As the end of the semester approaches, many upperclassmen (myself included) are busy hunting for summer internships. After nailing an interview and landing the perfect summer internship, it’s time to tailor your wardrobe to the business casual world! Clothing can make or break a first impression in the workplace, so be sure to shop for appropriate and versatile pieces. From casual to corporate, an intern should be chic yet professional.
I encountered this Fashionista on Loyola’s downtown campus, just a few blocks off Michigan Avenue. This area is always infested with young business professionals, and I love observing their style. This Fashionista is perfectly equipped to make a statement on the job. She combines simple black (opaque!) leggings and a maroon sweater dress with comfortable brown boots. Her sweater dress accentuates her curves while being conservative enough for the workplace. Her gold necklace completes the look with a bit of sparkle. This outfit strikes the perfect chord between fashionable and comfortable. This Fashionista is ready to persevere through the daily grind!
Never underestimate the importance of appearance in the workplace. During an interview, employers will begin evaluating you as you walk through the door. Dress simply, add accessories to show off your personality and carry yourself with poise and confidence. A killer outfit could be a factor in landing your dream internship or turning your internship into a full-time job!
One Simple Change: Appearance in the classroom is as important as appearance in the workplace. This outfit could be brilliant for a class presentation. Swap the boots for heels and maybe add a chunky gold watch.