WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

Between schoolwork, student organizations and sororities, we all live busy lives with tight schedules. However, many of us are very focused on gaining work experience in our field, so we also hold an internship or two during the semester. For this occasion, you need a look that’s chic and professional, yet not overly stuffy. You want to let your personality shine while also making a great impression on those around you. While this apparel balance may take awhile to learn, this Fashionista demonstrates the perfect fashion-forward internship attire.

This Fashionista created an internship ready look by pairing timeless, quality basics together. She began with the ever popular and always appropriate button-down. If you’re looking for a way to make this look your very own, you can shy away from the classic white or blue oxford by selecting a brighter and bolder colored top. An emerald green, navy blue or light pink shirt would stand out in a room of neutral colors. For bottoms, she kept it simple with a dark, skinny pant. She wore a pair that was well structured and fitted. To complete her outfit, she slipped on a classic coat. Whether you prefer one in a dark hue like this Fashionista, one that’s a bit more modern in its design or even a classic khaki number, this piece is a must-have for any professional’s wardrobe.

The details and accessories of this Fashionista’s look were also polished to perfection. She gave herself a little height by wearing a heeled bootie. When selecting a shoe for your internship, don’t forget that you’ll probably be running around, so you want something that is comfortable and practical. Her tote bag is made of quality leather and large enough to hold her laptop, internship documents and any other materials she may need. This Fashionista finished her look with simple makeup and a swipe of lipstick. If you’re trying to add a personal touch, you can select an eye-catching statement pair of earrings or a necklace.

The next time you find yourself wondering what to wear for your day interning at the office, remember this Fashionista’s timeless, classy look.

One Simple Change: This office ready ensemble can easily transition to an outfit that’s perfect for a date night out with your man. After you finishing working, all you have to do is quickly head home and swap the button-down for a chic, sexy blouse.