WHAT TO WEAR: The Perfect Internship Outfit

As most students know, getting internships are a major key to gaining insight and experience for your future career. Finding an internship can be stressful and choosing the right outfit for it can be even more stressful, especially if you’re in the creative industry. Dressing for a job in the creative industry is trickier than a traditional field. The style of dress should be professional, but have a little flare that shows off your personality. It’s hard to find that fine line between professional and unprofessional. Fortunately, this Fashionista came along and shared her tips on the perfect internship outfit.

All professional wear, no matter what industry you work in, have closet essentials: a nice button up, tailored pants, a well-fitted blazer and shoes that are stylish yet comfortable. Once you have the essentials, you can play up your outfit by adding a third piece. The third piece rule can make your outfit go from dull to fashion forward. It also communicates that you put more effort into your look. This Fashionista added a fun Aztec-printed vest to her classic white button-up paired with forest green pants to make her work outfit fun and colorful.

Along with the third piece rule, accessories can be another creative way to show off your individual style while maintaining a professional look. Adding a statement necklace or a bold pair of earrings can turn the simplest work outfit into an effortlessly chic outfit. Another crucial element of the perfect internship outfit is the shoes. When living in a city and having to be on your feet all day a good loafer or a pair of flats can save the day. Heels might seem like a good idea, but running around in heels during your internship is just flat out uncomfortable.  This Fashionista wore a relaxed pair of loafers to make her outfit look more pulled together, and timeless. Overall the underlying essential for the perfect internship outfit is to know yourself and wear what makes you feel most confident.  Let this Fashionista inspire your next internship outfit!