A male clothing store with casual and business attire on the racks

The Career Closet service has permanently closed.

If you are looking for gently-used work attire, we recommend visiting local thrift and second-hand stores in the Champaign-Urbana community. Here are some options you may consider (These organizations are not sponsored or endorsed by The Career Center.):

What to Wear to Work or an Interview

Select clothes appropriate for the type of interview, industry, and organization. Make sure to convey professionalism at all times. First impressions make lasting impressions.

What to Wear? For business casual or professional, suits - pants, skirt, or dress - that are nicely fitted and usually a darker color, unless you know that the industry has different expectations.  As for accessories, a tie, jacket, or vest are all appropriate as well.