The beauty of being a woman is that you only need one piece to look chic. In one fell swoop, a classic shift dress can take you from day to night, from your internship to after-work drinks. Really, fashion can be as simple as that. Take today’s Fashionista for example — with one mod dress and a pair of striking black flats, she creates a classic yet trendy look.
The shift dress first emerged in the flapper days of the 1920s and resurfaced during the 1960s with new popularity and a mod twist. Today, the style remains relevant and is a quick option for those days when you just don’t know what to wear. Think about it — while men are stuck wearing long pants in the summer heat, women can enjoy the carefree breeze of this loose fitting cut. Why not take full advantage?
I love how this Fashionista’s ensemble reads crisp and clean. The striking citron and cobalt hues paired against stark white grabs the eye creating a refreshing contrast. Rather than trying to match her dress, she pairs this bold combination with black shoes. The dark neutral grounds her look and keeps the ensemble interesting, but the small details and findings are what take this sartorial moment above and beyond. A peter-pan collar and black enamel buttons radiate sophistication and eliminate the need for loud accessories.
Create this look for yourself! Madewell offers shift dresses (with work-appropriate lengths) in their signature preppy-meets-hipster aesthetic. Modcloth is always a great choice if your work atmosphere is more conducive to a vintage vibe. Or, try Gap for a clean and classic option. Whatever your style, I recommend staying cool in this easy internship staple.