How To: Dress For An Interview’ is part of the REISS How To video series, presented by fashion expert Louise Roe. The focus is on the importance of making a positive impression with your outfit when meeting a potential employer. You should wear something that fills you with confidence on the day.
It’s important to make sure your outfit is relevant for the role in question. Head to toe tailoring may be appropriate for certain offices, but gauging how corporate the environment might be and dressing accordingly is key. A silk shirt makes a polished addition to cigarette-leg trousers and heels and can be worn with or without a blazer depending on how formal you aim to look. Adding colour-pop shoes or a sleek envelope clutch will put a personal spin on an outfit and nod to your everyday style in a subtle and sophisticated way.
When it comes to women’s tailoring, getting the right fit is key. It can change the way you hold yourself as well as the way that you feel. Try everything on in store before purchasing as it’s not always the pieces that you think will suit you that end up looking the best – you may be surprised at what you end up choosing. It’s also advisable to trial your entire outfit the night before to check that it works as a complete look.
A white shirt is a timeless failsafe, so if in doubt, opt for this classic piece when prepping for your interview. It works with everything from tailored trousers to a pencil skirt, styled underneath a sleeveless dress or tucked into wide-leg culottes. Whether cut from crisp cotton or fluid silk, it’s a classic investment that’s sure to make a professional and stylish impression.