Whether you are interning for a law firm with a dress code as strict as your Catholic prep school or working for a trendy PR firm, these eight items are the essentials to every coffee-grabbing, go-getting, summer intern’s wardrobe.
1- The blazer. A good blazer is the magic wand of an intern’s wardrobe. You can instantly turn a girly frock to a business casual masterpiece with the addition of a nice jacket. Not only do blazers look professional, they are definite confidence boosters. When you wear a blazer you instantly feel…like a boss (that is until someone yells at you for messing up 200 photocopies). The blazer has made a definite statement in the most recent seasons, so finding one won’t be difficult. The real challenge comes with choosing the right one. If you are working in an environment with a conservative dress code, try a more traditionally tailored jacket from Banana Republic or J.Crew, and always remember to ask for the student discount at checkout! For more casual settings, add a bit of color to your look with one of the many options from Zara.