To fill you guys in, on May 9- 20 I will be interning. While disguising what proper work attire is, with my father, the fashion icon (that was written sarcastically but with love) as we were driving towards the air port ti pickup my missing wallet ; it dawned on me that work clothes are pretty boring. To be quite honest, the idea of wearing a suit makes me cringe. Lets be real, I am not a politician and I am no where close to my 60s. I was stuck in a pickle. How do I not look vanilla ( vanilla= basic, boring, bla, ) but also maintain an appropriate professionalism with the way I dress? The preppy look has always given off a nonchalant put together- ness. My idea, was to take the prep school look and add a little spice to it.
I found this knee length tan skirt from the thrift store. It is an essential part of the prep look but also adds a sporty vibe. Next a tucked in a white button down, that i took from my brother’s give away pile. Tucked in button down always provide a chic edge. However, you can use any shirt ex: light sweaters, long sleeve Ts… They are bullet proof. If it is manageable always add a belt. I am more of neutral, leather skinny belt kind of girl but feel free to mix things up and add a pop of color,crazy pattern or eye catching texture. Belt add an elegant simplicity and rustic vibe. Of course, I added a cardigan because no prep look would be complete without a sweater. However, rather than a simple cardigan, use an out of the box one. This one if from target, it is to the floor and light grey with buttons all the way down. For the spunk I added a wild pattern ( ha see what I did there). Do not shy away from animal prints! They show a free spirited, fun flirty side. Keep the jewelry simple and with warm gold and or copper tones. The hair I left down for a chill, beach waves kind of vibe.
For make up I stuck with warm neutrals, because who am I kidding that is all I ever wear. I wanted to punk up the look with a lavender,brown based metallic lipstick.I am obsessed with this color! Just remember that since you will be busy, makeup and outfit touch ups will be minimal. so, go easy with the makeup and go for a look that is light, comfortable and functional.