So you got an internship and you feel like an adult. You’re starting a new chapter in your life. Let’s be real though, because an internship is half of a job and you’re still in college. Along these lines there are also some dress requirements. I would highly suggest not wearing a pair of jean shorts or a dress you wear to a fraternity party, unless you are interning at Abercrombie & Fitch.
Anyway, you got an internship. Congratulations. You probably have a few fitted dresses that reach above your knees, or a couple of business casual outfits that you needed for presentations in business school like I did. Those will run out in about a week, and how dare the Fashionista inside of you allow an outfit repeat come the second week of your job! Obviously this Fashionista has had a job before because she is my new model for this internship article.
We will start with the black jeans. They are in fact jeans, but the fact that they aren’t blue jeans puts them on a professional level. Her button-up blouse with a collar is a knock out because it is easy, breezy, beautiful, COVERGIRL while covering her shoulders. The golden buttons go perfectly with a casual golden watch because yes there is such thing as a casual golden watch. Do you want proof? Check out the pictures above. Her watch is an eye-catcher which is needed with every outfit anyone ever wears. If you want to be extra basic go get that Michael Kors watch and flaunt that thing around with your leggings and a pumpkin spice latte in hand. No judgment here. Also, her booties are absolutely perfect. They have a heel, but are comfortable and stylish while covering her toes.
Of course this is all revolving around a “work appropriate” style. If they say business professional, go get a pair of short heels and a blazer and cry yourself to sleep because you have entered corporate America. They always seem to get the best of us.