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WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

There comes a point in every college student’s career where she/he has succeeded in achieving one of their goals before graduating—an internship. An internship is a token of triumph, signifying you’re one step closer to being an actual grown up with an actual job. Now that you are engaging in a professional setting, you need to know what to wear and how to make your style look professional and chic for any occasion.

Being professional doesn’t mean your style has to go out the window and you have to settle for a boring pant suit. Your style is who you are in different art forms, which means it is versatile. This versatility is a key factor in putting the right elements together for whatever duties your internship might throw at you.

This Fashionista has mastered the concept of style, professionalism and functionality. Her olive green blouse is a perfect contrast with her cropped black and white work pants, which she matched perfectly with a black heel. Adding a statement necklace and a sleek handbag brings the whole outfit together for a look that breeds sophistication. The key to dressing for an internship is to make sure you’re comfortable, as well. There’s no sense in wearing tall heels you can’t walk in, or a skirt or dress that is so short your co-workers are talking. Balance is important, especially when you’re dressing for the professional world.

When it comes to an internship, what you wear is a reflection of who you are. Fashion doesn’t fade just because you are stepping foot into a work atmosphere. It shows your supervisors that you know how to stay true to yourself while also being professional, which is extremely important.

One Simple Change: If we take a few steps back, we know normally before you get an internship, there will be an interview. Whether it’s over the phone, via skype or in person, you still need to dress appropriately. The interview can be a make or break moment in deciding whether or not you seem like the right fit for whatever job you’re applying for. This Fashionista can make her versatile look work for an interview, as well. You can swap out the heels for a pair of flats for extra comfort. When you look good, you feel good, which aids your confidence and helps you rock the interview. One outfit, two purposes, infinite possibilities.