Culture. Style. Taste.

 

Culture. Style. Taste.

You know what they say: first impressions are everything. Summer internships are right around the corner, meaning it’s time to start thinking about how you’ll “dress to impress” and put your best foot forward from the moment you step into that office. Depending on the company for which you intern, you’ll likely be asked to dress in either business professional or business casual attire. While definitions of the two may vary between companies, our advice is it’s always best to go overdressed.

With that in mind, here are some outfits that are sure to make an impactful impression:

 

Business Professional – Men

For guys, business professional means a suit (we’re looking at you, future financial analysts). Although you might dread getting it on in the morning, a suit is will have you feeling as professional as you look. These textured pieces will add a subtle touch of flair that will make you stand out while keeping it classy. As for accessories, you can never go wrong with a practical reversible belt and perhaps a slick watch to match.

Slim Solid Gray Wool-Blend Modern Tech Suit Jacket

Available at Banana Republic.

Slim Solid Gray Wool-Blend Modern Tech Suit Pant

Available at Banana Republic

Madison Relaxed-Fit Dress Shirt

Available at Brooks Brothers

Eagle-Patterned Tie

Available at Brooks Brothers

Massimo Black Box Dress Shoes

Available at Steve Madden

Business Professional – Women

For ladies, business professional means it’s time to grab a blazer and some closed-toe shoes. This look requires a power suit vibe. The inverted lapel long blazer and matching pants with a fabric-covered belt from Zara will unleash your inner girl boss with a chic, bold look. To complete the fit, pick up a pair of pointed toe pumps and a poplin dress shirt.

Inverted Lapel Long Blazer

Available at Zara

Pants with Fabric-Covered Belt

Available at Zara

Vala Bone Multi

Available at Steve Madden

Business Casual – Men

Business casual is not as casual as the name implies, but it’s certainly more comfortable. For this look, you can leave the jacket and tie behind. A long sleeve button-up and chinos are the main pieces with essential accessories including a pair of crisp, clean white kicks. Add a touch of pizzaz with a stripped or otherwise patterned shirt.

Slim Premium Poplin Dress Shirt

Available at Banana Republic

Hillma SS Seersucker Stripe Shirt

Available at Ted Baker

Genbee Casual Relaxed Chinos

Available at Ted Baker

Burnished-Leather Low-Profile Trainers with Rubber Sole

Available at BOSS

Business Casual – Women

Business casual is always fun for the ladies, and a trendy structured jacket and skirt set – with gorgeous color, texture and details – will have you owning the room. A neutral collared dress like the one seen below is yet another classic, reliable, and effortlessly stylish option, especially when paired with a secondary neutral in the form of bone-colored heeled sandals.

Tweed Jacket With Shine

Available at Maje

Shiny Tweed Skirt

Available at Maje

Wilfred Eleta Linen Dress

Available at Aritzia

Kellie Sandal

Available at Coach

Ready to build a confidence-boosting internship wardrobe? Shop these looks and endless others at Aventura Mall. Call 305-935-1110 for more information.