The transition from college to the work world is an exciting challenge. Every intern strives to impress their co-workers with their intelligence, business savviness and, of course, their sense of style. But the style part becomes tricky when you are working with a college wardrobe. It takes ingenuity to transform casual pieces into professional basics. Today’s Fashionista shows us how it’s done.
With a simple white T-shirt as her base, she elevates this easy staple into an enviable internship ensemble. I will be honest. I have a bit of a girl crush. Her look has just the right mix of hip, polished and quirky that I love. Let’s start with her skirt. The subtle sheen is perfect for the daytime and the pattern is an interesting take on an animal print. She dresses up her T-shirt with a bold statement necklace that adds a vibrant pop of color to her outfit. Her heels and bag also pick up on the colors in her necklace further refining her simple T-shirt.
When it comes time for you to start considering your “professional” wardrobe, make room for pieces you already own. Just because you are starting a new phase of your life, doesn’t mean you have to buy a new closet. Search for a few classic staples that will extend the life of your casual shirts. For example, every girl needs a tailored blazer and a skirt in a clean silhouette, like today’s Fashionista. Have fun with accessories as well! Use a cheery necklace or funky shoes to showcase your personality, without breaking the bank either. Just like many internship tasks, dressing the part simply takes a bit of problem solving.