WHAT TO WEAR: Presentation

What to Wear

If you’re anything like me, the idea of giving a presentation is enough to shake up the nerves a bit. Nevertheless, public speaking is a crucial skill to learn, and it’s one that only gets better with practice. While you may fret over choosing what to include in your presentation or which PowerPoint theme to use, there’s no need to stress over what to wear. For your inevitable end-of-semester presentations, follow this Fashionista’s chic lead to effortlessly look the part and ace your presentation with ease.

This Fashionista’s presentation look creates the perfect balance of style and professionalism. This classic shaped shift dress gets a major update thanks to a few modern, feminine details. The crisp, white collar and delicate lace trim make a sweet and polished statement when set against the rich navy coloring of her dress. She layers a sheer lace top over the shift dress to create interest with texture. A simple pair of opaque tights layered underneath keeps the short hemline of the dress modest enough for a class presentation. She finishes the look with a fun pair of heeled booties that keep her outfit light and casual.

To recreate this Fashionista’s adorable and appropriate look for your next presentation, stick to the neutrals and mix it up with layers. This Fashionista chose the classics: navy, black and white. Keeping your color palette neutral while mixing textures adds tons of interest to the look and ensures that your audience won’t be distracted by any loud colors. Just like this Fashionista, opt for a shift dress, a classic shape that exudes polish. Add a personal touch with your favorite pair of booties, and you’re set to be the best-dressed presenter in class.

One Simple Change: To take this look from the classroom to your summer internship, swap out the booties for ankle strap heels and throw on a gray blazer to kick up the professionalism. Good luck!


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