WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

You sent your resumes and waited patiently. You aced that interview and got a job offer. After the excitement settles down and the reality sets in, a million questions start to enter your mind. First, and most importantly, you’ve got to add some items to your wardrobe. Depending on what field you’re working or interning in, your wardrobe will vary, but there is absolutely no reason your sense of style should have to suffer.

I caught this Fashionista right before she got on the subway to her internship. Looking sophisticated as ever, she nailed the office look. Figuring out your office dress code is key. This Fashionista is interning in a more creative field so she has a great deal of leeway with her outfits. As you can see, she channeled Serena van der Woodsen with grace. She’s conservative enough that this outfit is office approved, but the pattered skirt and adorable oxfords help her standout on the streets.

The pieces involved in this Fashionista’s outfit are the essentials to creating a work wardrobe. Lots of long sleeve knit tops in a variety of colors are perfect for layering. Cute skirts that you can wear with tights are an awesome alternative to a pantsuit. Flats or oxfords are all you need to complete your look. It was unseasonably warm on this particular day, but this Fashionista assured me she has a perfectly tailored blazer at her office to accompany the ensemble.

Create your own outfit with these essentials and you’re sure to make impecable impressions.

One Simple Change: Going out with the girls? Take this look from office attire to girl’s night out by switching up those shoes. Going out with the girls is the perfect time to rock those stilettos. Loose the tights and splurge on some stunning sandals.