Summer always held the promise of barbeques, tanning and beach bonfires. But then reality sets in, as well as the realization that we’ve outgrown the carefree days when blissful freedom was plentiful. Nowadays, our time is bogged down with schoolwork, deadlines and the looming question mark that is the future. Summer then becomes prime time for internships. Internships are valuable work experience because they pave the way to paying jobs, and unless you’re the newly born heir of England, you’re among the rest of the population who need a job. A key component to a successful internship is dressing to impress and this Fashionista does just that.
Her ensemble stood out to me in the sea of booty shorts and crop tops that are prevalent during summer. Dressing for the office in the summer is particularly challenging because while a suit or blazer is appropriate work attire, it’s not ideal when you arrive to work sweating profusely. The outfit’s palette of nude and black maintain a level of professionalism. Her pleated skirt keeps her cool, as well as lends a level of femininity to the outfit. For a similar look try this sleeveless black shirt from Forever 21. The shirt has a cutout at the back, which would look cool paired with a skirt.
While this Fashionista chose a nude color for her pleated skirt, other options include black, for an all black look, printed or cream. Her bag of choice was a white Longchamps “Le Pilage” tote. This is a perfect bag for an internship because of its durability and functionality.
Work attire is pretty transitional between seasons; this outfit would work well in the fall with a pair of tights. This Fashionista made her outfit work for the summer by donning a pair of sunglasses on her face and a pair of leather sandals on her feet.
One Simple Change: Switch the sandals for a pair of pumps for an easy transition to girls’ night out after work.