When it comes to what to wear to a job interview, most people are likely to stick to the classic wardrobe staples of a white shirt and black bottoms. And whilst that could be plain and boring, it really doesn’t have to be, as shown in how to wear a classic white shirt with a twist.
A white shirt and black bottoms might be a safe option for an interview but un-styled, it shows no personality. There are so many stylish professional outfit options that you really don’t always have to settle for basic looks, 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 any 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, go for classic, clean lines and sophisticated looks to wear. That could be a blazer, top and cropped trousers or a boucle jacket and pencil skirt or shift dress. 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 flattering feminine touch. Lastly, 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 shown in layering a white shirt. This is 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 are the most professional footwear for an 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. Ultimately, remember that picking the right pieces will serve you well, before, during and after your interview. So, now you’re styled and ready to be a boss, even if you’ll now have a boss.