You just closed your last textbook and opened a new chapter of your life – you graduated college! Although many parts of adulthood may have you feeling overwhelmed, your style should not be one of them. Here are a few tips that will hopefully make your transition from student to professional a little easier: 1. Simple Staples: These are the pieces in your wardrobe that you should feel completely comfortable investing money into. Lets be honest, graduating college also means paying off student loans + living paycheck to paycheck. However, investing in and taking care of simple staples (such as these pixie pants from J.Crew and simple black dress from Lily and Violet) will eventually have your wallet thanking you for not having to replace worn out clothing.
2. Accent Pieces: Keep in mind that sometimes less is more; you’re an adult now! But this doesn’t mean that “business casual” needs to be limited to neutral colors + pants suits. Spice up any outfit while still looking professional with accents of patterns (like these Steve Madden leopard flats and Stripe Blazer from ASOS) or bold colors.
3. Interview “Must Haves”: A very wise businessman once told me , “two things you always need to remember for an interview: an extra copy of your resume + a watch.” (thanks, dad). Not only does a watch add a great touch to any outfit – but it shows that you respect your time + the time of your interviewer.
4. Accessories: It’s time to bid farewell to your backpack and opt for a sleeker, more stylish way to carry around your laptop. For example, this Architect Bag from our own Minneapolis local Spring Finn & Co or the Transport Tote from Madewell.
Check out our Pinterest Board for more inspiration!