April 26, 2016

You know what they say – first impressions count; and what you wear to meet your prospective employer can crucially make or break an offer. But contrary to popular belief, there’re actually more options to wear to an interview than just the standard white button-down. For a more lasting (but nonetheless positive!) impression, trade in your go-to crisp white blouse for these slightly edgier alternatives; we guarantee it’ll make for a harder case to turn you down.



Bershka, $39.90

Ruffles and other Victorian-style details instantly add a touch of formalness to an otherwise ordinary long-sleeved blouse, so you can head to your interview in peace without having to worry about a stiff, uncomfortable collar.


High Neck


Topshop, $79.90

Another alternative to the conventional collar is a high-neck cut – mock necks and turtlenecks work as more casual options that’re still interview or office appropriate as they cover up the collarbone, which can come off as a provocative part of the body.


Neck Ties

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Forever21, US$12.90

It’s amazing what a simple black ribbon tied at the collar can do for an outfit, especially when you want to bring a little bit of personality to a formal interview.


Choker Top

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Zalora, $29.90

This one has our stamp of approval. Opt for a stylish choker top – a current staple in the wardrobes of celebrities and socialites – to show off your eye for fashion and making daring choices. Perfect for wearing to interviews at a comapny that’s fashion-forward.


Blush Pink


Topshop, $76.90

Pantone’s colour of the year is a great alternative to wearing white – it’s still muted and respectful but elevated with a touch of sophisticated elegance. Style with a unique open collar and you’ve got yourself an instantly polished ensemble.


Cowl Necks

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Forever21, $17.90

We’re getting a little more daring with this bodysuit, but then again no one will ever know once it’s tucked into dress pants or a pencil skirt! And the cowl neck will frame your chest area in a way that’s chic but still conservative.


Mid-Length Sleeves


Topshop, $66.90

The secret to pulling off a more casual looking top? Sleeves that go down to your elbow (or halfway down your arm). Not for the fashionably timid, the deeper cut on this blouse also screams, “Work hard, play harder”, which, depending on the company, could be what your potential┬áboss is looking out for.


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