Choosing what to wear for a job interview can be a daunting task—especially if you happen to be interviewing with Anna Wintour herself. But the Vogue editor in chief revealed some wisdom that might actually put your mind at ease. In a new episode of the magazine’s Go Ask Anna video series, Wintour answers a reader’s question about what someone should wear for an interview at Vogue, and you can bet we’re taking notes.
“It’s so interesting to me how people dress when they come in for interviews,” Wintour says in the video. “Sometimes you feel they’re wearing clothes that they just bought that morning or maybe the night before, and not something that in any way suits their personality and who they are. I think what everyone should remember, whether they’re interviewing at Vogue or indeed anywhere, that we’re not hiring your wardrobe. Your wardrobe is not going to be doing the job for you—it’s who you are.”
She went on to give an example of an interview outfit she considered to be particularly memorable. “I’ll always remember a young man who came in in a dress and a handbag, and I gave him the job on the spot. You have to dress for yourself. I think it doesn’t do yourself a service to fake it.” Amen to that. Scroll down to watch Wintour’s full video, including her thoughts on the Kardashians’ style and her take on leggings.