Wednesday, September 21, 2016

OOTD: Black and White Polka Dots + Internship Approved Look

Last week I started my internship which I will have for the entire school year! I had an amazing first week and I am loving it so far. But, with an internship at a corporate office comes a more sophisticated style compared to just heading to class. Although I dress up for class normally, I want to be business casual at work with still touches of my personal style. So, this look is something a little like what I would wear to work! 

At work I usually try and keep things classy and sophisticated but fun. The office I'm in isn't super formal (aka no need for the power suit thank goodness!), but I still want to look professional. I tend to stick with skirts and tops or a dress. 
Note: This skirt is a little short to wear without tights to work, but once you add tights it becomes more appropriate! 

Mastering the business casual but not too casual dress code can be challenging. My best advice, you'd rather be too fancy then to casual. That's why I usually stay away from jeans. I like wearing chino shorts or other similar pants if it's cold out. But, normally I like to throw on a dress and sweater or a top and skirt combination. 

Ballet flats are usually a go-to for me when it comes to office footwear. You know they are acceptable because they are more formal, but they can be super comfortable as well! 

Another tip for establishing your internship or workplace wear is to see what others are wearing around you! If you see people wearing pants and you have a similar pair they are probably okay to wear. As a college intern you shouldn't go buy a whole new wardrobe for a new position. But, just take your wardrobe up to a more professional level then you may wear to class. I can assure you your boss doesn't want to see your sorority t-shirt if you are in a more corporate setting. 

Where it's from: 
Top: ZARA 
Skirt: American Apparel 
Necklace: J Crew 
Shoes: Tory Burch 
Bracelets: KJP, Alex and Ani 
Clutch: Ted Baker 
Photography: Maggie Anderson 

I am so excited to intern this school year for an amazing company and to experience so many new things! Not to mention it's fun leaving campus twice a week to have a taste of the real world. I'm interested to see, what do you wear to work? Let me know in the comments! 


  1. Your top is just the cutest, polka dots are so underrated!
    xo, Syd

    1. Thank you so much! And I know, polka dots are one of my favorite prints. Thanks for reading :)

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