The summer has officially kicked off and many of us young college students have started our summer 2012 internships! I spotted this Fashionista on her lunch break from her internship at epic records and couldn’t resist asking her about what she was wearing. Internships are a tricky thing to dress for — you can’t be too casual or revealing, but you also don’t want to be plain or boring.  This Fashionista found that absolute perfect balance with a clean-lined ensemble and small accessories that made her outfit pop.

Name: Cali Faulkner

Major: Political Science

Year: Junior

College Fashionista: What are you wearing?

Cali Faulkner: I am wearing pants from Comptoir des Cottoniers, sandals from Dolce Vita, a T-shirt from Intermix and the sweater is J.Crew.  The scarf was a birthday gift from years ago and has been a staple in my closet ever since!

CF:  What is the most important thing to you when you dress for your internship?

Cali Faulkner: The most important question I ask myself every morning before I leave is: can I walk 20 blocks in this outfit? I always try to put together nice outfits to work but I commute and need to be able to last the whole day. The trick is to be able to balance the two.

CF: What is your Favorite Item in your closet this summer?

Cali Faulkner: My favorite item is a Seneca Falls white dress. It has a really great neckline and a flattering fit. It’s great to throw on for any occasion.

CF: What three words would you use to describe your style?

Cali Faulkner:  Electric, unexpected, and practical.

How To: To get this classic look for your internship start with the major component to your outfit, whether it is a high-waisted skirt or in this case high-waisted pants.  Once you have the major component to the outfit then there is the flexibility to get creative and find those fun, yet subtle items in your closet. The best way to get an appropriate outfit for an internship is to keep a simple structure like the pants, shirt, and sweater, but then really find the pieces with fine details like the Intermix shirt she is wearing that has faint stripes contrasted against her crocheted sweater from J Crew. Add a pop of color with a scarf or necklace and there it is the perfect outfit to wear to a summer internship!

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