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How to… dress appropriately for a job interview in any industry

WorkWhen it comes to ‘dressing for the occasion’, there aren’t many instances more sartorially daunting than a job interview.

Is my skirt too short? Do I look frumpy? Is this too bright? Will muted colours make me forgettable? Are jeans totally unacceptable? What about trainers?

To help you out, we’ve put together our top 10 interview outfits to serve either as pure inspo or shopping fodder for you to snap right up now.

We’ve even enlisted the expertise of our *very scientific* ‘Smart-ometer’ to mark a look’s formality out of 10 so that you can ensure you’ll be dressed appropriately whatever the role.

So whether you’re interviewing for a corporate job in the City (the top end of our scale), or for a more creative role in a cool Soho basement office (feel free to pluck a look from either end), we’ve got you covered.

Shop our edit of 10 perfect job interview outfits below…

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Smart-ometer: 10

Suit blazer R1699 & trousers R449 both Mango | Heels Queue at Spree R499

Smart-ometer: 6

Floral wrap dress R1099 & Sling-back shoes R759 both Zara | Frayed jeans Cotton On R599

Smart-ometer: 7

Knit Witchery at Woolworths R1099 | Trousers H&M R799 | Heels Zara R659

Smart-ometer: 10

Blazer R399.99 & Trousers R249.99 The Fix | Slingback heels Topshop R849

Smart-ometer: 7

Floral blouse Witchery at Woolworths R1598.89 | Trousers Mango R699 | Heels Country Road R1399

Smart-ometer: 8

Dress H&M R799 | Boots Witchery at Woolworths R2298.99 | Earrings Mango R299

Smart-ometer: 9

Blouse Witchery at Woolworths R1399 | Skirt Cotton On R399 | Boots DailyFriday R699

Smart-ometer: 8

Dress Cotton On R549 | Coat H&M R899 | Boots Zara R1199

Smart-ometer: 5

Dress Topshop R849 | Sneakers Zara R759 | Rings H&M R129

Smart-ometer: 10

Blouse R729 & Trousers R729 both Topshop | Heels Sissy Boy at Spree R559

Adapted from GLAMOUR UK. Read the original here.

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