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Summer internship capsule wardrobe

what to wear to a summer internship
summer internship capsule wardrobe

College student summer internship capsule wardrobe from top left: blue blouse / navy blazer / classic black loafer / silver hoops / golf shirt / black tote / navy trousers /

Summer vacation is here! Do you have a college student heading off to an internship with a closet full of college tee’s, sweatshirts, pajama pants, sweatpants, jeans, and shorts? Yup, me too! This means your college student, and mine, will need a few office appropriate wardrobe staples to get through the summer. So, I put together a summer internship capsule wardrobe for my daughter, and yours!

The key part of a summer internship capsule wardrobe is to make everything mix and match, as well as not go out of style. This is important because your daughter can wear these items again next summer, and also when she starts her real job after graduation. They can also be worn for on campus career events during the school year.

I recommend one simple suit. Since it gets warm here in the summer, we opted for a summer suit in navy; not linen, just lighter weight than a wool suit. This way she can get away with wearing it during the school year for on campus career events. A navy suit can be mixed and matched with other pants and the trousers can be worn alone with a blouse for a business casual look. A suit can be broken up into multiple outfits, making it the base of the capsule wardrobe.

To keep things simple, we picked up two blouses and three golf shirts. This is a one-week wardrobe. All of the tops match the navy suit in shades of blue, green, and beige. This eliminates needing to think in the morning since everything matches. After all, college students are not typically morning people.

College students tend to live in sneakers and flip flops, so I would only invest in one pair of comfortable and classic shoes. We went with classic black loafers. She can wear these for years and they are comfortable. Perfect!

One useful work tote is ideal for a summer internship. It fits an iPad or notepad for note taking, snacks, and everything she will need for a day at work. If you have an extra tote to lend her, that’s the best way to go. If not, I would invest in a classic black work tote such as the one pictured. She will get a ton of use out of it both during summer internships and when she starts her career after graduation. It is the perfect investment bag for a college student with big goals!

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This is a small and timeless summer internship capsule wardrobe your college student can use for years. It can also be worn in formal office environments as well as business casual. Love that!

Wishing your student good luck in her internship, and a fabulous future career!

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO
Cathy


Designer or Deal Cap Toe Shoes

Designer or Deal: Cap Toes Shoes from top: designer cap toe shoes / affordable cap toe shoes /

Cap toe shoes are a timeless shoe design. I am sure you have owned at least one pair at some point in your life. This classic shoe style is always in fashion, although, for the spring/summer 2024 season they are extremely hot. So, if you already own a pair, fabulous! If not, read on . . .

Slingback cap toe shoes are hot right now; especially with texture such as a natural fabrication. The low block heel, natural fabric and slingback style offers the perfect structured shoe for the warm weather season. This cap toe shoe style can be worn with business casual attire as well as dresses for graduation, high tea, outdoor luncheon’s and more. Love it!

The natural fabrication has added new life to this classic shoe style for the spring 2024 season, and I am here for it! I already purchased the affordable pair; which happens to have built in arch support, making it the perfect shoe in my opinion. Love!

What do you think of this new twist on an old favorite shoe style? Will you be rocking it this spring/summer season? Are you splurging for the designer pair or going for the affordable pair with arch support?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy


Designer or Deal North South tote

Designer or Deal North/South tote: designer tote / luxury brand tote /

The classic north/south tote style is hot this year. So, if you have one tucked away in the back of your closet, pull it out and rock it! If not, you might consider investing in one if you think this slouchy tote style will fit into your lifestyle.

Of course, the designer version of this popular handbag style is well over $1000, but luckily not too high priced as it is still under $2000. If you are looking for something a little softer on your bank account, this mid-priced version from a fabulous luxury brand might be more up your alley. It is under $1000 and features excellent quality and craftsmanship. This is the one on my wish list!

I love this soft neutral hue as we move through spring and head into summer. It will also play well with fall’s upcoming color palette. Love that!

What do you think of the slouchy, north/south tote look?

Thanks for stopping by!

XOXO

Cathy