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Mrsglitterfairy Sun 29-Jan-17 17:33:43

That's it really... WIBU to wear black skinny jeans and a blouse with smart shoes to an internal interview?
It will be held at some point in the middle of my working day at the end of this week. Usually a very casual office, I generally wear jeans, trainers/uggs and a tshirt so would defiantly look smarter than usual..

Anonymous1112 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:36:37

Loads will say no but I think that sounds smart and in keeping with your office.

Mrsglitterfairy Sun 29-Jan-17 17:37:35

That's what I'm thinking Anon no one dresses smart, even the 'big bosses' generally wear jeans unless they have visitors

BlackCatSmushyFace Sun 29-Jan-17 17:38:10

The old saying "dress for the job you want, not the job you have" seems appropriate here.
If you would wear jeans for the job you are applying for then you're probably OK. Personally I wouldn't.

Mrsglitterfairy Sun 29-Jan-17 17:40:21

It is a team manager job, however I have been doing said job on a seconded basis for 5 months and have always worn jeans etc.. It's such a tough one, don't want to look like a twat I've tried too hard rocking up in a suit but don't want to look like I'm not arsed. Maybe I could play it safe with a fairly casual dress with tights and flats

alsmutko Sun 29-Jan-17 17:41:44

I'd probably go a bit more posh than usual and I'm a jeans regular. Even if it's an internal post. If I really wanted the job.
That said, I've been reading all the recent stuff about dress codes and it makes me grrrr. Ideally you'd wear what makes you comfortable, but it's not an ideal world is it?

alsmutko Sun 29-Jan-17 17:42:33

Good luck though Mrsglitter!

foxyloxy78 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:43:20

Sounds fine.

alsmutko Sun 29-Jan-17 17:44:17

No you don't need the smart suit look by the sound of it. Don't you have any non-jeans trousers?

LilyLou1 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:45:05

What's wrong with trousers?

travailtotravel Sun 29-Jan-17 17:46:00

I would be inclined to up it a notch. Maybe add a jacket?. I don't think jeans is the issue per se, but dressing for the role above is good advice (and got me my current job!) and I think it shows thought and respect for the position and that you're taking it seriously.
Good luck!

HeadDreamer Sun 29-Jan-17 17:46:16

If the people doing the job you are interviewing for aren't in suits then don't. You will look like a twat wearing a suit in my workplace so I can understand. No one is in anything like a suit.

trinity0097 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:47:12

I think in context of usual workwear that would be fine.

But why not casually ask tomorrow the person interviewing whether they are expecting you to be in a suit, if they say no, then skinny jeans and blouse will be ok.

Mrsglitterfairy Sun 29-Jan-17 17:47:32

Thanks alsmutko
I don't have any trousers (I know that sounds really strange but I'm not a trouser kind of person and have been in this current job for 5 years so no need for interview attire until now) and am really skint so not really in a position to go shopping for new. Might have to take a trip so primani or Asda though and get some

OlennasWimple Sun 29-Jan-17 17:48:22

Non-jean trousers would be a good middle ground?

kittybiscuits Sun 29-Jan-17 17:48:23

I wouldn't, whatever the circumstances.

Lilaclily Sun 29-Jan-17 17:48:52

No sorry

Mrsglitterfairy Sun 29-Jan-17 17:48:56

Good advice all round up there. I think I will ask the interviewer, she's my current boss so I feel very comfortable around her. And I like the idea of adding a jacket, I have a few nice blazers that will defiantly smarten up jeans

OlennasWimple Sun 29-Jan-17 17:48:57


In which case a dress would work instead

LilyLou1 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:52:31

You can get an account online with repayment options with most stores pretty easily these days.
I'm not advocating getting into debt but it's an interview and it's important.

GimmeeMoore Sun 29-Jan-17 17:53:57

Good luck first of all,prepare and draw directly on your experience as TM
The point is to look like you made effort,and want the go smart to interview
Dress,and flats is good.or jeans accessorised smartly is good too

ErrolTheDragon Sun 29-Jan-17 17:57:14

Black skinnies (or slimleg if you have them) with a blazer will probably look smarter and more appropriate in the context you described than a pair of primark or asda trousers.

Yellowbird54321 Sun 29-Jan-17 17:59:30

Go for the dress and flats OP - Good Luck!

alsmutko Sun 29-Jan-17 18:01:03

Yes to the smart blazer idea. Really adds to the professional look!
But above all, be yourself, sell yourself, make sure they know how brilliant you are and they can't do without you!

Oblomov17 Sun 29-Jan-17 18:05:04

I never would. It's too casual, not professional enough for an interview.

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