Finding an outfit for an interview can be an extremely stressful situation; dragging every item of clothing out of your wardrobe, mad dashes to the shops and sitting on the edge as to if you’re going to actually go! We’ve all been there and it really isn’t fun.
Step one: Sit down and have a think; what is it that your interview is for? It is fashion-based? Accounting? Advertising?
Step Two: Pretend you’ve got the job, you’re a year down the line… what would you be wearing? Don’t overthink it!
Step Three: Yes, your outfit might make a first impression but what employers are really looking at is you – your confidence, your knowledge etc. So, whichever outfit you decide, wear it with conviction, make it known that you’re the right person for the job.
^ This is a simple outfit, broken up by the lovely light colour of the blazer and shoes. The neckline of the blouse is beautiful adds a beautiful delicacy to the rigid lines of the blazer. The pastel colours are stripped-back too, allowing a subtle, fashion-statement to be made without being too overpowering. This look would be perfect for any office-based interview.
^ Bright, Bold, Beautiful. Much different to the styling of the first outfit, this one is set to turn heads. The colour co-ordination is sublime and will create envy from anyone that sees you. You’re setting the scene that you have your life together and intact (even if you don’t). This interview would be perfect if you are applying within the creative sector.
^ Simple, stylish, classic. It’s not essential that for every interview, you should be dressed in a blazer and court shoes – sometimes, just making the effort to look presentable and well-dressed can be applauded. Colour co-ordination is a big win for any outfit, combine this with the modesty of the clothing pieces and it’s a double tick in an interview. This outfit is aimed to be comfy whilst also ensuring that you look smart. Definitely, one to consider.
^ This is the look of class and elegance. If you feel that you are attending a big interview with a lot at stake, this one might be the one for you. It’s conservative whilst also pouring with pure style envy. I know we’re on a bit of a roll with grey and typically ‘dull’ colours but in regards to general interview wear, these are within the usually expected palette.
^ If you’re lucky enough to have your potential employer say the glorious words of ‘informal dress code’ – this is the ensemble for you! When an employer says these words of the holy grail, never take it too far – joggers are an absolute no-no. This is the perfect mix of class and comfort – the main blessing is the heavenly feel of trainers over heels. It’s effortless and yet desirable, it will definitely set the right example to your employer.