Summer is approaching, and you know what that means: sun, swimming, and relaxation. However, for some of us, it means interviews, jobs, and summer internships. But when you’re just finishing up the semester and realizing how much you’ve spent in the past few months, how could you look your best when your wallet is in distress?! Below are some tricks and tips on how to dress for success without spending the big bucks.
1—Top Shops for Less.
Stores like Marshalls and T.J. Maxx always have good quality clothing offered at a lower price than most department stores. Also, many recycled clothing stores have a business attire section to help you find your own style, but offered at a cheaper price. Check out My Sister’s Closet for some recycled designer apparel that’s usually half the price of the original designer. This way, your business attire is of excellent quality and guaranteed to last you for a while.
2—A Good Blazer Can Cure All.
There is one thing every woman needs in her closet, and that’s a plain black blazer. A good enough blazer completes nearly every business casual outfit. Or in a best case scenario, it makes an outfit business casual. A nice short sleeve shirt along with some slacks are good, but a blazer completes the outfit. What was once simple and plain, now has a little spice and confidence in it. Plus, it’s cheaper to buy one blazer compared to buying numerous different outfits.
Comfy Feels Good and Looks Good
Contrary to popular belief, flats and shorter heels look better in a work environment than do taller platform heels/stilettos for a couple of reasons. One being the most obvious fact of flats and shorter heels being more comfortable than taller ones, but also they are usually cheaper than fancy or flashy shoes. More importantly, flats and shorter heels look more appropriate in a business setting, especially when you’re starting from the bottom. You want to make sure that you look approachable and conservative enough that this company will want you back or to work for them for years to come.
Any jobs or internships for the summer you’re looking forward to? Let us know in the comments below!