What To Wear To An Interview
Interviews are a nerve racking process (they really are horrible right?), so it’s important to feel comfortable in your own skin, and in the clothes you’re wearing. As women, often if we don’t look the part we don’t feel that part. We also get distracted if we can’t stop thinking about how our trousers are too tight when we sit or that we should have gone for the bigger blouse so the buttons aren’t holding on for dear life – we get it.
The other thing to consider is different industries call for different interview attire – you have to be more formal in corporate settings but can add your own style in the fashion or design industry for example.
A few things to note: keep your hemline to the knee or below, wear tights if you’re afraid of your pins out, wear heels you can walk in, make sure there’s not an ounce of cleavage on show and keep your hair and makeup understated!
Here are a few outfit ideas to help put one of the stresses of an interview at bay.
If you’re going for a job in industries such as finance, law, business etc, then the more formally dressed the better. Trouser/skirt suits or shift/pencil dresses are the way to go.
2. Smart Casual
This look is good for professions such as teaching, healthcare, editorial, or sectors in the creative industry. You can swap the blazer for jumpers or cardigans or go for a more relaxed skirt and shirt look.
3. Fashion Forward
If you’re going for an interview in the fashion, beauty, design or PR industries then you can afford to be a little more fashion conscious with your look. These kind of organisations want to see if you have a creative mind, and if that’s visible in your outfit then that’s a good start.