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Urban Outfitters is the go-to store for cool, downtown girls who have a taste for retro-flavored fashions. And you, the hipster queen that you are, have just scored a coveted interview with the company. You want to make the perfect impression on your potential new employer, so deciding what to wear to the interview may have you in a tizzy because at Urban, what you wear reflects who you are. But don't overthink things; be professional, but also be creative, because the goal here is to stand and show UO that you are the only candidate worth hiring.
Study the latest Urban Outfitters catalog or website. You need to look like you are a customer of the store, so if you are not already, familiarize yourself with their signature styles and dress similarly.
Dress casually, but not as though you just rolled out of bed. Leave the distressed jeans, Converse and ironic T-shirt at home, even if they are staple UO items. Stick with boyfriend blazers, graphic mini dresses and slouchy trousers -- which are not only hip, but make you look like you actually care about how you dress.
Read the Urban Outfitters blog. Company employees are often spotlighted with accompanying photos so you can see how they dress for work and be inspired.
Wear a piece of clothing or carry an accessory that comes from Urban Outfitters, but avoid dressing head to toe in their clothing. It may make you look like you're trying too hard or that you don't have any personal style of your own.
Wear shoes that you are comfortable in. If you can walk in the latest chunky platforms, then by all means, wear them. But if your everyday footwear is closer to the ground, stay away from heels that may have you hobbling around the office. Oxford lace-ups and flat boots are the perfect options for those of us inexperienced with walking in stilt-like shoes.
Consider vintage. Urban Outfitters sells vintage under their Urban Renewal label, and much of their stock is retro-inspired. Just nix vintage styles that don't look like they would hang on the UO racks, like '50s full-skirted dresses and mod frocks from the '60s.
Keep in mind the type of position you are interviewing for, one in retail or one in the home office. The shopgirls tend to be more casual than the designers, artists and stylists who work at the Philadelphia headquarters. So if your interview is for one of the stores, you can dress down slightly.