The beginning of a new semester signifies the start of many endeavors beyond classroom. Spring semester is a particularly busy time of activity for seniors. Now that graduation is around the corner, seniors have to swap those lazy sweats and messy bun days for ironed and pressed professional wear. Seniors aren’t the only class facing a call to action; many students are required to incorporate professional experience into their curriculum.
In any and all professional settings, dressing to impress illustrates to your co-workers that you are taking this opportunity, as well as yourself, seriously. This Fashionista was doing just this in her business casual ensemble. Keeping it simple in sleek pants and neutral tones, she is ready to impress her boss and co-workers with her professional appearance. Even in a conservative blouse, she still incorporates a fun, patterned element and statement necklace into her ensemble.
For most, dressing professionally is easier said than done. All to often, the line becomes blurred between office wear and a cocktail hour. Ladies and gentlemen, three words: keep it classy. Here are some dos and don’ts:
First, Fashionistas, if you have to question the length of your skirt (or cut of your shirt), reconsider your options. It is extremely important to dress modestly in the office space. Feminine blouses and knee length skirts are your new best friend. Check out this patterned skirt and silk top for a perfect professional pairing with a touch of fun.
Next, Fashionistos, I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but a simple polo isn’t going to cut it. You may need to dig deep into your closet because your mother sent you to college with your Sunday best. Look sharp and make a lasting impression in a simple button-down and patterned tie.
Last and most importantly, incorporate a personal touch to your business and professional attire. Whether it is a splash of neon or a fun bow tie, make your look original and true to your personal style.
One Simple Change: Swapping the blazer for a leather jacket and booties for colored heels would be an effortless way to transform this look from the office to cocktail hour.