STYLE ADVICE OF THE WEEK: As Summer Fades to Fall

It is that time of the summer, when internships are starting to end as Fashionistos and Fashionistas all across the country prepare to go back to school. Before retiring your business casual looks to the back of your closet until next summer’s job comes along, try incorporating internship appropriate looks into casual everyday attire.

I spotted this Fashionista downtown after a long day interning with a prestigious Italian designer. She told me that she needed to be dressed appropriately both for work and to meet up with friends afterwards. She paired a royal blue collared button down with a black high-waisted pleated skirt and neutral toned wedges. These two pieces are both essential and versatile which give her a lot of flexibility to mix and match them in the upcoming months ahead.

Want to wear these pieces in both the office and the classroom? It is relatively easy to transform this look from working business woman to hard working student. For back to school, layer a neutral toned crew neck tank top with a royal blue button down tucked into a pair of high-waisted skinny jeans. Either ankle boots or ballet flats (and a backpack) will complete this back-to school look.

Additionally, a black pleated skirt like this can be worn over any short or long sleeve fitted shirt.

Hint: Don’t forget to add a bold gold necklace to accentuate the gold detailing of the skirt’s side buttons. This style skirt is also available in a variety of colors and patterns which are perfect for the fall. Even if it gets cold, adding a pair of patterned tights and combat boots will keep you warm and fashionable through the cool fall months. Whichever way you decide to wear it, this top and skirt are perfect in a variety of seasons and not just for interning Fashionistas.

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