24th Jan 2020
Job interviews can be a nerve-racking experience, but a good outfit can ease the nerves. Here are 15 of the best pieces to wear to a job interview
I have a specific interview dress.
It has been worn for every interview and first-day-at-the-office I have experienced.
Instantaneously, it makes me feel confident, relaxed and stylish. These three emotions combine to make me feel invincible. The supposed nerves are a figment of my imagination.
This is how good workwear should make you feel.
Feeling uncomfortable and rigid will show on your face and ultimately materialise in your words and thoughts. It may seem like workwear is all black and no colour. And while sticking to base colours is a smart choice, it doesn’t mean you can’t introduce a pop of light every once in a while.
By doing this you show personality and a willingness to roam from the norm.
The same goes for shapes. Structured pieces can help you feel powerful but a relaxed skirt or dress will produce a similar feeling.
Invest in pieces you know will last beyond the interview stage. Workwear is something you wear five days a week so buying pieces of higher quality is always a good choice.
Almost all high-street and online retailers offer a workwear range with ASOS and Mango particularly thriving. However, our favourite is The Outnet.
The retailer offers discounts on a wide range of designer names and has an extensive workwear themed collection. Our top pick is the Yellow Abbot pleated midi skirt. It’s green and yellow checked print would look superb when worn with a black light knit and blazer – the perfect outfit to ace an interview.
ASOS Design pleated skirt midi dress in khaki, €29.03 at Asos
ASOS Design curve mix & match suit in black, €73.28 at Asos
Belted dress with pleats, €125 at Cos
Slouchy high-heel leather boots, €119 at Zara
Pink tab waist straight trousers, €52 at Topshop
Oversized poplin shirt, €69 at Arket
Pleated midi dress, €49.95 at Zara
Prada 85 two-tone patent leather pumps, €650 at Net A Porter
Andersson Bell midi skirt, €299 at Net A Porter
Wool blend oversized blazer, €179 at & Other Stories
Belt straight-fit trousers, €49.99 at Mango
Yellow Abbot pleated checked silk-twill midi skirt, €334 at The Outnet
Taupe checked jacquard wide-leg pants, €171 at The Outnet
Handmade navy blue wool coat, €299 at Massimo Dutti
ASOS Design curve chino trousers, €27.65 at Asos
STAUD Rey small shoulder bag, €315 at Brown Thomas
Turtleneck top, €19.99 at Mango
ASOS Design curve twist front midi dress, €52.54 at Asos
Shoe tip croc-effect, €35.99 at Mango
Tomato red ribbed cashmere turtleneck sweater, €169 at The Outnet
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