Here’s a bittersweet thought: spring semester is halfway through. That means summer is just two months away and you’re on the cusp of a long stretch of freedom — unless, of course, you plan to be responsible and spend your summer interning or working. If that’s the case, then you know as well as I do that you better be breaking out the charm and heading to those stressful interviews with a folder filled with freshly printed copies of your resume.
Dressing for the office, depending on where you work, can be frustrating when you want to avoid the horrid pantsuit and stuffy, mature clothing. However, when you are interviewing, it’s necessary to look as professional as possible. Kelsey took a youthful approach but kept it standard with a simple white blouse and a simple black Bebe blazer with a satiny finish and a simple pair of black skinny pants and tall Stuart Weitzman boots. Her classic Chanel bag provides the perfect touch of sophistication.
For an interview ready outfit, start with a chic white blouse such as this one from ASOS which has billowy, blouson sleeves and a bib panel. For a clean-cut blazer go with a tuxedo style from Aqua. To get the Chanel look for a more affordable price, try a black quilted bag from Zara such as this one. Finally, if you want a little bit of glamour, go with a nice watch such as this oversize runway style Michael Kors silver watch.
Interviews are always a little nerve-wracking but you can’t get any job without one. Once you’ve got the outfit down, make sure to bring your best smile and enthusiasm for a lasting impression that will land you the internship!
One Simple Change: Once you ace the interview and get the position you wanted, feel free to relax your style a bit and show a little more personality at your internship. If you need to keep the professional look, stick with the blazer but try a punchy top underneath instead of a plain white one.