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Grey or dark blue cardigan - interview

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TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:02:42

Blue or grey?

Janus Mon 13-May-19 08:03:59

What trousers are you wearing? I think blue unless you are wearing black trousers?

ObvsItsNotMe Mon 13-May-19 08:04:19


palindromeam Mon 13-May-19 08:06:59

Shorter looks much smarter.

TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:07:55

Excellent, was what I was tending to. Yes, they're v. dark blue jeans.

feelingsinister Mon 13-May-19 08:09:39

Are you planning to wear the jeans for the interview?

TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:11:22


TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:11:57

Most people in office wear smart jeans.

IfNotNow1 Mon 13-May-19 08:12:56

If you are wearing the jeans, do you have a more structured jacket? If not then blue.

DocusDiplo Mon 13-May-19 08:14:52

I would not wear jeans. Really.

CherryPavlova Mon 13-May-19 08:15:11

What job is it for? I’d not employ someone who turned up in jeans and a cardigan but it would depend on what level job it was. A carer - probably fine, a senior manager not.

TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:20:57

Office job. I don't have a jacket. Not management. I have black jeans and blue jeans but thought the blue ones went better with the shirt as there's blue detail in it.

BikeRunSki Mon 13-May-19 08:23:54

I’m getting twitchy at jeans for an interview, even if people in the office do. You need to be smarter for an interview.

Chewbecca Mon 13-May-19 08:24:06

Even if they wear jeans in the office, for an interview you would generally step up a level in smartness so I would say no jeans, preferably no cardigan either.

GeorgeTheBleeder Mon 13-May-19 08:24:38

Is there anyone from whom you could borrow a jacket? Otherwise, there are surprisingly cheap jackets in Primark. You really might do better with a more formal outfit - even if not management!

Kazplus2 Mon 13-May-19 08:26:40

I jeans then a blazer style jacket would better. The short cardigan would look ok with smarter trousers.

CherryPavlova Mon 13-May-19 08:26:58

It’s likely to be warm so I wouldn’t worry about a jacket necessarily but definitely wouldn’t accept jeans for an office job unless it was somewhere like Kwikfit. Do you have plain black trousers you could wear with a shirt?

Pieceofpurplesky Mon 13-May-19 08:26:58

I second everyone else - even in a casual office you need to be smarter for an interview

sackrifice Mon 13-May-19 08:28:07

It doesn't matter what people wear in the office, it matters what you wear for an interview. If you only have blue or black jeans, opt for the black.

And yes to a jacket.

TapasForTwo Mon 13-May-19 08:30:04

An expression often used on MN is
Dress for the job you want.

Even if jeans are worn in the office the message from you will be "I'm not that bothered about getting this job"
The look is far too casual for a job interview.

IfNotNow1 Mon 13-May-19 08:40:11

I got an emergency interview jacket in Matalan for about 9 quid! It's just a softly structured plain black blazer and I paired it with narrow black trousers.
Have a look in places like that OP if you can't stretch to "proper" jacket.

TheThievingDIL Mon 13-May-19 08:44:22

Black jeans then? Plus jacket.

wildhairdontcare Mon 13-May-19 08:44:57

I wouldn't hire you based on that outfit regardless of how casual the office is.

Interview attire is important. I say that as someone who has filled four positions this past month.

wildhairdontcare Mon 13-May-19 08:46:09

Sorry the second outfit doesn't match at all and the blazer needs steamed.

GeorgeTheBleeder Mon 13-May-19 08:46:38

OP we don’t know whether you’ve had to scrabble pennies together for the bus fare to the interview or could buy something new but just aren’t bothered. So I hope the thread as a whole doesn’t look un-empathetic.

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