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CVUK Summer Interview outfits

The sunshine has come out to play yet again and we can continue to show off our summer wardrobes – how exciting! But there is always that difficult question of what to wear for an interview on those (fingers crossed) hot summer days so CVUK have put together a few ideas to help you combat those difficult outfit decisions during the heat wave.

Above images from our pinterest interview outfit board

Tip 1. Show professionalism Companies use interviews to evaluate your professionalism amongst other things. If you learn that many employees in the company you are applying a ‘casual dress code’, stay on the conservative side. You want to communicate that you respect the interview process and are eager to land the job you’re applying for.

Tip 2. Do your homework Brand identity is at the heart of every company and your first interview impressions will help them decide whether you fit within the company’s culture and style. These first impressions are key so what you wear will help you show the client what your all about – always bare this in mind when choosing your outfit. You should research the company’s style and tailor your outfit around their core brand values but not forgetting your own personal style.

Tip 3. Cover up Although the sun is shining don’t show too much skin (particularly cleavage), Try to avoid sleeveless tops and dresses that show too much leg. Open Toes are acceptable as long as your feet are pedicured to the max.

Here are 3 summer interview outfit ideas from the highstreet……

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Monochrome is one of the hottest looks this summer so go bold in Zara. Team these Geometric light weight printed palazzo pants with a asymmetric trim tip, simple black blazer and these elegant sandals.

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The next look is a classic Topshop preppy suit, Nothing looks more professional than a classic two piece – so why not stick to what works with this Grey marl two piece suit, the light shade of grey is perfect for interviews this summer.

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Finally a ‘ladylike’ look from River Island, again with lightweight fabric and pastle shades give you the ultimate summer interview look.

For more inspiration we have set up a pinterest board full of interview outfit ideas for whatever the weather and we are also doing a special giveaway to win a £30.00 topshop voucher to help you on your way to find that perfect interview outfit (see Below to enter)

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