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Look for Less: Business Summer Internship

Look for Less: Business Summer Internship

Searching for the right summer internship wardrobe can be tough and pricey. Whether you've never owned a blazer before in your life or you're just looking for the perfect accent piece, keep reading for MODA's roundup of our favorite business casual looks, all for under $100!

Suiting

You can never really go wrong with a tailored navy or black blazer, but if your workplace dress code allows it, experimenting with linen and white suiting can help beat the summer heat. The blazer is the bedrock of any business casual look, so it's important to purchase one (or more) pieces that you know you'll feel comfortable and confident in on a daily basis. 

Dresses & Tops

Dresses and tops often occupy a grey area in terms of workplace appropriateness. While they make for a sophisticated and put-together look, be conscious of see-through materials, low necklines and dresses that are too short or too tight. It's typically safe to shop within the neutral color range (think white, grey, black, navy and beige), but pastels also work nicely in a summer setting.  

Bottoms

Pencil skirts have almost always been a workplace wardrobe staple, but they can feel confining–especially in the summer heat. Don't be afraid to experiment with loose fitting slacks or cropped trousers for a more comfortable and mobile look. 

Shoes & Accessories

Accessorizing in the workplace should be kept to a minimum. Opt for simple staple pieces that aren't too flashy and can be worn again and again. For shoes, only go for high heels if you're 100% confident in your ability to walk in them and remain comfortable throughout the entirety of your shift!

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Brands to Know: Taft

Brands to Know: Taft

Quad Style: Storm Taft

Quad Style: Storm Taft