1. A formal jacket – try a blazer for maximum adaptability
2. One long-sleeved shirt – in a pastel colour – wear it buttoned up with a scarf for a formal look and half unbuttoned over a camisole for a more casual style.
3. One pair formal trousers in navy or black.
4. One pair of cotton leggings or semi-formal jog pants in a dark colour. Jeans are not your friend as they are heavy to carry and it’s difficult for a woman to wear jeans well for interviews unless she is superbly well-proportioned. A pair of stretchy cotton jogging bottoms or yoga pants is a better bet, they can be dressed up with the long-sleeved T-shirt, scarf, belt and costume jewellery for a formal look, but worn with the polo shirt for a casual vibe.
5. Two T-shirts in bright colours
6. Two camisoles, one light, one dark
7. One long-sleeved T-shirt in classic black or white, navy or cream
8. A formal scarf – Hermes is ideal, but a good knock-off will get you through
9. A fashion belt in black patent or similar, with a big chunky buckle
10. One long skirt – viscose is good and doesn’t crease
11. One swimsuit
12. One pair mid-length shorts – too short is tarty, too long makes you look like a Carry On film extra!
14. Ankle boots
17. A lightweight casual jacket with good pockets – fleece is an ideal fabric as it can be rolled up without creasing