If you’re lucky enough to score an internship while you’re in college, you’ll definitely want to work impressively. A successful internship can often mean a highly coveted straight-out-of-school job, so if you want to be remembered when you pack up your desk after your placement, make sure it’s for all the right reasons. This includes no fashion faux pas!
Although every workplace is different, the typical dress code that is acceptable at most places is business-casual. For Fashionistas, a smart skirt and a button-down shirt will look classic and chic for any office setting.
I loved this Fashionista’s take on this classic combination. Her ensemble had elements of traditional business attire, but she incorporated a myriad of fashion trends that worked, too, for an intern in a creative workplace. This outfit is excellent for any student studying magazine journalism, fashion or graphic design, and who is interning.
Denim is a fabric reserved normally for the office’s casual friday, but this Fashionista switched up the look by wearing a chambray shirt. I swooned over her style–not only was it chambray, but the acid-wash gave it a super cool ombre look, which was right on trend this season. It was a first for me to see a round-necked button-up shirt, as opposed to the typical collar. I loved how fashion-forward her collar was. When it comes to your bottoms, tuck a shirt into a high-waisted skirt, creating both a feminine and polished look for Fashionista interns. I loved how this Fashionista’s pencil skirt was block-coloured, which balanced out her shirt.
I suggest you reconsider yourself when you’re tempted to slip on your favorite pair of heels. Interns are busy running from place to place. Thus, if you bump into your career idol on one of your errands, you don’t want your topic of conversation to be about the blisters on your feet! Choose a pair of flats. A pair of leather lace-up flats, like this Fashionista’s oxford brogues, look very professional and will stay comfortable from nine until five. Don’t forget a bag to tote around your laptop! I loved the eye-catching monochrome Aztec-inspired print on this Fashionista’s backpack.
My final internship outfit tip is to finish off your look with a smile. When I met this Fashionista, she beamed with joy when I asked if she would like her picture taken. It made me think that while it is important for you to nail your work attire, it is equally important to arrive at the office happy and willing to help. A go-getter attitude will definitely help you win points when the time rolls round to recruit paid employees.
One Simple Change: A fitted pencil skirt is one of the most versatile items a Fashionista can own. To take this outfit from a day at the office to after-work cocktail hour, this Fashionista could pair her skirt with a tucked-in graphic print tank top to make this outfit work for a girl’s night out.