What to wear for an interview that is stylish yet appropriate

I have a job interview next month for a corporate position at a bank. What can I wear that is stylish yet appropriate?

Whether you are gunning for a desk-bound corporate job or a more artsy one in the creative field, it is always best to err on the side of caution. So keep your short skirts and minidresses for the weekend.

However, just because the position calls for number-crunching and spreadsheets does not mean you cannot excel in the style department.

The best way to show off your figure without going overboard is to wear a pencil skirt. Opt for one in a neutral colour such as black. Not only is it slimming and figure-flattering, you can wear it with just about anything and not only in a work environment.

If skirts are not your thing, go for a pair of tailored pants in grey, rather than black, as it is a more unexpected colour.

Pants from G2000 are not only affordable and trendy, but also well-cut.

While you cannot go wrong with crisp white blouses, they are boring, so opt instead for brighter colours.

Swedish label H&M stocks a number of bright-coloured tops.

This article was first published on June 26, 2015.
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