School is out, and for college students everywhere, that means one thing: a summer internship. The perfect position requires the perfect wardrobe, but don’t let the stereotypical frumpy suit get you down. Here are business-casual ideas that will keep ladies and gents looking trendy—and appropriate—at the office.
Outfit 1: For a work-to-weekend look, flaunt a comfortable dress with a blazer and pair of printed flats.
Isabel Textured Dress ($58) at Francesca’s | Classic Pique Blazer ($88) at Gap | Steve Madden Heaven Leopard Ballet Flat ($39.95) at DSW | Set Stone Flex Bracelet ($49) at Lucky Brand
Outfit 2: Rock your meetings in a bright pencil skirt and a lightweight striped blazer. To finish the outfit, throw on nude pumps and a colorful but subtle statement necklace.
Solid Pencil Skirt ($22) at Kohl’s | Sleeveless Button-Front Top ($22.94) at Old Navy | Tailored Blazer ($34.99) at Target | Floral Charm Necklace ($34.50) at J.Crew Factory | Melanie High Heel Pump ($29.99) at Target
Outfit 3: Go bold with a pair of patterned cropped pants and a bright blouse. Add nude flats and a clear necklace for a sophisticated-fashionista look.
Naya Pocket Blouse ($46) at Tobi | Hampton-Fit Geo Jacquard Crop ($89.50) at Banana Republic | Scrunch Ballet Flat ($16.99) at Target | Crystal Collar Necklace ($40) at Nordstrom
Outfit 1: For ultimate comfort, wear tailored khakis with a crew neck sweater and a gray blazer. Add a pair of slip-on penny loafers to complete your preppy-with-an-edge outfit.
Wool Sport Coat ($69.99) at JCPenney | Crewneck Sweater ($44.95) at Gap | Tailored Khakis ($54.95) at Gap | Howland Penny Loafers ($98.90) at Nordstrom
Outfit 2: As hot summer days approach, it’s important to have outfits that can stand alone without a jacket. Try slim-fit chinos with a printed, tailored shirt and oxfords to stay cool.
Aiden Slim-Fit Chino ($69.50) at Banana Republic | Ludlow Spread-Collar Shirt ($88) at J.Crew | Cognac Belt ($16.99) at Target | Digby Brogue Oxfords ($158) at Banana Republic
Outfit 3: For casual days at the office, wear dark-wash jeans, a khaki linen blazer and suede boots. The weight of the blazer is perfect for summer and can be dressed up with slacks for a more formal look.
Khaki Linen Blazer ($225) at Banana Republic | Oxford Button-Down Shirt ($32.99) at Kohl’s | Slim Straight Jeans ($69.50) at Calvin Klein | Clarks Originals Desert Boot ($120) at Nordstrom
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