There’s a fine line between too formal and too casual.

Theory, Everlane, Cole Haan

THEORY, EVERLANE, COLE HAAN

“Over the years style has certainly shifted a little more away from the typical suit and tie,” Brian Young, a veteran recruitment manager with Creative Circle, a staffing agency in New York, said. “It’s more relaxed, more casual and comfortable.”

To help you navigate what that really means, check out these seven pieces to that’ll help you ace your job interview. At least, as far as your outfit is concerned.

1 The Button-Down
Everlane Cotton Shirt
EVERLANE

Everlane Cotton Standard Fit Shirt, $50

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They say “never let them see you sweat.” You wear this lightweight, breathable shirt in a bold (yet respectable) gingham so they never will.

2 The Pant
Banana Republic Emerson Chino
BANANA REPUBLIC

Banana Republic Emerson Chino, $98

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You can’t go wrong in a pair of flat-front chinos in a neutral color. They’re the perfect pant to dress up or down depending on the office.

3 The Jacket

Theory Wool Basketweave Gansevoort Blazer, $645

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Top your interview outfit with a jacket that complements the whole ensemble without overpowering it.

4 The Shoes
Cole Haan Wingtip
COLE HAAN

Cole Haan Washington Grand Laser Wingtip Oxford, $400

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Don’t sacrifice comfort for style with these oxfords. The modern shape and brown hue allow them to pair as effortlessly with a dress slacks as they do dark jeans.

5 The Carryall
ted baker huntman stripe backpack
TED BAKER

Ted Baker Huntman Stripe Backpack, $449

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Crumpled resumes won’t impress anyone. Keep all of your interview necessities safely (and neatly) tucked away in this handsome leather backpack.

6 The Timepiece
MVMT Chrono Series Watch
MVMT

MVMT Chrono Series Watch, $140

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A smart-looking monochromatic timepiece says you’re a professional guy who values others’ time. And it’ll help make sure you don’t show up late—a rookie mistake.

7 The Socks
Happy Socks
HAPPY SOCKS

Happy Socks Dressed Palm Leaf Socks, $24

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If there’s any place you can have some fun with your interview outfit and show off your personality without going too far, it’s with socks.

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