Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Building a job interview / work wardrobe from scratch


Shirt – Oasis, Pants – Warehouse.co.uk

Tan Cardigan – J. Crew, Bone cardigan – Tillys, Green cardigan – Woolrich, Navy double-breasted blazer – Old Navy, Taupe jacket – warehouse.co.uk, Navy blazer – H&M

tote bag – Nine West, Quilted tote – Tillys, Two-toned bag - Asos, desert boots – Old Navy, Black Oxfords – Guess, Penny loafers – MICHAEL by Michael Kors

Square studs – Urban Outfitters, Distressed studs – Erin Wasson, flower studs – Betsey Johnson, black enamel flower earrings – Kate Spade, pearl studs – Kenneth Jay Lane, Gold mesh ball studs – Dorothy Perkins

Teal stone necklace – Coldwater Creek, bronze choker – Oasis, station chain necklace – Banana Republic, teal floral scarf – Miss Selfridge, border print scarf – Topshop, floral oblong scarf - Pacsun
Black sweater – Coldwater Creek, black pencil skirt – Miss Selfridge, pumps – Modcloth, taupe top – Dorothy Perkins, Pants – H&M
Yes, Stephanie's wardrobe jumped the queue, but I felt that it was important to get information to those in their last year of school so they can get a head-start on the wardrobe-building.  Education is stressful enough (as is job hunting!) without having to do it all at the last minute.  I know you understand...

4 comments:

  1. Thank you SO very much! I've been looking forward to this. Now i'm off to start a savings plan to replicate all these into my wardrobe

    xo Stephanie
    adailydoseofcashmere.blogspot.com

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  2. The gift card idea is a good one. When my brother graduated from law school (quite a few years after his undergraduate education), my husband and I gave him a gift card to Brooks Brothers so he could buy a new suit for interviewing. As he had been working in a nonprofessional job and attending school, he really needed some new clothes for his new career. We were happy to be able to help him out.

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  3. Thanks for these simple, easy-to-follow instructions. I have enjoyed your posts for some time and this will be very helpful as I move from watching others to building a wardrobe of my own.

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  4. If you're not required to wear the jacket during work, you can parley that set into a total of 18 outfits!

    top 1 + bottom 1
    top 1 + bottom 1 + blazer
    top 1 + bottom 2
    top 1 + bottom 2 + blazer
    ...

    Enjoying this blog -- lots!

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