Nothing says panic buy like going shopping one hour before a job interview and trying on everything from a metallic pleated skirt to rainbow knitwear, right?
This skirt is one of those purchases. I had an hour until an interview for a magazine internship. I tried on my pre-planned outfit of a white blouse and wide culottes with loafers, and, predictably, hated it. So off I trotted to Topshop, my haven when I’m in a panic, and I tried on everything from interview outfits to going out out tops.
Ultimately I settled on this skirt because it made me feel bloody grown-up, and what more can you ask for in an interview outfit than confidence? It’s one of those wardrobe staples you just need.
You might remember this leotard as one of my favourite purchases of 2016. The leotard very much defined my style last year, and continues to do so now, because it really is one of those wardrobe staples that I cannot live without. This button-down is an instant mood – lifter.
Disclaimer: I wore a much more demure top for my interview because I feel like the one thing you don’t need when you’re trying to convince someone to hire you is that distracting neckline. BUT what these two items have in common is their ability to boost my confidence, which at the end of the day is the most important thing, especially when you’re shopping in a panic.