While most people are out enjoying the remainder of the summer, some of us are busy building our resumes and gaining work experience through a summer internship. Dressing for a workplace setting can be tricky, especially if your personal style tends to be on the more daring side. I think the key to dressing for an internship is to maintain a professional appearance while still staying true to your personal style. You’ll have more confidence if your outfit makes you feel like you.
This particular Fashionista works for Banana Republic and I thought she was a perfect example of how to dress for an internship. Sometimes business casual can be a difficult concept to grasp, but she nails it with her chambray shirt, purple pencil skirt and snakeskin flats. Choosing a few bright colors that are going to complement each other, like the purple skirt and yellow bag or the orange necklace and blue shirt, will make a fun statement that will help you stand out in a positive way.
While heels may seem like the most fashionable choice, they may not always be the most practical. This is especially true in the workplace. You want to be able to do your job to the best of your ability, and you probably can’t if you’re teetering around in heels and worrying about how much your feet hurt. This is why you should invest in a pair of comfortable flats. The great thing about flats is that there are so many different colors, styles and patterns available so you can have a different pair for each day of the week!
One Simple Change: Pencil skirts are great for work, but not so much for going out. Swap it for this silhouette skirt, a pair of wedges and you’ve got yourself a great outfit for a casual date night.