The Interview OOTD #2

3 April 2016

Jacket, Blouse and Trousers: All Reiss | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Clubmasters | Bag: H&M | Heels: Jasper Conran via Debanhams | Bracelet: Pandora | Belt: off a Little Mistress dress
Photos: Nathalie Dickson

So this is definitely a little different from the last interview OOTD that appeared on this ol' blog, in the sense that this is about 10x dressier for a much more formal occasion. Although I am yet to wear this outfit to a job interview, after one for a graduate scheme my dad was convinced I didn't have enough office/smart attire for future interviews and so sent me and my mum off shopping last week.

This resulted in us spending a good hour and a half in Reiss trying a lot of smart clothes on, and pretty much roped in one of the shopping assistants to be my personal shopper. This outfit plus a navy pair of these Joanne Navy Cropped Tailored Trousers was what we came out with (and then popped to Jigsaw and bought a lovely longline blazer). I love the way this Keats Off White Wrap Front Top falls and I probably should have left it tucked out here, but I wanted to show off the buckle on this belt that I nicked off one of my sister's Little Mistress dresses.

One thing I did find funny in Reiss was the sizing. This Savona Night Navy Textured Jacket is actually in an XS, and I am never extra small. I am normally (read always) a size 10 in tops, but a size 10 in this blouse drowned out my body so I went a size smaller. And these trousers are too big, so really a size 9 would have been perfect. I really wish UK sizes covered every number - why is there no in between sizes?? 

Anyhow, let me know what you think about this outfit! What is your favourite thing to wear for an interview? 

C x

16 comments

  1. I love this! I've just started emailing companies etc so hopefully will have some sort of an interview at some point in the next few months haha, but I literally have no clothes! Also the trouble with certain industries is that some have pretty casual dress codes so I literally have no idea what to wear in an interview. One marketing company I worked for they wore jeans, but I feel like even if they were black you probably shouldn't do that for an interview!

    Imogen // imogenscribbles.co.uk

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    1. Aw thank you so much Imogen! Good luck with your job hunt! Yeah I totally agree, so many offices are relaxing their dress codes but I think it's always best to over-dress than under-dress; so even though this outfit will be too smart for some places, I's rather be too smart than too scruffy. I think it depends with black jeans, I think if they were a little old and faded you wouldn't be able to get away with it. I wore black jeans to an interview at my SU bar but as the interview wasn't that formal I think it was ok :) x

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  2. This is such a smart look and definitely perfect for an interview! xo

    Emily | emsalice.com

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    1. Thank you Emily, glad you liked this outfit post and thanks for stopping by on my blog :) x

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  3. This is such a sophisticated lovely outfit - for interviews I tend to go for a plain grey/black dress with tights and smart boots/chelsea boots! Not that I've had many interviews but still haha!

    Lucy | Forever September

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    1. Aw thank you Lucy! Yeah a plain dress does sound quite smart and I suppose it won't distract you or the interviewer during the interview. I've still not had many interviews, but I definitely think it's better to dress as smart as possible :) x

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  4. I feel like this is the most perfect interview outfit Charlotte! How could they not hire you, looking so great? A lot of these bits could be used for a variety of other outfits too!

    Musings & More

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    1. Aw thank you so much Emily! Haha, hopefully this outfit can get me hired as I wore it ti an interview last week! Yeah I can't wait to style this blouse with lots of other items in my wardrobe - I really want to pair it with my ripped blue jeans to dress it down a bit. Thanks for the lovely comment :) x

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  5. Such a lovely outfit! I love the jacket especially :) x

    www.bethanlikes.com

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    1. Thank you Bethan! I really like this jacket too, as to me it's halfway between a blazer and coat but still looks smart :) x

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  6. This is such a beaut interview outfit! Especially love the trousers, perfect for the office! xo

    Jess, hi freckles xo

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    1. Ah thank you Jess! I wish the trousers had come a little smaller as the size below was too small but this size was too big. But I agree they are definitely smart enough for the office but could be dressed down with some nice trainers I reckon :) x

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  7. I really love this outfit, it's the perfect mix of smart and sophisticated but still fashionable. Usually I dread interview outfits but this actually makes me want to go to an interview just so I could wear something similar.

    Love your hair as well by the way :)

    www.thesundaymode.blogspot.com.au

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  8. You look fantastic! I could see you getting hired just from your outfit haha! Looks so professional yet also doesn't overwhelm you and look as though you're trying to look older than you are. Love it.
    Kyah / www.weekendtempo.com

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  9. This is perfect for an interview! I always find how you dress really influences how you behave so I'm sure this helps to get you in a professional mindset.

    DippyWrites

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