Winter Internship Fashion Basics

When the weather gets cold, all you want to do is curl up in sweatpants and a hoodie. But if you’re like me, you’ve got an internship to get to— and sweats and hoodies definitely don’t fit the office dress code. Here are some tips for your winter internship wardrobe… looking stylish, professional, and warm can be easier than you thought.

Combat gloomy weather with bright colors and patterns. A floral or print dress, worn above the knee (but not inappropriately short), is like a spot of sunshine in the drab office. Old Navy and Urban Outfitters make tons of cute print dresses in a variety of colors that work just as well in the winter workplace as they do in the summer sun— check out Old Navy’s Pleated Floral Print Dress ($29.50) in yellow print or Kimchi Blue Print Chiffon Sahara Dress from Urban Outfitters ($58).

Make your bright dress work- and weather-appropriate with dark extras: opaque tights, long cardigans and sophisticated boots. Get leggy in J. Crew’s grey Herringbone Tights ($22.50) or Banana Republic’s Checkered Dotted Tights in black ($17.00)- both fun alternatives to solid black and brown.

As for keeping warm, cover up with a solid cardigan in a dark hue, like Gap’s Ultimate Cardigan in black or light grey ($49.50) or Forever 21’s looser Slub Shawl Cardigan in dark grey or black ($17.80).

Last but not least, make the look sophisticated and professional with nice boots, either suede ankle booties like the “Pasadena” style from Jessica Simpson ($129) or a tall, to-the-knee leather pair like Steve Madden’s “Immense” boots ($199.95). And just like that– work and winter ready!


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