We have all been there. You’ve been offered an interview for your dream job and you can’t believe it! But in a split of a second, panic sets in. What should I say? How should I prepare? And most importantly…What on earth should I wear!? Do you go for that professional office vibe, the ‘smart casual’ or the everyday wear? Decisions, decisions…
Firstly think about the job you are going for. Are they arty? Professional? That’s the first clue. Its not that arty and creative types tend to be underdressed their whole life.. believe me! There is however a certain degree of shall we say ‘casualness’ for a creative job that you can get away with. Rule number one however. DO NOT wear in any circumstances trainers. Even if you think they totally rock and they are gleaming white. This is not cool. Trainers are not the correct shoe choice and yes people will actually look at your feet. I always feel more confident and ‘ready to kick some ass’ when I’m wearing heels, but if thats not for you then a simple ballet pump always looks classy.
We have all heard from our parents ‘Don’t wear jeans’ , yet I strongly disagree. Yes at times jeans look unprofessional, but if you team them with a crisp white shirt and cute brogues you are on to a winner. Or plain black jeans with a blouse and a smart heel will give a classic professional look. Note: Although they are hot right now, ripped jeans are a big no no for job interviews!
The next rule… for all of those attending the more professional business interview. Do a suit. Yes, thats the typical choice of clothing but you can really make it work. Trousers suits are really in and look super stylish. If you are feeling really bold try a patterned trouser suit you are sure to feel amazing.
Another classic interview look is the sexy pencil skirt and blouse combo. Team with a small heel and you’re ready to take on the world.
A very important rule: ALWAYS HAVE A BACK UP CHOICE. It’s simple but effective. You might be like me and spill tea down your outfit moments before you leave. NIGHTMARE. Have another outfit ready just incase you never know…
Last but not least…make sure you’re comfortable. You’re nervous enough as it is, so don’t try pushing yourself further with the fashion situation. Dress for you and be who you are. Yes its important to look professional and smile but at the end of the day wearing something that doesn’t feel correct will make you stress out and thats not what you need. Now remember to smile…you’ve got this!