I have an interview tomorrow for a finance job. I have just had a message to say it's the office dress down day, so wear whatever I feel comfortable in. I'm a stay at home mum at the moment and tend to live in the usual SAHM uniform- leggings and tunics, skinny jeans or cropped chinos depending on season, so that's not going to cut it!
DH has suggested a smart pub outfit as the general vibe. So I was thinking some cropped patterned cigarette trousers (black and white pattern so funky but still sober) and a little shell blouse thing. Do you think that strikes the right sort of tone?
Yes, smart pub sounds like the way to play it and your outfit sounds ideal. I just think they are indicating you should avoid wearing a suit when everyone else is in jeans and converse but you'd hardly feel interview ready in that, so somewhere in the middle is what I would do too.
I would always wear a jacket for an interview; do you have a casualish cropped one that would go with what you're planning (which sounds good btw)? It's always better to be slightly over-dressed for an interview I think.
Yes, I did wear a jacket- a quite soft structured one with 3/4 sleeves. I've had it now and they are hoping to let me know by Monday. There are a couple of other people in the running but at the very least it's good interview practice.