Style Syllabus: How To Dress For Internship Interviews

It’s interview time for all you summer internship hopefuls! We know the process can be nail-bitingly stressful—but worrying about what to wear to an internship interview should be last on your mind. Follow this no-brainer guide to make your interview experience a little less nerve-wracking. Even though we might not be here to help out with gussying up your resume or concocting interviewing strategies, we're here to make sure you're stepping out with your best (closed-toe) foot forward! Here's a simple formula for concocting a fail-proof interview outfit.
(Interviewing at a more corporate environment? Check out our tips for dressing for a professional interview).
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The Foundation—A neutral colored button-up or collared blouse is imperative for mixing and matching with other separates. Consider this your base to build upon!
Above, from left: Hobbs Military Shirt, $142, available at House of Fraser; ASOS Pussybow Blouse, $43.03, available at ASOS; Topshop White Sleeveless Peter Pan Collar Tiered Blouse, $66, available at Topshop; Cheap Monday Button-Up Blouse, $70, available at Shopbop.
Get Blazin'—Blazers lend a “I mean serious business” edge to any outfit. Regardless of how professional or casual the work environment is, you can't go wrong with a tailored, slim-fit jacket.
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Above, from left: Silence and Noise Perfect Blazer, $78, available at UrbanOutfitters; T by Alexander Wang Blazer, $200, available at Net-A-Porter; Zara Single Button Blazer, $79.90, available at Zara; Topshop Mint Co-Ordinating Linen Blazer, $120, available at Topshop.
Length Game—Make sure your skirt reaches the knee at least, or just opt for chic trousers. Fit and fabric are key—don't skimp on these!
Above, from left: Theory Max CC Cropped Pant, $225, available at Theory; White House Black Market Dot Cutout Pencil Skirt, $118, available at WHBM; Tibi Twill Tapered Pants, $285, available at Net-a-Porter; Banana Republic Sleek Suit Skirt, $ 69.50, available at Banana Republic.
Accessorize Smartly—Play it safe in closed-toe heels, subtle accessories, and natural makeup. The interview is the time to let your personality shine through, not have your outfit and accessories steal the show.
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Clockwise from above left: Katie Diamond Astrid Studs, $126, available at Katie Diamond; Pour La Victoire Irina Black Suede Pump, $222, available at Lori's; Alexis Bittar Liquid Gold Orbiting Cuff, $195, available at Alexis Bittar; Talbots Double-Handle Satchel, $159, available at Talbots.
Clockwise, from above left: Zara Suede Ankle Boot, $89.90, available at Zara; Topshop Leather Foldover Lock Satchel, $100, available at Topshop; Rachel Roy Multi Charm Pendant, $28, available at Rachel Roy; Kate Spade New York Square Stude Earrings, $38, available at Endless.
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