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WHAT TO WEAR: Internship

As the start of the season kicks into gear, college students everywhere are transitioning into the workplace. Whether it’s a summer job or an internship, it can be a struggle to find the perfect balance between professional and trendy. At this point in our lives most of the jobs we can snag are very fast paced and centered around a mix of errand running and office gigs. Because of this it’s important to find a way to dress both comfortably and fashionably in a way that allows movement with an air of professionalism.

This Fashionista expertly straddles that line with her work place punk vibe. Her summer internship with a music management agency allows her to embrace her edgier side which is understatedly hinted at with her black denim jacket. She’s able to contrast this with a polished collared dress, expertly emphasizing her love of funky patterns and effortlessly blending two styles. While most of her outfit has been thrifted, it’s super easy to recreate this look with other fun patterns and dress styles like with this ASOS smock dress is a great substitute. Pull it all together with a sleek pair of booties and some opaque tights and you’ve got yourself an outfit that’s both errand and office friendly!

One Simple Change: Need to fancy things up a bit? Collared dresses can be a unique way to express your youthful style, but maybe try to find one with a different silhouette when approaching the adult world. A dress with more structure like a pencil skirt could really amp up your professionalism! Crisp lines and bold shapes suggest confidence and determination so don’t be afraid of patterns!