What kind of intern stands above the rest? A Fashionista!
We all know you have to go above and beyond to succeed in the workforce. So, how can you expect to stand out in the everyday, run-in-the-mill, black dress pants and neutral blouse? I’m not saying you have to show up in leopard printed tights and a feather hat. But consider taking some risks.
I really admired how this Fashionista stepped beyond the status quo of business attire and expressed her personality in a fun and professional manor. She caught my eye with her brightly colored trousers, but reeled me in with her textured cover-up. Although we are moving into fall it’s not too late to rock those neon shades. Bringing some summer staples into the fall is a great way to show off some of your favorite pieces from your vacation now that you’re back on campus. The simplicity to the jacket’s structure helped tone down the multi-colored yarns woven in the fabric.
You won’t go unnoticed at your internship if you add some color to your business casual wardrobe. It’s important not to forget the details. Investing in quality work attire might sound like a post-college investment, but starting early could work to your advantage. Invest in a nice blazer of high quality, in a color or pattern other than the standard blacks and blues. Try experimenting with different patterned skirts like this one from J.Crew.
One Simple Change: If you wanted to take this look form work to a small gathering with friends I suggest losing the jacket and trading in those pumps for strappy heels.