The Job Interview Outfit
Somehow, in between the graduating, apartment hunting and applying for jobs, I find myself standing on the verge of adulthood. Things are going really fast, but fortunately I’m comfortable with the pace in which things are happening. As a result of the job hunt, I had my first ever real job interview yesterday. Riding the train from Antwerp to Brussels, entering the world of sky-high buildings and men in suits, the comparison with young Bradshaw railing into the center of Manhattan wasn’t far away. The interview took place on the 17th floor of a huge building, overlooking part of Brussels, which I of course had to instagram.
I won’t go into detail about the specifics of the job – I wouldn’t want to jinx it – but let’s talk outfit! Particular events such as a job interview ask for particular outfits. Professional, clean, serious. Since the job I applied for was in the fashion business, I thought it would be best not to go for a too literal version of the professional suit, but to take certain work wear-inspired items and give my own personal twist to them. After all, a job interview is about displaying your personality. I went for clean-cut pants with a bold print on them and added a splash of colour with the t-shirt. To pull everything together and make the overall look work-proof, I added the black blazer. Upon walking into the reception I changed my converses for high-heeled shoes. Hey, Brussels is a big city and running around town is easier in sneakers.
I’m wearing: printed pants from H&M, seafoam tee and heels from Zara, blazer from the H&M Trend collection, sunnies via Zalando and bag by Balenciaga. Pics by Polienne.