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...


  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

  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.

  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.

  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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