Congratulations on getting an interview with Lululemon! Lululemon stores can be found throughout Canada and the United States. Their apparel is worn everywhere, from gyms and yoga studios to grocery stores and restaurants.
Since Lululemon’s apparel and stores are more casual, you may be unsure what to wear to an interview. Is it okay to show up in casual apparel, or do you have to dress up in professional attire as if you were interviewing for an office position?
The short answer is both. You can wear casual or smart attire to your Lululemon interview as long as you show you care about your appearance and are enthusiastic about the position.
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Wearing athletic clothing can work in your favor for your interview. By wearing clothing similar to what Lululemon sells, you are demonstrating that you value fitness and wellness just as the company does.
You are also showing you fit in well with a fitness environment and will work well with other employees and customers in a health-oriented environment.
Many people have worn Lululemon clothing to their interviews and have gotten the job. By wearing the company’s clothing, you are showing you are already knowledgeable about the products and enthusiastic about the brand.
Even though athletic and Lululemon apparel is welcomed, you should still be mindful of looking modest. This means wearing tops that cover your midriff and don’t show off cleavage. Also, consider wearing fitted pants instead of form-fitting leggings or shorts for a more professional look.
Not all athletic gear or clothes are made the same. Double-check before you leave for your interview that none of your clothes or athletic apparel is sheer or see-through. You don’t want your undergarments to show though or to show off more skin than you mean to.
Professional clothing is also a great option for your Lululemon interview. Professional clothing will always make a good first impression, and if you are interviewing for a managerial or office position, smart casual or business casual may be expected.
A nice pair of dark, fitted jeans work well for women and men. Make sure your jeans are hole and stain-free and that they aren’t so tight that they are uncomfortable to move in and not so loose that they will fall off.
Pair your jeans with a nice belt to further elevate your look and add additional professionalism.
A Clean T-Shirt
A t-shirt is not unheard of for an interview at Lululemon. Make sure your t-shirt fits well and does not have any offensive words or graphics on it. A t-shirt can be worn with a pair of athletic pants for a more casual look, or with a pair of dress pants or slacks for a more elevated look.
Khakis or Neutral Pants
Khakis are a more formal option than jeans, but a more laid-back version of dress pants, making them a comfortable, easy option for most. They can be paired with a t-shirt for a casual look, or paired with a dress shirt and dress shoes for a more business-ready look.
A blouse is a popular choice for women for any interview. Blouses are versatile, can be paired with almost anything, and come in a wide range of styles and cuts so you can still show off a bit of your personality, even at an interview.
Sweater or Hoodie
A sweater or hoodie is an easy option, especially for the colder months. A sweater or hoodie can look clean and neat as long as it fits you well and is free of wrinkles, holes, and stains. Pair it with jeans for a more casual look, or with a pair of athletic pants for a fitness-focused look.
Blazer or Sports Coat
A blazer or sports coat is a great layer to add to your outfit to help dress it up and make you look more professional. Choose a dark or neutral color that can be paired with anything.
You can wear your blazer or sports coat over a T-shirt and with jeans to stay casual but also show you have put effort into your appearance. You can also wear it with a dress shirt or blouse to stay on theme with a business-smart look.
There are a variety of options for a collared shirt, from a sports polo to a more formal button-down dress shirt. Which one you choose depends on how formal you want to look and what message you want to convey.
A dress shirt will show you are serious and prepared for the role while a sports polo will show you fit well into a sports and fitness environment.
Running shoes or sneakers are okay to wear to your interview, especially if you are also wearing athleticwear. Your shoes will match your outfit’s theme to help show your knowledge and passion for fitness. Make sure your sneakers are clean, and choose a darker-colored pair if possible so they don’t stand out too much.
Dress shoes are a classic choice for an interview for a reason. Dress shoes are comfortable, and classy and will blend in with any outfit. By wearing dress shoes, you are showing your attention to detail in your outfit and in general.
Mix and Match
Another option is to mix and match your professional clothes with your athletic clothes. Wear a blazer over your athletic shirt for a more elevated look, or wear a skirt over your athletic leggings for a more structured look that also provides more coverage.
Look Clean and Presentable
Regardless of whether you arrive for your interview in athletic gear or business gear, looking clean and presentable is a must. This means wearing clothes that are clean and wrinkle-free. This also means having your hair pulled away from your face, clean nails, and minimal makeup and jewelry.
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