'Back to work- interviewwear for a yummy mummy going for an office based job after a career break.'
Dress- c/o Marks and Spencer
Shoes- c/o Marks and Spencer
Glasses- Missoni (via Specsavers)
Given that my only experience of motherhood comes from nervously being left holding the baby whilst friends and family have nipped to the loo(!), this was a challenge which I really had to get imaginative for. Structuring the look around my staple dress, I chose to pick out the burnt orange accent colour in the print with this bright mustard cardigan from H&M. As I mentioned in last week's post, colour is something which can really make you stand out from the crowd, and I thought adding a bold accompaniment to the dress in this instance really worked in lifting the whole outfit and conveying a really positive mood to potential employers. I'm always amazed to find how much wearing a bright colour can really help to lift my mood, so also thought this vibrant yellow would be the perfect way to lend a bit more confidence too- especially important when remembering that this scenario is all about going back to work after having a break to focus on family. Keeping in mind this work/home balance, I chose to accessorise this look with a satchel- perfect for keeping a busy working mum's bits and pieces organised. For footwear, flats seemed like the ideal option, and this pair from Marks and Spencer are really chic and, perhaps most crucially of all, comfortable- ideal for a mum who is on the go all day. I also opted to wear my glasses for this look as they seemed to add a really smart edge to the outfit as a whole, and from a practical point of view they're also a lot less time consuming than contact lenses. Overall, I think this outfit is smart, cheery and practical- perfect for a mum looking to head back to work.
So that's it! All four challenges done and dusted! It's been a real pleasure to be involved in this project and I'd like to say a big thank you to M&S for approaching me. And watch this space for some exciting career news from me soon....!
What do you think of this outfit? And have you enjoyed this series of challenges?
(Image credit: Sarah Farrell, please do not reproduce without permission.)