As the summer term comes to an end, I’ve noticed some increase of activity on campus. When I visit, I see a lot of students dressed up and I can only imagine what they’re doing and where they’re going. Interviews? Internships? Nope, it’s got to be those end-of-the-semester presentations. That’s right, even summer students have to endure these nightmares. Sometimes, it can be hard to know how to “dress for success” when preparing to present. Luckily, this week I ran into a Fashionista wearing the a perfectly appropriate outfit for this frequent presentation dilemma.
For this ensemble, we’re going to start from the bottom (like Drake) and check out this Fashionista’s shoes. She picked flats to complement her outfit. The best thing about these flats is the fact that they are professional and cute, but comfortable enough to stand in front of a group. The dress is next. This Fashionista chose one that is short and sweet, much like what your presentation should be. It is trendy, but conservative, and therefore, appropriate. On top of her dress, this Fashionista chose to wear a chunky sweater that she grabbed from the local thrift shop. It adds dimension, color and character to the outfit, all great things for a polished appearance. Finally, her spiked headband, like this one from ASOS, provides that necessary edge to finish off the look.
My final advice for presentation preparation is to relax. As long as you make solid style choices like this week’s Fashionista, you will definitely rock it.
One Simple Change: To make this outfit great for an interview, trade out this Fashionista’s sweater for a structured blazer, like this one from Zara. When getting ready for interviews, finding the balance between being confident and fashionable is the key.