think of color as something that is either good or bad. It’s either “in” or “out,” and if it’s out, then there’s really no point in wearing it. But what if we told you that there are actually a few things that you can do to make sure your color choices are the best they can be for your next Zoom interview?
First, let’s talk about how to select your colors. There are generally two schools of thought when it comes to selecting colors for interviews: one says that you should stick with neutral colors so that you’re not distracting from yourself (and therefore distracting from the interviewer), and the other says that you should wear whatever makes YOU feel confident and comfortable.
We say: pick whichever one makes YOU feel best! If it’s a bold statement piece like a bright red lipstick or an electric blue blazer, then go ahead and wear those colors—they’ll make all eyes on YOU instead of on anything else!
What color should I wear for a Zoom interview?
Your outfit choice matters in a zoom interview, and it’s easy to get it wrong. Here are some tips for choosing the right colors for your zoom interview.
Black is always a safe color, and it’s especially good for a zoom interview because it doesn’t reflect light. That means you won’t have to worry about lighting your face up, which could be distracting to the interviewer or make them think you’re nervous (even if you aren’t).
Blue is also a very safe color for a zoom interview. It can be paired with other colors like red or green but should be worn by itself only if you’re planning on wearing a patterned shirt or sweater.
If you do wear a patterned top, make sure it’s not too bright or busy—a simple pattern will be best here.
Gray is another great choice for wearing during an interview via video call because it doesn’t reflect light easily either (and it looks professional).
If you’re wearing gray pants with a white shirt and tie, make sure that your shirt isn’t too dark—you don’t want it to look like a dress shirt!
Wearing white will reflect light so much that it might actually hurt your eyes when looking at someone who’s wearing this color on their face while they’re speaking via video call. It’s not the best choice for an interview, but if you do wear white, try to avoid wearing it on your face.
Wearing red can be a good choice for an interview, but only if the room is lit well and you’re not wearing too many other colors that are also highly visible.
If you’re wearing a red shirt with a blue tie and black pants, your face will look washed out because of all the colors that are competing for attention!
Some other tips you should know
- Wear bright colors. Bright colors are more likely to pop on camera, so they’ll make you look better than dark or neutral colors.
- Avoid bright patterns and stripes—they can be distracting during the interview! Instead, choose solid-colored shirts or blouses that don’t have any patterns or stripes in them at all.
- Don’t wear white or light-colored shirts unless you’re wearing something under it that’s darker than white (like a long-sleeved shirt). The same goes for pants: if they’re light-colored pants then you should wear something under them that’s darker than white (like jeans).
- Wear a top that has some structure to it. This will help you look better on camera than if you just wear a loose T-shirt or button-up shirt.
- Make sure your clothes fit well, especially if they’re new. If they don’t fit right, then they won’t look good in the video and could even make you look sloppy!
Some information you should Know
Color psychology: how colors affect us (red, blue, green, yellow)
Color psychology can be a powerful tool in designing your home, and it can also affect how you feel when you’re there.
Red: The color red is associated with passion, energy, and action. Red makes you feel more excited and confident. It makes things seem more important. Red can also make us feel aggressive, so if you want to use red in your home, use it sparingly.
Blue: Blue is the color of trust and loyalty. It inspires calmness and tranquility. It’s also associated with creativity and peace. Blue can help you stay focused on tasks that require careful attention to detail, like doing homework or completing an assignment at work.
Green: Green is the color of growth and renewal—it represents new beginnings! Green is also associated with health—it’s said that green helps people heal faster from illnesses because it promotes growth within the body at all levels (physical, mental, and emotional).
Yellow: Yellow stimulates mental activity; it encourages thinking outside of the box by showing us new perspectives on old problems/situations in our lives. Yellow is also associated with happiness—the brighter the yellow hue, the more energized we feel! Blue: Blue is the color of trust and loyalty—it represents stability and security. It also encourages feelings of calmness, which can be helpful in stressful situations.
What colors are best for a first impression?
This is a question that has been asked by many people, and there are many different answers to this question.
The answer is based on what kind of impression you want to make on the person you are meeting.
Most people will agree that black is the best color for a first impression because it portrays power and authority.
People who wear black are seen as strong and capable of taking control when necessary.
The second most popular color is blue because it represents calmness and stability, which are qualities that most people want in their leaders. If you want to make a good first impression in front of your boss or other important people in your life, then wearing blue will help you accomplish this goal.
How to match your clothing with your skin tone?
Matching your clothing with your skin tone can be tricky, and it’s something that most people don’t think about when they’re getting dressed in the morning. There are a lot of ways to do it wrong—and even more ways to do it right!
First things first: when you’re matching your clothing, you want to pay attention to the color and tone of your skin, not just its hue. The color and tone of your skin will determine whether you should wear warm or cool colors, as well as whether you should wear bright or muted tones. If you have very pale skin, for example, you’ll want to stick with cool colors that have a blue/green/purple tint (like navy blue or jade green) and avoid oranges and reds at all costs.
If you’re having trouble figuring out what colors look best on you, try taking a picture of yourself in various outfits and comparing them to each other using an app like Lightroom. You can also take a picture in natural light so that the lighting is consistent across all photos. Now use these images as inspiration for how different shades play off each other on different parts of your body—it’s surprising how much difference there can be between two pieces of clothing that are the same color when worn in different combinations.
There you have it! We hope you’ve learned a lot about the best colors to wear for a Zoom interview, and that you’ll put it to good use—and look great doing it.
We’d love to hear from you: what’s your favorite color, and why? Leave us a comment below!
Hi, I’m Isabella! I’m a fashion-obsessed writer who loves everything about it: the clothes, the accessories, and especially the people. I’ve been writing about fashion for nearly 8 years now—and during that time, I’ve learned a few things. First of all, there’s no such thing as bad style. It’s just a matter of what works for you. Second of all, fashion is more than just clothes—it can be a way to express yourself or your personality. And finally: Fashion is fun!