Interview attire

Boots or not?

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31/01/2007 at 10:47
Advise needed purleese!

I have an interview tomorrow. Its more of a 'chat' than a serious thing as I have been recomended by a friend. I'm not sure if I want the job or not. (See what they're offering) Anyway, I am wearing one of those blouse with the jumper attached tops, a black skirt & am undecided on footwear. Is it acceptable to wear knee high boots? (not tarty ones) Or should I wear my Minnie Mouse shoes? (black, round toe, with a strap & buckle thingy)
I wear jeans & trainers to my current job, so dont have a huge range of smart things to chose from.

Thankin you all.
31/01/2007 at 11:04
I think boots can look really smart
JPenno    pirate
31/01/2007 at 11:07
if you really want the job, Boots, Basque Stockings whip etc. If not then wear what you feel comfortable in!!
31/01/2007 at 11:09
How long is the skirt SS??
31/01/2007 at 11:09
I would think informal chat or not, this is how they are going to form an impression of you so smart but appropriate for the job you are going for.

I once turned up in a suit and tie for an interview, when the place had a casual dress code, I didn't get the job, I don't think I looked like I would fit in.

I suppose its horses for courses.
31/01/2007 at 11:10
Minnie Mouse shoes?! Are you going to be working at Disneyland?
31/01/2007 at 11:14
Given the options, boots, SS
31/01/2007 at 11:15
Boots - but make sure they are clean, no scuffed toes.
31/01/2007 at 11:17
Short skirt, low cut top, calf length boots.

Well, that's what I wear, haha! :-)))
31/01/2007 at 11:18
The skirt is just below the knee, so i have to roll it up an inch at the waist to get the line of my coat to go with the skirt & boots. Else I end up looking too tiered as the coat is abit a-line & just below mid thigh. The skirt needs to sit just below the coat really.
31/01/2007 at 11:19
Minnie Mouse shoes - only wear those if it's a Micky Mouse job.
31/01/2007 at 11:19
errrm - why not ask your friend who works there what would seem to be acceptable??

if you look smart, you'll look smart - boots or shoes...........
31/01/2007 at 11:21
FB, I have mailed her as well, but she hasnt replied. They usually wear smart but casual. I do want to wear a skirt though. My trousers are too big at the minute. I look like MC Hammer! :o)
31/01/2007 at 11:26
Either sounds fine to me SS. The boots will look good with that length skirt.
31/01/2007 at 11:27

I think boots always look quite smart....

31/01/2007 at 11:32
"wear smart but casual"

Is it me or is that the worst satorial description ever.

for work, for night clubs etc.

Ok no trainers/footy tops/"sports" gear

but women get away with more than men.

31/01/2007 at 11:32
Right, the general consensus is for the boots! (which is good as i shaved my legs yest & gouged a huge hole in my leg!)
31/01/2007 at 11:33
True both in life and at work TT.
31/01/2007 at 11:36
Yep I agree TT

Smart casual is a carp term!

For blokes it can mean for some sports jacket/blazer and slacks with no tie, to jeans with holes in and scruffy t-shirts.

Called into Mum's work on Friday and it was "dress down Friday" which meant football tops hoodies and jeans!

It's even worse here as they don't define a dress code as such... so you see some of us in suits and some in jeans and t-shirt!
31/01/2007 at 11:45
When I started in my company in 99.
That would be 1999 not 1899!

Dress code was. SMART office attire.
so suit was min, with posher blokes wearing 3 piece suits.
now we have the smart cas dress code and guess what all the blokes wear?
suits! the joys of stuffy insurance companys. Yes we don't do funky staff sh*t here!
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