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Dress to impress: 20 timeless pieces to wear to a job interview


by Edaein OConnell
24th Jan 2020
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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.

Invest

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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