Becoming an Adult: What to Wear for an Interview

what to wear for an interview

One of the many joys of becoming an adult and getting your first job is interviews. And for most girls this means ‘what the eff shall I wear?’ I generally opt for a simple dress from Zara (which all come at a really good length), my black blazer with leather accents (also from Zara), black tights and a pair of well polished heeled boots. It’s smart and understated which is exactly what you need for an interview.

I’ve outlined below some do’s and don’ts of what to wear for an interview which I hope you will find useful. Also some shops that I would recommended are Zara, Warehouse and Mango – definitely check them out if you are in need of any smart clothing!

DO check what you look like from the back, there may be a sneaky ladder in your tights which you just don’t know about!

DO remember to polish or clean your shoes and that includes the heel.

DO wear something comfortable. There’s literally nothing worse in an interview than being uncomfortable and constantly fidgeting and pulling your dress down.

DO remember about your hair. It’s not all about the outfit! It’s important to at least run a brush through it.

DON’T think you have to wear all black. It’s nice to incorporate some colour into your outfit whether that’s through the means of a bag or wearing a bright coloured shirt.

DON’T wear chipped nail polish.


DON’T wear a super short dress which rises up too high when you bend over or cross your legs.


DON’T wear open toed shoes.

I hope this was helpful to anyone who’s got interviews coming up for jobs, apprenticeships, work experience or whatever it may be. Just remember to be comfortable!

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  1. 16/10/2016 / 15:20

    Thanks for the tips! We have uni interviews coming up so this will be so helpful – the hair might be an issue though :p
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