5 Power Outfits You Need for Your Summer Internship

How you dress for work not only expresses yourself but also gives you the confidence to dominate in the workplace. You know the feeling: that sense of power that comes from wearing a killer outfit. It can make you feel indestructible and ready to face any challenge. Well, when it comes to summer internships, a power outfit is exactly what you need to succeed. Here are some summer must-haves to keep you looking and feeling flawless.

1. Classic power suit

The power suit has come a long way from shoulder pads and pleated pants. Choosing a sleek pant with a matching blazer looks composed and ready to tackle anything. Plus, the layered blazer allows you to go sleeveless in the heat outside and add an extra layer in the office. Try to stay away from dark colors and opt for a statement hue to keep it light. Pair with a neutral pump, or flats depending on how formal you want to look. This Millennial pink statement suit from Zara ($188.60 for the set) is gorgeous and understated yet eye-catching, plus you can even wear the pieces separately to make more outfits.

2. Statement dress

Dresses are key when it comes to summertime internships because they keep you looking professional but comfortable. Opt for something sleeveless and pair with a blazer. Dresses that hit right above the knee will make your legs look longer and keep you looking in-season. This J.Crew paneled sheath dress ($148) is professional and fun—perfect for summer internships.

3. Relaxed pant

Sometimes the thought of wearing tight pants in the summer is cringe-worthy. If you still want to wear pants, but don’t want to deal with the uncomfortable side effects, a relaxed pant is your perfect alternative. This super glam look is effortless and professional. Pair with a statement heel and you’ll fuel your inner girl boss. These wide-leg pants from Soprano ($23.97) will give you major Victoria Beckham vibes.

4. Fun skirt

This is a great look to have in your wardrobe because it’s comfortable, casual and perfect for days when you feel like just throwing something on. A fun pattern serves as all the color you need. Pair it with a neutral top and shoe and you’ll be ready to head out the door. This skirt from Loft ($19.88) is bold and bright enough to keep you on your toes and feel ready for anything.

5. Simple neutral outfit

Sometimes you just aren’t feeling bright colors, and that’s where this outfit comes in. Choose a pant or long skirt in a dark navy and pair it with a white top to look composed and classy. Wear with a strappy shoe for some added chicness and you’ll be good to go. Having some staple neutrals in your closet is a must, and this sleek pant from Loft ($79.50) is a great place to start.

With these fabulous looks, you’ll be killing it this summer. When you look your best, you do your best, so use these outfits to dominate in the workplace.

Reilly Tuccinard is a University of South Carolina graduate with a love of writing, reading and learning. After spending two years as the Beauty Editor for Her Campus Media and the Editor-in-Chief of HC South Carolina, she is focusing on a career in creative strategy. Friends will tell you she's a a self-proclaimed Grey's Anatomy addict, she can't just watch a movie once and she is a firm believer in anything and everything chocolate. 

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