Saturday, 23 February 2008

Interview Outfit

'I have an interview coming up and need some tips. How can I look professional and polished and covered at the same time?'

Firstly, best of luck with your interview! Inshallah all goes well! When it comes to your outfit, it's best to keep things simple and neat; no crazy prints or too many embellishments. This applies to your scarf especially.

I love this beautiful skirt suit from Next. All their skirts also come in a long option too:

You can't go wrong with a basic black skirt, and smart blazer:

Or if you don't want to wear a jacket, simply find a smart long-sleeved shirt or jumper:

It can be difficult to find long jackets to wear over trousers, but Littlewoods does a great one which comes in 3 different colours:

A look I find is slightly more relaxed, is to wear a long sleeved dress over wide leg trousers:

And lastly, don't forget your hijab! I think that the Turkish style looks the best, but you could also try the kuwaiti style. Tuck the hijab in to keep it looking neat.


ammena said...

dont forget to look into the company and judge what would be best for interviews too... If you are going for a very manual job maybe you would want the more relaxed look with a not so big or flowy hijab. Just my experience, but what do i know! :P Insha'allah the interview works out for the sister

Anonymous said...

Thanks Hayah! Those are very nice ideas. The interview is for an internship at a biotech company here in California. Inshallah it will go well, and thanks again for your help.


Anonymous said...

Assalamu alaikom,
I have to say, I hate the look of a scarf and jacket (although for some reason I don't mind hijab and jilbab whatsoever--very similar.) I must say, I always feel like a 70's dork in a leisure suit if I tuck the scarf in (remember that look, the small scarf tied around the neck? Paging Mr. Furley!) So I wear the scarf on the outside. But it looks kinda silly with the scarf out, too. In my opinion, with a suit, a tasteful 2-piece amira scarf looks best with a jacket. Or maybe I just can't do it right. I tried googling pictures of Muslim women in business suits when I first had to style a scarf with a suit, but I didn't find any.

Hayah said...


Have a look at the post I did on Turkish fashion, there's pictures there of ladies in suits, and they look amazing!

Sana said...


How do we wear skirts and yet keep our modesty @ the same time?

I don't understand this especially in Winter!

Help xxx

Jana said...


It's a lot easier in Winter. You can wear black tights, leggings, skinny jeans or long boots underneath the maxi skirt, so you'll be covered even when moving about.


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