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How To Dress For An Interview

 
by Asheema A Shukla

How To Dress For An Interview/

Whether you’ve just graduated or are on the lookout for a change, job interviews can pop up at any moment, which is why having a first-impression worthy outfit is absolutely necessary. We’re fully aware of how nail-bitingly stressful the process can be and worrying about what to wear to an interview should be last on your mind — which is why we’re to help!

Keep it simple

For those of you who tend to excessively stress over interview dressing, one of the best formulas for concocting a fail-proof outfit is to just keep things simple — play it safe yet not too boring — trust us, it always works! Stick to a great blouse or shirt and a well-fitted pair of trousers. Keep the look modern by avoiding shiny gold buttons or anything floral printed. Instead, find a minimal style in a versatile solid colour to wear with your existing wardrobe — subtle pastels are great as they aren’t loud and rarely send out the wrong message. You could pair a semi-sheer chiffon blouse with a polished midi pencil skirt, classic platform pumps and a mini tote. Stripes are trendy right now and come in an interesting array of wrap over tie-up styles that you could easily choose to wear if the job profile is a creative one.

 Chalk-stripe trousers, Mango

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Trousers , Mango

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Trendy but not tardy

Even though dressing for corporate environments may not be sartorially exciting, there are plenty of ways to let your inner chic shine through. Opt for plain trumpet-sleeved blouses in cotton or satin to wear over pleated culottes or wide leg trousers. Polish off the look with pointy-toe slingback pumps, a great nude manicure, and confident smile.

Stripe tops , Mango

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If the dream job you’ve been vying for has finally called you in, adding a snappy blazer or vest to the mix will do you even better. Blazers tend to help with boosting confidence especially if the shoulder is well outlined and padded. When shopping, keep in mind that fit is key — if you can’t walk in your shoes or your blazer is too large, your discomfort will show.

 Padded shoulder jacket, Mango

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Complete your outfit with formal handbags

Pocket cross body bag, Mango

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Flap tote bag, Mango

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There’s always time to get more experimental and trendy later on once you get the job, but looking perfectly put-together to make the first impression will prove to be easier when convincing your future boss that no one is as promising as you. Good luck!

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