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How to Dress for a Job Interview

September 10, 2015
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Prepping your winning answers are only half of the battle when going for a job interview.

First impressions mean a lot. As you walk in a room, portfolio under your arm, ready to shake hands with your potential new boss, they will instantly form an impression that will last the interview and beyond.

And they’ll only base this opinion based on your appearance and demeanor as soon as they meet you. Yikes.

But there’s no need to fret – dress for success with our handy style tips.

Disclaimer: we can’t guarantee you’ll get the job of your dreams but we’ll surely up your chances.

Be Comfortable

Avoid a major wardrobe mishap by going for a fail-safe look that you can move and breathe in. If you’re wanting to buy something new for your job interview, choose an easy style, like this comfy shirt and trouser combo.

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Long Sleeve Shirt, £45, yumi.co.uk,  Cropped Trousers, £50, yumi.co.uk

Confidence is Key

If you know that a smart dress or suit makes you feel super confident, then choose something like this sleek little pencil skirt and top with a subtle but vibrant floral print. You’ll feel confident in the knowledge that you look good, meaning you can focus on what you came to the job interview to sell…yourself.

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Distressed Floral Top, £40, yumi.co.uk, Textured Ponte Skirt, £40, yumi.co.uk

Black = boring

If black is your comfort blanket, don’t shy away from it, but add a splash of colour or a print to stop you blending in with everyone else. A printed wrap dress like this under a structured black jacket is a great interview look. Go on, stand out from the crowd.

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Lace Lined Structured Jacket, £85, yumi.co.uk, Eastern Floral Print Wrap Dress, £55, yumi.co.uk

Keep it Simple

You won’t have to worry about which accessories match which dress by keeping your outfit simple and sticking to what you know. Style a pair of sleek culottes with a chic top and simple necklace for a look that screams you’ve made an effort but not too much.

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Waffle Textured Short Sleeve Top, £30, yumi.co.uk, Wide Leg Culottes, £50, yumi.co.uk

And…smile.

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