WIW: For Interview Day 2

I'm part of an interview panel this week - day 1 of interviews was on Tuesday and I went with Corporate Approachable look http://youlookfab.com/welookfa.....proachable. For today's interviews, I decided to wear my black skirt suit but with a soft flowy blouse to again look business professional but welcoming and "non strict".

I started with my black suit skirt with a black tank tucked in and then layered my white/charcoal ombre silk sleeveless blouse over top. I normally layer a white tank underneath this blouse but I like the change a black tank brought. This way, there's no mid section colour line cutting me in half, you know? It does subdue the white portion of the blouse but I kind of like the "smokey" effect it gives with black. On top of that, I added the black suit jacket, with scrunched sleeves. Accessories include my black heeled sandals, silver watch and wedding band, white clutch, black/white specs and a swipe of bold pink lipstick.

You'll notice in my accessories pic I have included my umbrella (going to rain today). Even if matches my black and white theme - lol!

This role of participating on an interview panel is new for me - am I hitting the right note with my outfits? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Skirt suit - Nygard
Tank: Smart Set
Silk blouse - Eileen Fisher (eBay)
Sandals: Clarks
Clutch: Danier Leather
Watch: Gucci (thrifted)

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  • replied 4 years ago

    I do like that blouse with the black tank underneath! Really good. I like the softness it gives to your suit outfit also.

  • shevia replied 4 years ago

    I would be delighted to see you on the interview panel and would hope the job included working with someone that looks so cool and stylish.

  • Neel replied 4 years ago

    That soft ombre blouse is the perfect layering piece for this strict skirt suit. Gorgeous and 11/10 in my books!

  • Robidi replied 4 years ago

    Just beautiful!  And the blouse is killer.

  • replied 4 years ago

    Perfect interviewer style.  And that blouse is a real all-season piece, isn't it?  The black tank underneath lends it a more subdued look, which is  what you want here. Like it! 

  • Angie replied 4 years ago

    BEAUTIFUL. On Trend Professional. xo

  • Nebraskim replied 4 years ago

    You could teach classes in how to be a stylish professional. Applause.

  • Elly replied 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous-- and very you! The combo will look great with a leather jacket and booties later in the year for work. I love the blouse. 

  • Beth Ann replied 4 years ago

    The modern fluid top makes the look special and "you!"  Have a great day!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    Absolutely stunning. I adore that top on you, Shannon. Fun brolly, too! :)

  • Debra replied 4 years ago

    Just lovely :)

  • Lyn D. replied 4 years ago

    How lovely that the nervous interview-ies will have such a well-turned out yet approachable you there :) 

  • Joy replied 4 years ago

    Shannon, I look forward to seeing all the ways that you remix your fabulous wardrobe. This is one of the best. You took the stiff and stuffy out of a black suit. I'm in awe

  • Lucy replied 4 years ago

    You manage to look totally gorgeous and super professional! Wow! The smokey blouse is perfection.
    I think it is lovely that you have put so much thought into making your interviewees so welcome. I remember seven years ago when I interviewed for my first tenured job and one of the women on the panel was especially kind. It made a big difference to my experience!

  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    Glad to hear this outfit is appropriate for the purpose. Although exhausting, I was pleased to be part of this panel.

    Joy - I'm really enjoying remixing my pieces these days. I've never had such a small wardrobe and I was very worried I would get bored, but I'm finding that when I truly LOVE the item, I don't mind wearing it over and over again.

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 4 years ago

    Shannon, I was rushing and didn't have time to comment this morning but really like the outfit.  I popped in at Nygard to try on the red jeans and guess what I saw!!  Your ombre shirt but in deep teal fading to dark navy with a satin bright navy band down the front.  I tried it on but felt it gave me a bit too much shelf boob so I left it behind.  

    They have the jeans like my skinnies in bootcut with a slightly higher waist and a bit heavier fabric for winter.  If you are in the market for jeans, you should give them a try.

  • LAR101 replied 4 years ago

    Wow! Love.

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    Love the layered effect, is says I'm creative while the suit says I understand the rules.

  • frannieb replied 4 years ago

    I have made up my own name for this type of suit look - I call it soft suiting - which in my mind is a more approachable suit look. I think you have nailed it in this picture. 
    I do lots and lots of interviewing  and more than your suit making candidates feel  comfortable is you wonderful genuine smile.

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