Without a doubt, the end of the spring semester brings some serious stress. Final exams and project deadlines make it nearly impossible to line up a summer job, let alone figure out what you’re going to wear to it. Lucky for you, guys, this Fashionisto has you covered.
When it comes to workplace attire, I like to abide by the infamous quote, “Dress for the job you want, not the job you have.” If you’ve got the right wardrobe on the job, making good first impressions with your bosses and supervisors just comes naturally. While the dress code depends on your specific work environment, it’s always safer to overdress. For a business casual setting, this Fashionisto combines the perfect mix of professionalism and style.
His slim-fit patterned button-down shirt has personality yet is absolutely appropriate for the office. Check out Express for great slim-fit collared shirts like this Fashionisto’s — it’s a style that always looks smart and modern. I love how the vibrant colors in this shirt pop against a pair of classic slacks. Tailored black suit pants are workplace essentials that really pair with anything. Some other sharp colors to work into your wardrobe include charcoal, navy blue and khaki.
Last but not least, the essential accessories. These are three simple items every guy should have in their wardrobe: a belt, a nice watch and a clean pair of dress shoes. His leather slip-on loafers are polished and professional for work, no matter the dress code. The fresh, white color of this Fashionisto’s watch from Armani Exchange puts a stylish spin on a classic timepiece to complete his look. Even on a college budget, there are ways to purchase these quality staples. Try heading to an off-price retailer like Burlington for steep discounts on designer apparel or keep your eyes peeled for “One Day Sales” at department stores like Macy’s.
One Simple Change: To transition this look for a night out with friends, swap out the business pants and dress shoes for jeans and boat shoes. The fitted shirt takes on a casual look that’s perfect for after-work drinks.