What I Wore: Interview Attire

I’m starting my second year of University this month and I’m having to dress in formalwear on Fridays for our newsdays (oooh #FormalFridays may become a blog thing). I’m starting to grow my work-wear wardrobe and pair smart, but cute outfits together. On Monday, I had an interview, and so I thought I’d share my outfit details with you all just to show that formalwear doesn’t have to be expensive and you can look the part on a budget.

Firstly, let me start by saying ‘you can never be overdressed or overeducated’Oscar Wilde. This is something I stand by 100%. No such thing as overdressed or overeducated.


Here are my outfit details:

Blue Shirt – Papaya by Matalan – This is actually something I acquired at a swapshop. Charity shops, swap shops and second hand vintage shops are great places to pick up work wear for a low price.

Pinstripe Blazer – F&F by Tesco – Again this isn’t a new item, I’ve had this blazer for years and it’s a hand-me-down from my sister. A good blazer will last you years.

Black Slim Leg Trousers – Primark £5 – These are honestly the most lovely fitting trousers I’ve ever worn. I’m really happy with the fit and the quality for just £5. I’m definitely going to be buying more pairs of these.

Leopard Print Flats – Primark £3 – These were in the Primark sale and I couldn’t say no as I feel I just don’t own enough leopard print. These add a flash of print to your work wardrobe and make it a little more interesting. I find these shoes very 80’s modette and are super fashionable and easy to wear.

Black Belt – everyone needs one and they’re so easy to pick up.

Watch – Daniel Wellington £100 – I find a watch makes a good impression in interviews and professional environments. It’s a subtle message that you’re a good time keeper.

Bag – New Look – I borrowed this from my brothers girlfriend (she doesn’t know that, but Alex, when you read this, thank you xo).

Glasses – Boots £35 – These are my prescription specs, I think they make me look more intellectual and so I like to wear them for interviews.


I’m really looking forward to going back to uni and finding my own unique formal wardrobe style and key pieces – there’s no doubt there will be a blog post about it!


Beff xx


6 Comments Add yours

  1. emilylouise says:

    Omg you look so smart and fancy! Wish I could pull of the sophisticated business woman look like you. Can’t believe how much of a bargain the outfit was though!


  2. elenasts says:

    You look lovely. I like to wear my glasses to interviews as well 🙂


  3. We have the same glasses it seems! Sorry for the random comment but that tripped me out! xx


  4. lilicoelho says:

    I love this outfit so much, you look so professional! I especially love the bag. ❤


  5. Jade Mayhead says:

    This makes you look so formal – It really suits you! I love the watch and shoes! xo


  6. leslieleon says:

    I love this look! I like that little pop of print you used!


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