No one want’s to be on the receiving end of comments like; “I said to myself, go ahead. Take a chance. Hire the smart fat girl”, as Mirada Priestly so kindly demonstrated in The Devil Wears Prada. We are all judged on our appearance, especially at an interview.
I believe that when we get dressed we set the tone for our day; our clothes as our karma if you will. After all, you can’t question the power a good (or bad) outfit has on your state of mind, therefore your state of play. With many companies requiring us to wear casual business styles whilst others preferring a more fashionable approach, it can be hard to know how to dress for a job interview these days. Recently a 27-year old woman working for a City firm in London says she was sent home for refusing to wear high-heels to work. This has raised a few questions; is it legal, fair or healthy to force a woman to wear heels to work? Why can’t we strut around in our Gucci power-flats? Guys do.
Rules To Obey
Be comfortable (Especially in your choice of footwear) and you won’t have to fake anything. To be honest, this is my no.1 rule for most outfits. Being comfortable comes hand-in-hand with being confident. You don’t want to be fiddling about with a bra strap, worrying about a tight trouser or plummeting down the staircase in an unsafe choice of footwear; That’s simply not a good look. Clothes are supposed to make you feel good, make sure this outfit does exactly that.
If you’ve got any more questions about what to wear to a job interview get in touch in the comment section below. Also, check out my How To Make Your Outfit Look Expensive on a Budget post, which comes with a free downloadable cheat sheet. 🙂