For college students everywhere, there lies a point in one’s academic journey where it becomes an option to break into the working world and try your hand at a particular career path. The stepping stone to a full blown job, and how many students spend their summers, is often an internship. It’s a way to test the waters and see if the industry you’re interested in is really cut out for you. But if you’re interning for the first time, you don’t necessarily have a supply of black blazers and pencil skirts at the ready. The transition from class to office doesn’t always translate in terms of style, so you must explore your options and come up with a look that’s professional enough for an office setting.
This is where a piece like the wrap dress comes into play. Diane von Furstenberg is accredited with creating this effortlessly elegant design. A timeless classic, the DVF wrap dress offers a shape that complements the female figure in the best ways possible. It cinches at the waist and highlights chest well, while the three-quarter sleeves cover enough skin to make it professional. You might consider this more affordable version to achieve the same conservative yet feminine silhouette, without breaking the bank.
Summer internships call for both professional and yet temperature appropriate wear. This Fashionista paired her wrap dress with a pair of sandals. Just because it might be a heat wave doesn’t mean it’s okay to whip out the rubber flip flops. A nice pair of dressy sandals solves this problem. The sandals dress down her outfit a little, but overall the look is still suitable for a more laid back work environment.
One Simple Change: Have plan to meet up with your beau for a nice dinner after work? Throw on a pair of lace-up heels to transform your look from workday attire to sexy date night wear. I love how a pair like these complement the dress’ shape and add a little sultry feel for nighttime.