MS MRI Logo Horizontal ver.svg

5 Fashion rules to nail that job interview


Job interviews are nerve-wracking, and with so many things racing through your head in that reception room, the last thing you want to be worrying about is your outfit. You want to be able to stride into that meeting room feeling confident and comfortable, whilst looking professional, sleek and prepared.

Rule 1:
When it comes to the interview room, it’s always better to be overdressed rather than under-dressed. Even if you know the office vibe is relaxed, it’s nice to show you’ve made the effort.

Your go-to: A tailored blazer.
It’s all about the fit – a slimline will always looking flattering. Don’t forget to layer with your smartest coat in the Winter – a longline jacket will always look sharp.


If the role is more professional, reach for a pair of heels. We don’t recommend open-toed for job interviews as it comes across too relaxed.

Your go-to: some court shoes or maybe even ankle-boots in the winter are your point of call.
If you don’t feel comfortable or yourself in heels, reach for some smart pumps in nude or black.


A dress is always an easy outfit choice when paired with a blazer, but to avoid an awkward knicker-flash choose a longer length skirt.

Your go-to: a smart midi dress with a peplum to flatter the figure…
and if you want to show off your style go for a pop of colour or a statement pattern for the perfect option. A jumpsuit is perfect for the seriously fashion-savvy wanting to make a lasting impression…


If you aren’t a dress gal, no big deal. A smart pair of trousers will do just the trick. If your job role is more creative or relaxed, you can even opt for some black jeans.

Your go-to: A pair of black skinnies will go down a treat when paired with a smart blouse or shirt tucked in at the front.
Relaxed office-chic is always a good look for more creative industries.

Don’t let your jewellery be a distraction. Leave the statement bling at home and go for more discreet, professional pieces.

Your go-to: A watch to help you make sure you’re on time.
If you’re not a watch-wearer, opt for a delicate necklace tucked under your collar and some sophisticated earrings to finish the look. Always accessorise with a great handshake and smile to finish the interview off! Good luck!

You might like