You landed yourself an interview; congrats! The last thing you want to worry about is sweating through your outfit or smearing your makeup before you’ve even arrived. And when public transportation is involved? Ugh, not cute. Fear not, ladies. Just follow these foolproof tips so you’ll show up cool, calm, and collected — and hopefully score that big gig.


Dressing for a summer interview can be a tricky thing. You want to look chic yet professional, all while staying dry. Contrary to what you might think, avoid anything linen. While the fabric is known to stay breezy, you risk looking like a wrinkly mess upon arrival. Instead opt for something lightweight, breathable, and polished. Brit + Co Pick: Diane von Furstenberg Collared Shirtdress ($348)

make BLOTTING PAPERs your bff

Oily-prone skin and the heat? A pack of blotting papers will never let you down. If you’re in a bind, snag a handful of napkins or fold a toilet seat cover into your purse whenever you stop for coffee. Those little babies work just as well — and they’re free! Brit + Co Pick: Sephora Collection Blotting Papers ($8 for 100)


This might seem like an obvious choice, but you’d be surprised what you can forget in a frazzled rush. Give yourself extra time to sneak into the bathroom of a nearby shop or cafe before your meeting. Add some fresh setting powder and a swipe of confident-boosting lipstick, and off you go. Brit + Co Pick: Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder ($38)


Given how popular and oh-so-chic mules are these days, why not opt for an office-appropriate pair for the big day? A little chunky heel will still give you just the right amount of boost, while making it super easy to travel. Black is always a smart idea, but these pearl-embellished slides will elevate your look with minimal effort. Brit + Co Pick: Jeffrey Campbell Beaton Sandal ($155)

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