WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

The semester has finally come to an end, and suddenly, our hectic lives as college students have come to a halt for summer vacation! Whether you’ve ripped out every beach toy out of the garage or planned a getaway with family and friends, chances are you also have a job or internship somewhere on your agenda. Interning is like taking a peek into the real world, which can be very intimidating at first. To avoid first day jitters, prepare a few professional outfits that make you excited instead of anxious.

Always keep in mind the type of company you’re representing before starting your professional wardrobe. Some offices may allow a fun look like the one shown here, while others may want you to stick with classic business attire. Here, this Fashionista is rocking a fun floral look that’s ready to take on the rain. With the weather being so unpredictable, it’s always a good idea to keep a small umbrella handy for your daily commute. This Fashionista matched her bright red Longchamp bag with her umbrella for a fun pop of color in her monochromatic look.

You can never go wrong with wearing black, especially when dressing professionally. This Fashionista kept it simple with a black top and rain jacket. She added a fun twist on this outfit by adding floral slacks and metallic flats. This is a great pattern to wear to work or an internship because the black backdrop tones down the pattern, making it less distracting. For jewelry, she kept it simple with a delicate locket necklace and stackable rings. I also noticed that the gold details on her bag, jewelry and jacket buttons all match, which all help tie this look together.

One Simple Change: If you’re feeling daring like this Fashionista and are able to amp up the patterned trouser look, go for it! It’s a fun way to add a little color to a gloomy day on the job.