The years spent at college are a wonderful time to try new fashion trends and branch out to find your own style. It is also the best time to practice dressing professionally. This Fashionista’s outfit shows that she is ready to impress potential employers at the annual Carrier Dome career fair for Syracuse University students.
Although her top and skirt look like two pieces, it is in fact a dress. Dresses like this one make it look like you spend all morning putting together a superb ensemble even though you just threw it on in less than three minutes. If you chose to wear something like this dress from Urban Outfitters to a career fair, it would probably look best with a blazer or cardigan because of the open back.
The dark tights and chocolate boots create a pleasing look of brown on brown to balance out the light blue and white dress. The Fashionista’s high-heeled boots give her some height while still being professional. The lace-up fronts dress down the outfit just enough, but the buckle on the backs keep them classy. These boots from Charlotte Russe are suede, not leather, but they maintain a good level of professionalism while still being funky. They would look great with a pair of dark tights or leggings.
The pearl earrings that this Fashionista is sporting match the pearl detail on the bodice of her dress. This pulls the outfit together from the very top to the bottom. The final element is her tan trench coat. This is a great alternative to a waist-length jacket because you never know when the wind could blow your skirt around in an unpleasant way. Tan is a neutral color, so a coat like this is a great investment because you can wear it with anything.
One Simple Change: If you’re a busy, overachiever, you are always looking for ways to make an outfit versatile for day to day activities and errands. Add a solid color scarf if you have a meeting with your professor. If your feet need a rest, switch out the boots for a cute pair of bright flats for the rest of the day.