Summer’s right around the corner, which means it’s time to think about how you’ll dress up for your summer internship. Firstly, congrats on scoring a summer internship! Make sure you’re not scrambling to get ready and risk being late on your first day–first impressions are everything.
A pair of cute glasses
Glasses are the best way to make you look polished for the office. A nerdy-chic, slightly oversized frame will give you a mature look for the office as well as an adorable quirky edge. These tortoise shell frames by Salt are well worth the price tag and work perfectly for the job.
A chic yet funky blazer
There are so many fun alternatives to a blazer out there! I love blazers with a cropped sleeve, a fun color, or even a lace accent. Anthropologie has a lot of really cute options this season.
EspadrillesLeather Sandal by Soludos; $79
I love espadrilles because A) they make me feel like a sexy, Spanish dancer and B) I hate being uncomfortable. A leather espadrille is dressy enough for work but still comfortable, and it’s perfect for heading out for drinks after work
There’s nothing frumpier than an ill-fitting pair of dress pants. Try going for culottes—it shows a little ankle—plus you won’t sweat to death while running to pick up coffee.
A silk scarf
A silk scarf is a great way to bring color to your face. Get a few and throw them in with your basics—you can wear your simple tops more often when you distract them with a fun yet elegant accessory.
The two piece made in heaven
Pant suits are so played out. Instead of going for a drab, one-shade ensemble, try a patterned jacket and skirt combo. You’ll feel like Jackie Kennedy, and it will definitely give your co-workers a reason take you seriously…and be jealous.
Always take your industry in consideration when dressing up for your internship. Read your work environment and check dress codes for the office–it’s essential to prepare!
– Julia Sawchak