Fashion Experts Share Their Tips For The Perfect Job Interview Outfit

Fashion Experts Share Their Tips For The Perfect Job Interview Outfit
8 February 2019    Holly Royce    0 comments
Natasha Harding, Style Editor at Pedestrian.TV shares her top tips for the perfect job interview outfit.

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"What you should wear to a job interview outfit depends on two things: the type of job you're applying for, and your own personal style.

The perfect interview outfit helps the interviewer imagine you already working there, as part of the team.

For example, if you're going for a position in the corporate field (think: finance or law), you want to wear something smart and sophisticated. Whether it's a crisp suit, collared shirt or a quality pencil skirt, the key to nailing this dress code is with elegant, tailored pieces.

Conversely, if you're applying for a role in the creative industry, there's the opportunity (and, in some case, the expectation) that you will show your personality through your outfit. This gives you permission to experiment with colours, prints and even combine different formalities, like swapping out a collared shirt for a T-shirt under a blazer.

In the creative world, interviewers are also looking at you and your 'personal brand' - you're trying to sell them on your skills but also, you as a package, so this isn't necessarily the right time to reach for your safest, blandest outfit.

Oh, and if you find yourself asking questions like 'is this too short?' or 'is this too creased?', chances are, the interviewer might think the same thing, so stay well clear of these fashion faux pas.

With all this in mind, it's also worth noting that you will feel more confident in the job interview if you wear something you're comfortable in. If you never normally wear pencil skirts or heels, don't completely overhaul your own personal style. Instead, why not opt for a snazzy pantsuit and some closed-toe flats?

In short, the perfect interview outfit is supposed to help give you the confidence to present the best version of yourself, rather than make you look like someone you're not."
 


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