STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: Business Fabulous

It’s February. For most people that means getting Valentines together, the start of a new, successful semester and planning spring break trips. For the fashion majors at Kent State University, it means scrambling to find an internship for the summer. Between Interviews, Meet and Greets and resume building workshops, there’s a lot of emphasis on clothing. For many of us, that calls for business casual (cringe-worthy, I know). I’ve got some tips from the most stylish students to keep your outfits fresh and fashionable from head to toe without ever coming near the dreaded pant suits. From now on, focus on business fabulous!

There are a ton of ways to look professional without being too matchy. Playing with colors, accessorizing and always focusing on comfort are superb ways to dress for success. This Fashionista accomplished all of the above by starting off with a basic pair of black pants that taper out a bit at the ankle. They make her legs look long and lean and offer a ton of versatility. Well cut and flattering basics in neutral colors are perfect for anyone on a budget, they offer so many ways to mix up your wardrobe.

She chose a simple white drapey tank top on top and finished it all off with a gorgeous navy blazer. Many people shy away from mixing blue and black, but I think they look beautiful together, especially in this outfit. The black lining on the cuffed sleeves brings everything together and the slim silhouette of the blazer is universally flattering. When in doubt, add a well-cut blazer. It makes anything look instantly professional, or at least super stylish. Also, how gorgeous does it look in contrast to her hair color? It’s perfection.

I think the accessories here are my favorite part of the outfit. Flats are always a good option, but a fun pair of pointy pumps look great here, and elongate the legs even more. Another plus? Heels are an instant perk to your posture and exude confidence, so long as you can walk in them!

Some simple bangles are a classy and easy finish to a very lovely outfit. The only thing better than this Fashionista’s interview style is her view about dressing.

What is your STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK? “Dress as if you already have the job! The better and more fitting your outfit is, the more likely you will be to show everyone how amazing you truly are!”