They say we're not in a recession any more, but the country is still in a terrible economic state as far as jobs are concerned. There is so many people out of employment with so few jobs getting one is like stumbling on £50 note lying around... So if you do get an interview, you have to try your best to impress your possible new employer... Now, I'm not going to give you interview tips as I never know what to say myself until I'm in the interview room, but I am going to give you my take on my three favorite interview/work outfits...
This is but it isn't a 'Knowing Your Shape' post, as in this post I'm going to show you my take on this subject - then in my next post I shall transfer all my thoughts on this on to the body-shapes I focus on hopefully helping you ladies out there looking for work wear or interview chic for you shape!... (So no one be pinching my post because I've already got it prepped hehehe)
A national survey by careers management company The Ladders, noted 37% of employers decided against hiring someone due to what they were wearing - now that's not huge, but like I said, in this economy are you going to take this chance? I say 'NO' - so I say let's get planning those outfits..
The first thing I say to do is look up your (future) works dress code - mine is smart-casual. So I wouldn't show up in a super suit, but my rehearsal leggings are also not suitable... So, I went shopping and I updated my work outfits and I'm going to show you three of my personal favorites...
Peplum with Stripes...
|From Top Left: Black Studded Slipper Wedges (Newlook £22.99),|
Peplum Scuba Skirt (Topshop Petite £28),
Stripe Grandad Collar Blouse (Newlook £17.99),
Brown Leather Satchel (Primark £12)
Wedges with jeans...
|From Top Left: Sleeveless Peplum Top (Topshop £18)|
Midwash Petite Jeans (Next £26)
Navy Blue Blazer (Primark £7)
Black Chunky Boots (Newlook £34)
Tan Studded Satchel (Newlook £19.99)
|From Top Left: Leather-look skirt (Primark £8)|
White Pussybow shirt (Newlook £16.99)Firetrap Black Skyler Skinny Jeans (Newlook £34.99)
New Look Fergie Suedette Panel Cross Body (ASOS £15.99)
Studded Heel Chelsea Boots (Primark £15)
So these are just a few examples of what I'd wear for an interview and what I do wear for work... I picked all these because they're versatile, suitable and include one of my favorite styles ever - the peplum!
I haven't mentioned anything on jewellery as I think you should keep it to a minimum, as these can be seen a 'distraction'. So I usually just stick to my engagement ring (for obvious reasons), my Rolex, Pandora, and my "good-luck" P.Kennedy @ Harrods tiny Clover necklace. Simple, sophisticated and not too much or too big! Big rings, necklaces and bracelets ect may be pretty, but may seem to showy, it's about confidence not blinding them with your new ring or making a difficult hand-shake with a chunky bracelet. So accessories to a minimum! Plus, a lot of work places don't like people wearing too much jewellery anyhow - so you don't want to take the risk...
But as you can tell I'm not your typical white shirt, black trousers kind of girl - as that is so boring, and if you don't look your best, you won't feel your best - hit why I've done a different take on this typical look! These outfits work as you can wear them for an interview, and if you were just go shopping ect. Making them ten times more versatile than your standard interview look - plus if you style it right and not OTT you'll definitely be the one they remember for standing out, for all the right reasons!
These outfits are suited to my shape and after doing this I really am excited to share with you all my thoughts on what to wear for other ladies shapes...
What do you think of my interview and work wear?