WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

What to Wear

Internships can be scary, especially your first one. Of course you want to show off your brains, but don’t be afraid to show off your style too! Unless you are doing a fashion internship, you probably don’t want to go overboard when expressing your style. If you are working in an office, or even for a department at your school, you want to make sure that you aren’t so focused on looking trendy that you forget to dress appropriately because after all, this is a job, not a runway.

Today’s Fashionista looked great for a job at the office. She managed to look stylish without wearing anything that showed too much skin. Luckily, most buildings are air conditioned, so dressing for warm temperatures is not really an issue when working indoors. She paired a simple pair of dark wash skinny jeans with a flirty top and cardigan. The jeans were very flattering and the top was a drawstring peplum shirt, which are very fashionable right now. Topping the outfit with a cardigan makes the ensemble seem more professional and work appropriate (plus, it will keep her warm in a chilly office). Her sandals matched her cardigan, and her scarf made the outfit pop. She was also prepared for a summer rainstorm and toted a cute and compact umbrella to protect her outfit from the weather.

Cardigans are definitely not only for the fall. Lightweight cardigans like this one from Gap are great for summer because they are a simple way to cover up just a little bit. This Fashionista had the right idea when she made her simple outfit stand out by wearing a bright, floral scarf. You may not want your entire foot showing when in a work environment, so choosing a nice sandal is a better choice than wearing flip flops (if you’ll be doing coffee runs, a flat is probably best).

One Simple Change: It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed for an interview. Rather than wearing jeans (no matter how much you love them), it’s best to wear a skirt or dress when interviewing for a new job. Ditch the jeans and cardigan and pair the top this Fashionista wore with a simple pencil skirt and open blazer. Consider opting for ballet flats rather than sandals so that you look a little dressier. Don’t forget to bring an extra copy of your résumé!

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