Interviews are stressful even at the best of times. The last thing you need just before your peak professional moment is to be rummaging through your wardrobe wondering why the hell you have nothing smart to wear. Here at My Favourite Voucher Codes we believe in rising to a professional occasion (or should I say dressing to one?). We believe that the right outfit can not only leave you feeling confident but will also show your prospective employer just how neat and professional you really are.
Now we’re not saying that your going to be able to dress yourself into a new job, but what you wear certainly counts. If you’re a bit strapped for cash pre-interview then why not have a read of Earn 10% More, Save 15% on Your Interview Outfit.
Here is our guide to finding professional interview outfits for women…
Step 1: Smart Shoes
When it comes to interview shoes the biggest tip that we can share is to not go overboard. Think of your shoes as your background, they should accentuate you, not outshine you. They should be bold, but not bright. A simple pair of dolly shoes, loafers or mid-heeled black beauties will certainly instil professionalism and skill into your appearance. Take a step towards your perfect interview outfit by investing in some of these mid heeled leather beauties from Office. Better yet, Office are currently hosting a 70% off sale!
Step 2: Below the Waist
Wearing a trendy pair of trousers or a smart skirt are two tried and tested ways of making a great first impression. The secret to looking professional below the waist is in sleek designs, plain or checked prints and straight fits. These high waisted and checked trousers from Debenhams will highlight your professional lifestyle while accentuating your waistline. They would look perfect with a plain white blouse and a fitted black blazer.
Step 3: The Blouse and Blazer Combo
The classic combination of fun blouse paired with smart blazer lets you express who you are while keeping it professional. A carefully selected blouse can really help to show off your character. We found some really great shirts and blouses for you on Newchic. Their statement colours and floral designs will let you really show off your personality! We even have a 15% off voucher code you can use!
We’ve also found the perfect black fitted blazer from Debenhams. You could use it to set off the colour of your blouse while establishing smart style and sophistication.
Step 4: A Dress To Impress
A plain black dress is a really great way to show your interviewer that you’re both fun and professional. This simplistic textured dress from French Connection would look perfect with some smart dolly shoes and a statement handbag. The secret to finding the perfect interview dress is to think simple. No overbearing colours or patterns and definitely nothing too short. You can use vibrant accessories to really show off who you are. A nice red belt or a blue handbag is enough to inject energy into your appearance.
Another more lively dress option (and a few great autumn options!) can be found by visiting Animal Prints and Armour: The Autumn/Winter Trends Women Should Be Wearing This Year.
Step 5: Accessories
Accessories are a great way to add some colour and fun into your interview outfit. A simple and elegant necklace, a great pair of earrings and a modern laptop case to match will make you look both stylish and well prepared. We found some gorgeous accessory options from French Connection that will surely impress your interviewer. Plus they are all going for discounted prices!
All of these outfit options will leave you feeling confident while projecting both sophistication and professionalism to your interviewer. First impressions do count, and the right outfit certainly helps.
But remember, your outfit wont get you the job, you will. So go do your research, buy your outfit, do some practice questions and ace that interview! From all of us here at My Favourite Voucher Codes: good Luck!
by Mary Simper 20th September 2018