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WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

July 6th, 2015 at 2:00am

It’s summertime, which means balancing work and play. Internships are fully underway and interns are on the go daily while trying to stay fashionable. Many offices differ in dress codes, but it’s imperative to always dress to impress. Any new job facilitates the perfect reason for a new professional wardrobe to match—even if you’re just filling coffee orders (after all, we all start somewhere). After the countless hours of reaching your dream internship and a nerve-wracking interview, you’ve landed your summer internship. Now the only question you have left is what to wear? Staying professional while looking sophisticated is a sign to your employer that you take pride in what you are doing.

As the saying goes, you can never be overdressed or overeducated. Whenever going anywhere, I always find it is better to be overdressed versus underdressed. Being overdressed shows that you took the time to plan your look and take pride in your appearance. The rule of thumb is to dress for the job you want. This Fashionista is dressed like the next CEO. This polished look is great for your first day on the job, an interview or just to go out to dinner. This Fashionista’s flowy top is professional, yet playful with a floral pattern of bright shades of coral. To keep it business, she pair sleek black pants with her colorful top. Black dress pants pair well with all tops and are also a staple piece when it come to dressing professional. To complete her internship look, this Fashionista is wearing a black knit cardigan. The cardigan gives added sophistication to her look versus just wearing a tank top.

Closed toed shoes are essential for internships because they maintain a professional appearance. The neutral color of this Fashionista’s flat is perfect to wear with anything in her wardrobe. This Fashionista added a statement necklace, Alex and Ani bracelets and a Pandora ring to her outfit as well to accessorize her look without over doing it. Whether this Fashionista will be taking coffee orders of filing paperwork, she will be looking stylish, sophisticated and dressed like the company’s next CEO!

One Simple Change: Headed to dinner with friends after work? Ditch your work pants for a pair of jeans. The jeans will give your look a more relaxed feel, ready for a good time with friends.