It’s spring! Flowers are blooming, and students are graduating. It’s a time of renewal, celebration and new beginnings. Companies are looking for potential employees and interns to add to their team. It’s the season to #network. If you have yet to solidify an outfit for an upcoming interview, now is the time to start planning!
You might be wondering what does “profesh” even mean? Profesh is an abbreviation for professional. It’s used among the younger generation that also thinks #adulting is a struggle. Creating a professional outfit can be a tough task. You want to consider buying basic pieces such as blazers, pants, or skirts, in staple colors such as black or navy.
#PowerStance #PowerSuit (PC: Christina Johnston)
I would wear this pantsuit for a more formal networking event or an interview. Mine is from Ann Taylor. You might be thinking Ann Taylor? Isn’t that for old ladies? Haha. I used to work there, and I promise they keep up with the trends! Check out some other interview outfit ideas here.
Hair curled and half up in a top knot bun (PC: Christina Johnston)
I actually bought this suit jacket and trouser pant before I started working there. Ann Taylor gives a 15 percent off student discount. The jacket is in the 100-dollar range, but it is good quality and worth the investment. If you’re not down with the price, I found a more affordable suit jacket and similar suit pants from H&M.
Close up of polka dot blouse with the two-button blazer (PC: Christina Johnston)
This knee-length pencil skirt is a good option for an outside event if it’s a sunny day. The skirt gives you more room to breathe than the trouser pants.
Black blazer, polka dot skirt, and pointy toed flats make for a trendy yet “profesh” look. (PC: Christina Johnston)
I chose these shoes because they’re a fun alternative for heels. They’re not your typical flats. They’re on trend but still “profesh.”
I recommend buying tops or skirts in patterns or colors that can showcase your personality. Keep in mind, some colors or patterns may be too much. Here are some tips on what patterns can be appropriate. Polka dots are my pattern. The black and white polka dots on my skirt are bold, but classic. In my first outfit I chose to incorporate polka dots in my blouse. The pattern allows me to be myself while still looking “profesh.” In both outfits I try to convey that I am fun but also ready to get down to business.
First impressions are everything. If you go in with at least one item of clothing that feels like you, you’ll probably be a lot more confident. Remember when you look good, you feel good. Check out more tips to dress for success here.
Looking good, feeling great (PC: Christina Johnston)
Stay profesh my friends,