As college students embark on the search for summer internships, they turn to their wardrobes for inspiration and that extra drive to succeed—or at least I do! Confidence is key in almost any situation, but especially when dressing for an interview or the first day on the job. Having a nice base of business attire in your wardrobe can definitely boost both self-confidence and career aspirations.
This Fashionisto certainly exudes confidence to the highest degree; it seems as if he is set to conquer the world. Clad in camouflage and coffee in hand, he is ready to take command of his own career at the very least. The camo pattern has been a huge trend for a while now in both menswear and womenswear, popping up on celebrities, all over street-style blogs and even on the runway.
Here, the Fashionisto puts a casual and distinctive spin on business wear, sporting bright sneakers. And though a camo jacket and bright sneaks are a great way to make a statement around campus, they might not be suitable for more professional occasions. Try layering a subtle oxford under a sweater, vest or blazer, both with slacks and a pair of dress shoes. If a casual statement is what you’re looking to make, you could even try layering a patterned shirt like this Uniqlo oxford with a camo jacket.
Hint: One key accessory in the professional look is a briefcase or messenger bag. This Fashionisto carries a fabric messenger bag, but if you want to create a more traditional or upscale look, a leather bag like this one from Ben Sherman is a great option. Not only do these kinds of bags help with organization, but they also look great!