Style Saturday | Cracking the Dress CodeSaturday, September 06, 2014
For this weeks Style Saturday post, I have something really quite exciting to share with you. I have teamed up with the amazing company Farfetch to help lead a revolution in the workplace. Times have changed and so has the office, long gone are the days of the monochrome uniform in favour of individuality and self expression. The question is, how do you know what works and what doesn't and where do you start? Can you wear those bright pink pumps to an interview or should you keep it simple? Well FarFetch is here to help, from the first interview to the first promotion, FarFetch will help you figure out what to wear. Time to crack the dress code!
"There’s a tricky balance to every job interview outfit: you want to impress and stand out, while still looking polished and professional. And while the general rule of thumb is that it’s better to be too smart than too casual, the last thing you want is to overdo it. Or look flustered as you root through your bag for a copy of your CV, only to realise you’ve forgotten it. This infographic, created by the team at Farfetch, pulls together the ultimate interview outfit whether you’re headed for a career in business or something more creative. And it breaks down everything you might need to bring with you, so you can focus on prepping for any tricky questions that might come up."
With help from FarFetch's amazing Infographic, I have created three outfits that I think would be perfect for the workplace. My advice is to be genuine in what you wear. Whether you are at an interview or a board meeting you never know who you might meet and you want to make an authentic impression. So make sure you show bits of who you are while still staying chic and professional. Use accessories, shoes or even the colours in your outfit to elevate it to the next level.
I enlisted the help of my dear friend Heather, who is currently looking to start a career in the Library system. It was important to her that she look professional while displaying her appreciation for vintage fashion, using the FarFetch Infographic we came up with a few key outfits. She was thrilled with the outcome and felt inspired by the possibilities in her wardrobe and confident in her interview abilities.
Check out FarFetch's website to stay up to date on the latest fashions and to find inspiration for your next interview.
*FarFetch provided their Infographic but all opinions are my own*