How to Dress For Your Internship

One week of office chic.

As summer draws ever closer, so does fashion internship season, and with it comes the matter of dressing for your placement. Interning often provides that dreaded “smart casual” dress code - the definition of fashion limbo. What in the hell constitutes as “smart casual?” Can you wear jeans? Can you ever get away with sneakers? One is inevitably left wondering how to look cute-yet-professional-yet-casual all at the same time. Well, fear not! Couturesque is here to help. We’ve scoured social media for some of the best outfit inspo to calm all of your work wardrobe worries this internship season.

Whether it’s oversized bell sleeves or a funky print, add some excitement to more tailored look and 'wow' the office in a statement blouse this summer.  Feel free to swap the trainers for a pair of Gucci-esque loafers to smarten things up.

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While jeans are pretty casual, they’re easily smartened up by adding a blazer and heels. The jean suit is the perfect laid back alternative to the pant suit.

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You can never go wrong with a little black dress paired with black boots – the perfect combo to make you feel dressed up yet comfortable.

Fact: clothes always look smarter in white. Thus a white wide leg pant is a great way to add some cute summer fun into your work wardrobe.

When the end of the week hits, what better way to relax than wear some smart pyjamas to work. Make a cute oversized shirt into a dress, play around with layers, and top it all off with your comfiest pair of flats.

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Main image via @_yanyanchan

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WHO: Xenia, Managing Fashion Editor at Couturesque magazine
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I founded Couturesque Magazine when I was 15 years old because like many of my peers, I felt ignored and talked down to by all of the other teen fashion publications out there. I figured that at the end of the day, the people who knew the most about my generation, were the people who belonged to it. The fashion industry is becoming increasingly dependent on the creativity of younger voices who challenge the status quo and make us rethink what we wear and why we wear it. And that is exactly what Couturesque set out to celebrate - authenticity, intelligence, originality, and diversity... in other words, what makes Gen-Z tick. Fast-forward to 2016 and we now have a staff of more than a dozen fashion distruptors contributing to our daily content from all around the globe, 100K+ readers following us from Toronto to New York, to London, Copenhagen, Berlin, Tokyo, and Tel Aviv, and a plethora of big-wig industry fans and collaborators. But what matters to us the most is the responsibility that our publication has to make a positive impact in the lives of those who come across it - we stand against retouching our photoshoots and we stand for sharing the beautiful, individual, complex voices of everyone, especially those who feel marginalized by mainstream fashion media. We hope that you love our site as much as we do and that you take the time to follow us (Facebook / Twitter / Instagram / Pinterest / Tumblr / Snapchat / YouTube) throughout our journey to make fashion accessible to the powerful young adults of today.

Tia Elisabeth Glista
Editor in Chief