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Interview clothes when you're a bit 'shabby chic'!?
I am thinking of possible clothes for an interview! I am quite casual normally for work-would wear skinny trousers/cords tucked into boots or knee length skirts and little cardigans or Fat Face sort of jersey dresses with tights and boots. I guess I should be a little more smart for an interview though?
If I wore black trousers-do I go for skinny ones with boots over them? My boots are along the Fly London/DM line, so probably nto very smart? Or would bootcuts be better? With what underneath?! I don't really wear heels, so wouldnt be terribly comfortable wearing them.
I always suggest going one level smarter than people working there wear. So if it's a job where you can wear jeans, you wouldn't actually wear them to an interview. If the dress code in the job is smart casual, you would probably dress smart rather than casual for an interview.
Definitely go a degree too smart rather than a degree too casual. How about a dress with a blazer over the top? Dress doesn't need to be majorly formal, maybe a wrap or other style that you might wear again with casual boots, rather than a smart shift? Not a v casual White Stuff type one though, obv...
It's this type of DMs if that makes any difference! It probably doesn't though!
I have smarter dresses tbh, just no jacket. I don't tend to like jackets as they make me look too broad and boxy in the shoulders. Maybe a smart cardigan? I probably do need some boots or shoes though.
I got a decent suit from debenhams for about £60 all in. Just black, pencil skirt, neat jacket. I wore it with a v neck jumper under and smart boots cos it was fucking freezing. I rarely teach in a suit - more he sort of the thing you describe in your OP but I think you need a suit for the interview
I've never worn a suit to a primary school interview. Have got 2 out of 3 jobs applied for too. IMO it's more important to dress for the job rather than dress up. Especially if your spending time teaching as part of your interview too.
I'd go dress, tights and boots. So long as the boots are freshly cleaned and the dress is a decent length and not too cleavagey I think you'd look the part.