There’s an old saying that goes, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.”
If you’re stepping into the corporate world, suit yourself up and make sure you look smart. Likewise, if you’re going for a job in the fashion industry, make sure you’re wearing your most on-trend outfit.
Fashions come and fashions go, but style remains, and, for both formal and informal interviews, there are a few hard and fast rules. If you look great, you’ll feel great and if you feel great, there will be a much higher chance of you storming your interview. Here’s how to choose the winning outfit for an interview.
You should be aspiring to dress one notch above what you would normally consider suitable for work. And that of course means the job that you’re interviewing for. You could hang around the car park at clocking off time to get a clear indication of what people are wearing, but as a general rule of thumb, for both men and women, it’s going to be a suit.
Suits never go out of fashion. You have the choice of trousers or skirt. The rule with a skirt is that the hemline should be no more than one biro length above the knee. You can’t go far wrong with black. Black is the new black after all. Navy, brown and, in the summer, a lighter plain colour are also perfectly fine.
Stylist: Aneliya Vasilieva