When it comes to what to wear to a job interview, most people are likely to stick to the wardrobe staples of a white shirt and black bottoms. And whilst that could be plain and boring, it really doesn’t have to be, like I’ve shown in How to wear a classic white shirt with a twist.
A white shirt and black bottoms might be safe bets for an interview but un-styled, can show no personality. There are so many professional style options that you really shouldn’t limit yourself to plain basics. Although it is a great place to start. Now is the perfect time to shine through your style and make an impact when you walk into the room.
We all know a job interview can be nerve wracking so the best start you can have is to make sure your first impression through presentation is on point. Confidence plays a major part in success and you can’t feel confident if you don’t look confident. Picking the right pieces that you’ll look fabulous and feel confident in is the first line of defence.
THE RIGHT LOOK FOR THE RIGHT JOB
Firstly for a job interview, I would recommend to go for classic, clean lines and sophisticated looks. That could be a shift dress, a blazer, top and cropped trousers or a boucle jacket and pencil skirt. Or instead of a plain button down shirt, try a form-fitting peplum shirt instead. Add a slim waist belt where appropriate for a more pulled together feminine touch. Try to avoid bright neon colours such as orange or green and stick with muted tones, like greys, blues or neutrals.
If you are partial to a white shirt, add a subtle twist as described in Layering a white shirt. This will be sure to add some personality and avoid you looking like a waitress, unless that’s what you’re interviewing for of course. Court heels or smart flats would be the most professional footwear for the interview, so avoid slippers or open-toe shoes. Although elegant peep toes or cut-out heels are fabulous spring and summer statements once you’ve got the job.
BEING THE BOSS AT YOUR INTERVIEW
You don’t have to don a briefcase to look ready for business, a top handle handbag or structured tote will do the trick. Aim for neutral makeup and nails and keep your accessories subtle and understated. Picking the right pieces should serve you well, before, during and after your career. Now you’re styled and ready to be a boss, even if you’ll now have a boss.
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