WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

For the stylish girl on the go, it’s imperative to find the balance between functional and fashionable! On top of that, extra pressure is on when you need to impress your boss and coworkers with your professionalism while maintaining your personal style. Getting an internship is an important step in landing your dream job, and this Fashionista shows us how to be chic and comfortable while working long hours towards your goals.

First, this Fashionista’s super brightly patterned shirt is not only a button-up, but has a tie waist: two trends I am obsessed with right now that are perfect for summer. Put on a tank top underneath and unbutton to your heart’s content to stay cool on hot days. Loud, bright and in-your-face patterns are also a must for this season and can easily be dressed down with jean shorts or dressed up with a skirt like this Fashionista. A black skater skirt is a staple for any wardrobe, as it’s perfect for any season and occasion. Slip on a pair of shorts underneath to avoid worrying about wardrobe malfunctions while you’re running around town or from meeting to meeting.

If you’re the newbie in the office, you may be running errands (running to Starbucks for your boss) all day and practical shoes are a must. But don’t sacrifice style for comfort! These lace-up booties are the ideal balance between sensibility and flair for this look. The heel isn’t too high, but adds just a touch of class that is essential when you’re dressing to impress. In addition, this pair is super versatile and can be recycled through outfits all summer. Last but not least, this Fashionista kept her jewelry to a minimum, which is perfect for a no-fuss workday, and simply put some studs on. Going overboard with jewelry can bog you down, so keep it quick and easy and focus on one area to accessorize.

One Simple Change: Swap out a skirt for a pair of high-waisted, ripped jeans and you have the perfect back-to-school outfit. It’s easy, comfortable and fun, but you’ll still impress your new classmates with your effortless style.