Creative but classy- create an interview outfit for a fashion role at a well-known UK fashion brand.
Dress- c/o Marks and Spencer
Jacket- River Island
Top- River Island
Collar- c/o Marks and Spencer
The dress which I've chosen as my staple piece for the four week challenge is the Limited Collection Textured Contrast Dress, and for this first challenge I was really keen to experiment with how it can be styled. For this week's brief, I thought it was important to create a look which was smart but which also captured a sense of trend awareness and creativity, so I opted to layer the dress with a separate top. Not only does this stop the outfit from being too bland by breaking up the grey, but the scalloped detailing at the hem is quite fashion forward- perfect for demonstrating some style savvy to your potential employers. On top of this, I dressed the look up a little bit with this beautiful peter pan collar from Marks and Spencer, which again helps the outfit feel on trend and adds another layer of texture. After recently re-discovering this jacket from River Island in my wardrobe, it seemed like the perfect piece to tie everything together with, especially as the loosely tailored fit lends a less structured feel but still keeps everything feeling smart. Lastly, I chose to finish this look with my oversized bag from Accessorize (perfect for carrying around any paperwork or a portfolio should you need them for your interview) and some simple loafers from Topshop, picking up on the tan accent colour which runs through the pattern of the dress.
Do you struggle with putting together interview outfits? And do you have a selection of staple pieces which you wear to work?
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)