WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

Summer may be here, but that doesn’t always mean that work ends with the school year. During these hot months, we may still be keeping busy. For a little while, those textbooks may be traded in for a summer job, volunteer work or even more textbooks! We caught up with this Fashionisto on his way to his internship. A summer internship is the perfect way to gain real-world experience in your field of study, enhance your resume and start building your professional wardrobe for after graduation.

While required attire may vary by the business, it is always a good idea to dress professionally. This Fashionisto wore the ideal outfit for his internship. Khakis are great for working in an office setting. They are comfortable enough to move around in and they show employers that you are ready to work. A neutral-colored polo shirt is always a classic business essential, so it would be wise to have a few on hand in the summertime! This Fashionisto accessorized with a simple wristband, which allows for subtle individuality while keeping things professional. Sometimes too many accessories can be distracting at a place of business, so choose your pieces wisely. A backpack can also be an essential to an intern’s wardrobe because they are durable enough to transfer your laptop and papers from work to home. Choose a neutral-colored backpack for a professional setting to wear with any outfit. To finish off the look, black dress shoes add a classic touch.

One Simple Change: Going out after work? Dress down your outfit by swapping khaki pants for cargo shorts and dress shoes for sneakers. A polo shirt can easily be converted to a casual piece, so enjoy the rest of the day after making a few adjustments!