Save or Splurge: Internship-Ready Dresses

Summer is approaching sooner than you think, and you still need to fill up that closet with more summer internship appropriate pieces. Well, you’re in luck, because I still have a couple ideas up my sleeve that can help you with that process.

This is for one of those days when your alarm doesn’t go off or you just simply don’t know what to wear for that day. Dresses are always my go-to for these types of situations. However, I don’t think our summer dresses will make the cut for our goal of creating a professional summer outfit.

In finding a dress for the office, make sure that it covers in all the right places and has a structured fit.

This LOFT dress does just that: It’s sleeveless, but it has a halter neckline that covers most of the chest and shoulders. The cutout above the chest gives the dress a fun feel while keeping what should be covered, well, covered.

LOFT, Asymmetrical Hem Sleeveless Dress; $59.99

The elastic waist will define your body, giving a structured look to what otherwise is also a fun, flirty dress. An asymmetrical hemline will make you stand out from the A-lined dresses and look on-trend at the office. Pair this $59.99 dress with minimum jewelry and pumps to look successful without sacrificing fashion. It’s also available in three different colors, too!

However, you can get a similar look for half the price with this Old Navy dress.

Old Navy, Women’s Split-Neck Sleeveless Dresses; $29.94 

Even though it doesn’t have an asymmetrical hemline, the dress has a halter neckline with a perfect slit-neck that ends right above the chest. It has empire waist, which can give you the illusion that you are taller than you actually are! So flats, preferably nude to keep the professional tone, can definitely be paired with it. The best part: It’s only $29.94.

NOTE: Keep in mind you can always throw a cardigan or light jacket over your dress for the office. You can use this to dress the outfit up or down depending on what you think is best for your workplace. Also, it tends to be a bit on the chilly side in some work environments, so keeping a cardigan handy is always a good idea!

So for a quick and easy, chic piece for your closet, will you save … or will you splurge?

This fashion piece is part of Sazanka Idris’ weekly lifestyle column, “Save or Splurge,” which compares products or services to help college students manage their budgets.

By: Sazanka Idris | Image: Source


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