Score! You landed the summer internship of your dreams. You couldn’t be more excited, until you look in your closet only to find stacks of cut-offs and flip flops. What are you going to wear? It can be hard to find pieces to make up a summer work wardrobe, especially if this is your first real person job and you don’t have a wardrobe full of pencil skirts at the ready.
This Fashionista knows what’s up. Her look is coming up roses. A loose fitting navy cotton blazer and matching skinny cropped navy dress pants get a summery update with a white crew neck T-shirt, covered in realistic but exaggerated cobalt blue roses. Black canvas pointy toed pumps with mid-sized heels dress it up. A timeless navy nylon Longchamp “Le Pliage” purse and a silver “Return to Tiffany” heart tag charm bracelet are the finishing touches.
The oversized rose print is of the moment. The bright shade of blue was a showstopper at the Anna Sui spring ready-to-wear 2015 show and the floral motif, a refined reference to the summer season, was all over runways at shows such as Dolce&Gabbana and KORS Michael Kors.
Black heels go with everything and are a necessity in any working college Fashionista’s wardrobe. The pointy toes lengthen your legs and the heels aren’t so high that you can’t walk in them, which is ideal for running around all day at your internship.
The mostly navy color scheme of this Fashionista’s look is streamlined and slightly nautical, a major trend this time of year. The skinny fit of the pants is always in style and the cropped length is a summer favorite at brands like J.Crew, Banana Republic and Gap. The overall look is classy and classic.
This look is ideal for taking on the working world, be it an internship or an interview. A blazer takes your look from basic to work-ready in a flash. You don’t have to give up all of your warm weather clothes for your internship; having an extra layer lets you wear your flimsy summer tops and dresses to the office. The cropped pants are professional but also work in warmer weather. The top is fun and playful while the blazer and pants are more conservative. The combination makes the outfit appropriate for almost any type of workplace.
One Simple Change: Lose the blazer and add some dangly earrings or a chunky necklace to take this look from the workplace to a night on the town.