It’s a new year and post-festivities, you’d be forgiven for struggling to emerge from sweatpants and slippers as the daily uniform. Many offices are promoting the Plan B working from home regime – meaning it’s slightly harder to put on our office attire.
However, the new year also brings new job opportunities – so a smart look is key, whether your potentially new employers are interviewing candidates for vacancies in person or virtually.
Although many employers are making the most of being able to interview candidates in person once again, video calls are still a common method by many whose companies are not requiring staff to go back to the office just yet. While you could rely on a smart suit to see you through an in-person interview in style, it can feel rather awkward to be sat at your at-home desk in a pristine trouser suit.
But we’ve got you covered in this sartorial challenge too. Striking the balance between formal and comfortable is important in this unusual scenario.
Ultimately, this style advice will come in handy as we will all, at some point, slowly return to the office – for an interview or for daily work – and it never hurts to be stylishly prepared.
Here is what to wear for a job interview or to the office in 2022.
A top with a standout feature
Take everything we’ve learned about Zoom dressing over the past year and apply it to your interview look. We know that colour, print and quirky necklines come off well on video calls, nicely framing our faces and adding interesting details to our looks.
Of course, styles that err on the formal side are a must for this occasion. A pussybow blouse, a classic pinstripe shirt or a pretty printed blouse are excellent options.