6 Outfits That Transition Easily from Class to Your Internship

You want to be classy and comfortable when running from class straight to your internship. This isn’t always easy to accomplish, especially on days when all you want is to wear sweatpants and a hoodie. But on days when your internship demands something a little nicer than your college sweatshirt, here are four outfits that are classy, comfy and fierce.

For the law intern

Law Intern


Coast kimono jacket



Lord & Taylor ankle jeans




As much as we all aspire to be like Elle Woods, in the real world, her iconic pink courtroom ensemble just won’t cut it. But that doesn’t mean you can’t still look good wearing something a little more classic. For any sort of corporate internship, it’s a good idea to go a little dressier with a classic blazer and dress pants. Channel your inner Elle Woods with a pink statement necklace, and you’ll be ready to rule the courtroom. And if you can't afford these swoon-worthy flats, you can try making them yourself!

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For the startup intern

Startup Intern

Topshop blue shirt



Black jeans



Billini short boots



Sam Edelman cuff bracelet



Express infinity scarf


Easy and comfortable is the name of the game here, so keep it simple. A denim shirt and black skinny jeans are a cool way to be stylish yet laid back. Pair that with a chunky scarf and some booties, and running from class to your internship will be a breeze.

For the media intern

Media Intern

Charlotte Russe crochet dress



Pierre Hardy royal blue flat



Karen Kane pendants necklace


In an industry like publishing, the dress code can be fairly casual, which gives you a lot of room to play with your style. Something like an effortless chiffon dress is comfortable, easy to put together in the morning, but doesn't feel overdressed for your 9 a.m. lecture.

For the tech intern

Tech Intern


Topshop long blazer



Mint Velvet pants



Tech giant Steve Jobs was known for two things: Apple and his signature black turtleneck. Although Jobs may not have been your go-to style guru, there was something to be said about his uniform. According to Brianne James, a junior at Ryerson University, “You can never go wrong with a turtleneck and high-waisted tapered trouser pants. Sometimes I even add a loose, soft-structured blazer. It sounds dressy, but it can easily be dressed down or dressed up! And it’s super breezy and comfortable.” Simple, chic, effective—Mr. Jobs would be proud.

For the creative intern

Marketing Intern

Ella Moss drape top



Flared skirt



You’re in an industry that is not super strict about dress code. In a business casual environment, you can put your own spin on classics. Iris Goldsztajn, a senior at UCLA, has two foolproof class-to-internship outfit combos. “I usually wear jeans with nice flats or sandals, and maybe a cute blazer," Iris says. "Otherwise, I’ll wear a skirt that’s both cute and long enough to be professional and a nice blouse. Obviously, this is a little more dressy than your typical campus yoga pants, but you can never be overdressed or overeducated, right?” We couldn't agree more.

For the PR intern

PR Intern

River Island sleeveless top




Zara skinny pants



Ankle strap sandals


Kelly Cutrone, legendary fashion PR maven, is known for her all-black uniform. If you're not ready to go full-out, follow her example but avoid the funeral look by wearing a bright blouse. There you go—you have a super chic, #girlboss look that transitions fiercely from class to your internship.

Whatever your style or internship may be, there are a ton of ways to dress professionally, comfortably and still show off who you are. Now get out there and work it, girl!

Micki Wagner is a senior at the University of Missouri-Columbia where she is pursuing a major in Magazine Journalism and a minor in Classics. When she's not writing, she can be found watching beauty videos on YouTube, wandering around bookstores and daydreaming about her celebrity crushes. In addition to writing for Her Campus, Micki also writes more personal pieces on her blog at https://theresidentialblonde.com/. You can follow her on Instagram @mickimouse95.

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