WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

So you’ve finally landed that internship your parents have been pushing you to get and you’re excited about your new role in society, but there’s only one problem–what should you wear? Of course business casual is the way to go, but what does that really mean? You’re probably thinking to yourself: button-down blouses, dress pants or even the traditional pantsuit. But just because it says business casual, doesn’t mean you have to look like you’re a lawyer. Sometimes it’s hard to show your style when you’re required to dress a certain way, but there are always ways to dress up your outfit while remaining professional.

This Fashionista is redefining the term business casual. Here, she wears a bright floral dress with modest booties, simple jewelry and a kate spade bag to complete the outfit. This floral dress makes button-down shirts a thing of the past; the print on this dress is bold and bright and a real attention-getter. The long length of this dress and the high neckline make it the perfect outfit to show your boss you are ready for business. I really like the black booties because they’re different from the typical flats that every intern has. The heel on the shoe isn’t too tall and it’s closed toe, which gives this shoe a trendy, yet professional look. For jewelry you always want to stay simple and minimal. You don’t want too look like you just spent $500 at Francesca’s. The watch is delicate, classy and practical for any intern needing to look at the time during a long meeting. To finish the outfit off is the kate spade purse which is is the perfect contrast to a busy dress.

One Simple Change: Suppose you’re working late at the office but you have a hot date waiting for you. No need to stress, just trade the booties for some black, strappy heels, grab a clutch and throw on some lipstick. You’ll look even hotter than your hot date.