4/22/14

2 Staples, 5 Styles | Working Girl Fashion for the Job Hunt


With springtime here and graduation right around the corner, 'tis the season for interviews. Whether you're on a hunt for a full-time job (like me) or searching for your summer internship, it's important to revamp not only your resume and online presence but also your working girl wardrobe.


It's easy to get caught up in and stressed out about having a professional wardrobe, but it is possible to have a versatile, affordable set of outfits. The key is starting with a couple basics that you can switch up and swap out for other pieces. I'm a planner. And as I'm filling out job apps, sending out resumes, and writing cover letters, I'm also pre-planning a few go-to interview looks. (In hopes that I can avoid that crazy hustle of changing outfits five times.)

My staples are pictured above: A navy blue blazer that I scored for cheap. (Yay, thrifting!) And a great pair of greige (grey/beige) trousers that I spent a bit more on. Based on the blouses, shoes, and accessories I already have at home, I Polyvore'd five different looks that I can reach for on those important days.



Minty Fresh Profesh
Pale minty green with navy, gold, and a hint of pink.
Minty Green Blouse + Navy Pumps + Clear Glasses + 
Brown Leather Tote + Gold Boyfriend Watch + Rosy Lips 





Biz Casual Crimson
A bold pop of red can be toned down with earthy hues of brown.
Red Blouse + Brown T-Strap Pumps + Red Glasses + 
Brown Messenger Bag + Gold BF Watch + Long Necklace




Not-too-Corporate Coral
I can't resist a good shade of coral in the springtime. Ground it with navy.
Coral Blouse + Coral Patent Pumps + Tortoise Shell Specs +
 Brown Leather Tote + Gold BF Watch + Simple Studs




Blushing Business Casual
Perk up with some pink. Blush and beige are a pretty pair next to navy.
Pale Pink Blouse + Beige Loafers + Navy Blazer + 
Beige Leather Tote + Gold BF Watch + Natural Lipstick





A Little Prep in Your Step
Give gingham the green light by dressing it up a navy blazer and green flats.
Blue Gingham Shirt + Green Flats + Gold BF Watch +
Camel Colored Tote + Pink Lipstick + Clear Glasses


Which is your favorite look for a 
navy blazer and greige trousers?





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