I'm sure it's a problem most women come up against when going for an interview (or maybe it's just those of us who are
1. It's a communications role with internal and external responsibilities. So I need to look professional and approachable, but not boring.
2. BUT it's a role within a SU, and so I also wanted to look like I had my own style/quirks, rather than just looking like a 'suit'.
3. WEATHER! Wellington weather is OH-SO changeable. Forecast was good though, so sandals and no tights (aka hosiery) were necessary.
4. Hair! My hair is really long so I always wonder if it looks unprofessional when it's all everywhere!? And then again, sometimes it looks too severe scraped back in a ponytail or bun.....
5. Accessories - too much can look too much, but too little can look dull.
So (with the help of the boyfriend who interviews people regularly as part of his role) I finally made a decision.
I wore a Calvin Klein dress that I bought in a designer discount store in San Francisco - I think it looks stylish but also sophisticated. I matched it with a pair of beige heels (high but sensible with an ankle strap!) and some pearl jewellery.
I wore a statement pearl ring from Diva and a string of real pearls the boyfriend bought me for Christmas last year. I kept my coral nail polish on to add a splash of colour to an otherwise neutral outfit.
|Whoops - SEVERE granny hands in this pic!!! Must moisturise more!!|
I did chuck on a slouchy-smart grey blazer and took a large metallic handbag to keep my notes in!
I decided to wear my hair in a messy bun, so that it looked smart but a little undone.
Is it me, or do you also feel that when you dress well you also feel better prepared?!