If your budget is limited, choose key items from seasons past that can be brought up to date with simple alterations – a brilliant way to spend less on must-have pieces. “Add a pair of platform shoe-boots,” says Slader, “or lace-up platform heels to a suit – both styles achieve a studious glamorous look. A bag is crucial for an interview for both practical and style reasons – for women, opt for a shoulder bag of a medium size in one solid colour. Also, ensure your bag neatly fits all your documents – arriving with an over-spilling bag will give the impression you’re unprepared and messy.”
Blazers are your friend. “The blazer is still hot this season – choose one in a dark colour to add the finishing touch to interview attire,” says Slader. “Shoulder pads are also a key look, and give the look of empowerment and confidence.”
Don’t overdo your look with bold accessories – it is important not to draw attention away from what you’re saying. “You can still be on-trend, but ensure your accessories complement the outfit, rather than dominate it,” says Slader. Purples, royal blue and berry colours are really popular this season – choose accessories in colours that suit your skin tone to highlight your attributes.