They say you only have seven seconds to make a strong first impression in an interview, and although wearing the right outfit won’t guarantee the job of your dreams, it certainly can help. It can be hard to decide what to wear to an interview: should you opt for a suit or wear something a little more creative? Industries considered, we’ve got all bases covered with our fail-safe interview options, giving you one less thing to worry about.
The CreativeWorking in a creative industry generally means a more relaxed dress code. This is the opportunity to let your personality peek through. Choose a jumpsuit paired with an ankle boot and statement jewellery. If a jumpsuit seems a step too far, go for tailored trousers and a turtleneck, and inject some colour by adding a statement coat.
Balance traditional tailoring with casual and modern touches. Try a jumper dress for something a little more low key than a suit, worn with a blazer or tailored coat to smarten the look. Finish with heels or pointed flats. If still too dressy, opt for a crisp white shirt, tucked into slim fit trousers or culottes for a cool, professional look.
The Business ProfessionalIf you’re interviewing for a more formal industry, show you mean business with a classic tailoring look. A workwear staple and a huge trend for the coming seasons, the pencil skirt is a power piece. In leather, micro check and a pretty Orphelia print, our selection of pencil skirts give a different approach to office dressing. For a more traditional look, our Paris fit wool skirt pairs well with a tucked in white shirt and sling back heels.
Prefer wearing trousers? A well-tailored pantsuit made from a high-quality fabric wins the ‘what to wear to an interview’ case. As a great alternative to black, why not opt for an on-trend Prince of Wales check blazer with matching trousers or a textured Donegal suit? Style with a silk blouse and a pointed court shoe.