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WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

In this day and age, what is deemed appropriate in the workplace is constantly evolving. Especially when pursuing a career in fashion or the arts, getting creative with professional wear is encouraged and almost essential to stand out. Breaking away from traditional professional attire can be a fun and easy way to show your creativity in the office. However, it can be difficult to avoid crossing the line between unique and just plain inappropriate. The key to making a creative workplace outfit work is to mix classic colors and silhouettes with daring pieces.

This Fashionista created an internship-ready outfit by combining classic basics in an interesting way that allows her personality to still shine through. Her main statement item in the outfit is her camel-colored trench coat, which is a versatile piece essential to any professional girl’s wardrobe. Instead of wearing a typical plain pencil skirt, this Fashionista chose a denim skirt. Denim adds a more casual feel, so make sure the skirt is still long enough to be considered polished. A basic white top continues with the classic theme of the outfit. Adding black tights not only keeps your body warm, but also covers your legs to make sure the outfit stays in the professional realm. Finally, pointed black booties give the sophisticated illusion of pointed toe pumps without the pain brought on by heels. The accessories and beauty elements are simple and delicate. This is the perfect outfit for a creative internship.

One Simple Change: No time to go home after work before a girl’s night out? No problem! This outfit can easily be transformed into a night look by replacing the trench coat with a cool leather jacket. Feeling even more daring? Add a statement necklace and a red lip for a complete edgy look.