Tuesday, 27 January 2015

Dressing for your interview

ASOS blouse with scallop collar, WAS £22 NOW £15
Flippy hem mini skirt, £25, Topshop
Scallop hem jacket, £25, Missguided
ASOS petite blouse with embellished collar, WAS £30 NOW £21
ASOS A-Line mini skirt with scallop hem, £20
Jack Wills classic shirt, WAS £44.50 NOW £26.50, ASOS
ASOS petite cropped blazer in ponte, WAS £35 NOW £24
Black quilted zip pocket A-Line mini skirt, £14.99, New Look

In the past I have always meant to do a post based on interview fashion, and seen as I have one next Wednesday and have been totally panicking over what to wear I thought I would do a post with some ideas of what you could maybe wear, I hope it helps a little bit! 

So when you're heading off for an interview, the safest choice is a suit. To me, i don't even know where to start with finding one, and it just sounds so dull and boring! So personally, I'd like to reflect my personal style through my outfit, surely it's better to be seen as a little bit different and self expressive than just dressing like everyone else?! That's why I think it's good to to mix and match your outfit and make your own Suit!

The dress code for my interview is 'smart casual', what does that even mean?! Literally my most hated type of style ever, it is open to so much interpretation and is so confusing! Anyway I have decided to wear the scallop collar sleeveless shirt, flippy hem mini skirt and the scallop hem jacket, PLEASE someone tell me if this outfit is okay?!

I'm not saying dress ridiculously for your interview, but I am saying mix it up a little bit, be memorable, so for example, perhaps go for a different collar, like a pleat, scallop or Peter Pan, or why not try wearing a pink shirt rather than white, perhaps experiment with different textures, how about a quilted or leather skirt rather than coring polyester, make sure you stand out of the crowd and they remember you!

I would love to know any suggestions you have for dressing for an interview, what is your go to outfit? Leave me a comment below! :) 


  1. I normal wear a black skirt with a white top.

  2. Ooh just seen you're from Leeds and Durham, I'm Leeds and my boyfriend is Durham haha! When I was having interviews I always tried to dress smart, but with a little fashion twist so like maybe a patterned shirt and cigarette trousers, rather than a black suit. I definitely think these outfits are fine for smart casual, I've been to smart casual interviews in black skinny jeans, a shirt and tailored blazer and I got the job so! Good luck with your interview :)

    India / Touchscreens & Beautyqueens

  3. Love the scallop hem jacket and the shirt from asos!! xx

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  4. These are such great outfit choices

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves


  5. A blazer and black pants are always a good combo for an interview! :) the ASOS A-Line mini skirt with scallop hem is GORGEOUS!


  6. These are all great choices! In the past, I've always opted for a plain white shirt (peplum waist or embellishment, something to make it unusual) and pencil skirt. Although, I'll never forget the time I wore a white shirt and realised half way through that it was 99% see-through haha!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice 


  7. That sounds like a lovely outfit xx such a lovely blog

  8. I think your outfit is fine!! :)
    I think its better to look a little more formal when the dress code is smart casual :) I also think, depending on the industry, mid length clean straight cut dresses are appropriate for interviews when paired with a smart collared blazer.
    I hope your interview went well (if you've gone for it!, If not, GOOD LUCK GIRL!! )

    X, Carina
    Running White Horses | Fashion + Travel


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