Whilst blogging over the years, the one question i have been asked by lovely readers and also brands is:
What would be your work/interview style?
I actually wear a uniform in my day job so to me this isn’t an event i dress for everyday. I have however attended my fair few interviews over the years whilst searching for jobs, which can be quite the feat.
The what will i wear question is obviously the first thing that comes to my mind when i first get the interview (because i am of course that person, not surprising really as i run a style blog) but getting dressed for an interview is one of much thought.
Contemporary interview style gives you the scope to show a little of your personality in the form of your outfit. I love to reflect my personality/mood in my outfits, and for this type of job interview this can be appropriate. If you know the dress code for the work place allows for a bit of expression in the form of outfits then it can work for your interview outfit too. Think PR, Arts and the likes and here you will have the opportunity to dress to impress with your own added flare! Let your personality shine through with some fun accessories too.
I always find when you are interviewing for a more corporate role such as http://www.citycalling.com/h/sectors/transport-jobs/575/, office based work and the likes of, a business suit is always the best way to go forward.
A classic white shirt will be your best friend here. Also a comfortable, well fitting suit is key.
Whether that be a skirt of a suitable length (knee length here is most important) or a pair of excellent fitting, flattering suit trousers (no jeans here unfortunately girls).
To wear this suit you need to exude confidence. Trust me it helps fill the suit, otherwise you will feel like you are walking around in your mums hand me downs, which is not a good look.
Well fitting + confidence = Excellent interview outfit
Previously i have had casual interviews/meetings over coffee. This is where you don’t want to overdress for the situation but you still want to put your best foot forward, in the best possible shoes of course. I like the idea of smart/casual.
Tailored ankle grazer trousers, a small kitten heel with a pop of colour, your classic white shirt and a smart blazer. This look could successfully take you through many a first meeting, showing off your accessible smart and on trend style.
This look is possibly my favourite and i would wear this for coffees on a Saturday with the girls quite happily!
So there we have it , my interview attire for all eventualities.
When looking for a job do you think of what outfits you would wear?
Do you have a standard interview outfit?