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Fashion Tips: Tips when going to an interview

by Daphne on February 25th, 2013

In the United Kingdom, about 37% of employers declined to hire applicants because of what they are wearing. If you have researched about your employer, thought hard about your strengths, weaknesses, and achievements, you may want to think about what you want to wear.

Smart Casual

Dress codes nowadays are a bit more flexible. More often, employers encourage their employees to wear something smart-casual instead of the going for a suit. This somehow allows you to reveal some of your personality while looking professional.

Start with the basics. Smart is part of the name of the get up so you do not want to look sloppy. Some essentials include a nice pair of boot-cut, black trousers. You can dress it up a bit with a nice shirt, scarf, or relax a bit with a cardigan or a T-shirt.

The white shirt is another necessity. Being plain does not have to be boring but it will all depend on the cut. You may want to go for starched cotton for a super-smart look or silky ones to be ultra feminine.


If you need to have an ultra-smart get up, you may need to invest on a suit. Choose the fabric well since you want something that can last for quite some time. Suits made of wools with a bit of stretch will work great.


When going to an interview, your accessories will tell your employer a lot about your personality. You can go for a pendant necklace if you want to look a bit taller or you can also go for bright beads against a neat, white shirt. A nice tote bag will also carry everything that you need. You can just use a folder if you have some papers to bring with you.

For shoes, go for something comfortable especially if you have to take the train or bus.

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