WHAT TO WEAR: Career Fair

It’s getting to be that time of the year again, when the summer internship searches begin once more. A career fair is a great chance to meet face-to-face with future summer employers, and it is especially important that you make a great first impression to go along with your stellar resume. If you are dressed to the nines you will stand out among the other hopefuls, and your confidence will carry you all the way through.

Colored jeans were the hottest trend last spring and summer with colors like mint and turquoise providing a pop of color to every outfit. However, this is one trend that I was unsure how to evolve into winter appropriate attire. It had quickly became clear that my hot pink skimmers just didn’t mesh as well with a wool sweater with elbow patches as it did with a tank top and jean jacket.

This Fashionista makes a seamless transition from summer to winter with these sunny yellow jeans. Tucked into her adorable lace-up brown boots that have a Victorian edge, these pants brighten up her outfit and are perfect for the colder season. Her navy corduroy blazer and relaxed white top provide a more interesting alternative to the average black blazer and starched button-down, yet retain the formality that a career fair requires. Add an interesting necklace like this tortoiseshell and gold piece to the ensemble to break up the color-blocked feel and to tie the whole outfit together.

The recruiters at career fairs see hundreds of people over the span of a few hours, many of whom are vying for the same position as you are. To stick out in their minds, think outside of the box when it comes to your look and venture away from the typical business-casual attire. Wearing a pop of color like this Fashionista will give you a head start and your resume and enthusiasm will carry you the rest of the way!

One Simple Change: This pair of jeans is one article of clothing that will be able to stay in your wardrobe year-round depending on what it is paired with! Pair them with cute printed TOMs and a simple white T-shirt, and you have an outfit that’s easy to throw on for an early morning class.