Now that it’s summer, many of us are kicking it back into internship season. While it can be exciting to be handed a new role in our future industries, there’s nothing more embarrassing than a fashion faux-pas at work regardless of whether we’re interning at a Silicon Valley startup, where jeans are the norm, or at a law firm. There’s nothing more hectic than standing before our closet each morning, wondering if our outfits are really business casual, if the black jeans can pass as proper attire or if we’re overdoing it with the structured blazer and nude pumps. Here is a foolproof outfit that keeps both comfort and style priority.
This Fashionista plays it cool with her black chiffon top and cuffed navy chinos. Chinos are always a smart choice because the soft stretch cotton will keep you warm from the blasting air conditioning while you’re at the office. The small open back adds a sexy but elegant touch to her chic outfit. A versatile brown leather bag is perfect because it can hold all office essentials for a long day: a laptop, a water bottle and a spare notebook or two. Its loosely structured shape also keeps the “casual” in business casual, while the genuine leather elevates the look. The brown suede booties are not only spunkier than your boring court heel, but also get bonus points for their comfort. A simple gray watch adds a classic twist, and the silver watch face is both clean and professional.
One Simple Change: Planning to go out with some girlfriends afterwards? Swap the navy chinos for a cute patterned skirt to make the look cute and casual.