Outfit Ideas For the First Day of Your Internship

Outfit Ideas For the First Day of Your Internship

Landing an internship is an undeniably exciting accomplishment, but it’s also one that leaves many fashion interns filled with uncertainty about what they’re going to wear on the first day of work. Because no matter what the office dress code calls for, we all know how crucial it is to put your most polished foot forward to impress your new boss. So to ensure you don’t waste precious time agonizing over the perfect outfit, we’ve gathered some flawless looks that are sure to set you up for success. Nail your first impression (and that #OOTD Insta pic) with a few of our easy styling tips ahead.

Pair a Simple Blouse With Wide-Leg Trousers

Look effortlessly chic in a simple shirt with some wow-factor bottoms. If you want to be bold but not too over the top, these flared trousers give a polished look for your first day.

Get This Look: Loft Fluid Blouse ($50); Nordstrom Wide-Leg Trousers ($65)

PHOTO: @kindakaili

Mix Up Black Slacks With a Vibrant Blazer

Want to add a pop of color to average office attire? Wear a showstopping blazer in the boldest hue you can find to add structure to your look with some unexpected pizazz.

Get This Look: Express Notch Collar One Button Blazer ($90); H&M Ankle Length Pants ($35)

Sport a Leather Jacket With an Asymmetrical Skirt

If you’re interning in a creative environment, pair a professional skirt and top with a bold leather jacket to create an outfit that’s a little more fun.

Get This Look: Lulus Leather Jacket ($71); Lulus Long Sleeve Mock Neck Top ($30); Vince Camuto Asymmetrical Hem Skirt ($119)

PHOTO: @lizbreuer

Jazz Up an All-Black Look With Unexpected Details

Just because you’re wearing all neutrals doesn’t mean your look has to be boring. Small details like rivets add a punch of fun to an everyday office look while a simple turtleneck and jacket keep things buttoned up. And if a hat is part of your fit, don’t be afraid to work it on your commute—just remember to take it off before you head into work.

Get This Look: Gap Drapey Trench Coat ($128); Nine West Felt Floppy Hat With Studs ($56); Steve Madden Jeremiah Oxford ($60)

PHOTO: @terr.mohamed

Stick to Neutral Colors With a Bold Print

Yes, it is possible to pull off a bold print for the office. Keep the look black and white to allow yourself to make a statement while staying understated and office-appropriate.

Get This Look: TB Dress Plaid Print High-Waist Women’s Skirt ($21); Mix No. 6 Weinbaum Platform Bootie ($50); Reformation Bridgette Top ($48)

PHOTO: @iamthehag

Add a Pop of Fun to Tailored Pieces to Show Your Personality

It’s best to stick to simple tailored pieces for the first day, but there’s nothing wrong with showing a little personality if the rest of your look is restrained. Add one piece, like these feather heels, to ensure your sense of style shines through.

Get This Look: H&M Fine-Knit Cardigan ($18); Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve Pullover Sweater ($25); Banana Republic Avery Ankle-Fit Texture Pant ($59)

What are you wearing on your first day? Show us your #OOTD on Instagram by tagging @cfashionista!

Featured photo by @kindakaili.