WVU student fashion: Finals wear
Published: Friday, April 27, 2012
Updated: Friday, April 27, 2012 02:04
In our final days of school, we are all concentrating on one thing: moving forward and leaving this year behind.
For some of us, this means going home and lying on the couch for two months or vacationing on a secluded, tropical island.
Unfortunately for most of us the end of the school year means the beginning of job searches.
Whether you’re graduating and looking for a potential career or simply looking to get your foot in the door as an intern, you’ll need to dress the part.
Because we are still young, it is often hard to finding comfortable business attire that doesn’t seem too dated.
Yes, suits are an important staple that every college student or graduate should own. You don’t, however, have to wear a three-piece suit every day.
The great thing about a neutral suit is that it can be broken into many different outfits.
For girls, getting a well-fitting skirt and pants will be of great value. You can pair them with blouses for every season.
You don’t have to think of business wear as the end of looking sexy, either. As long as you invest in quality pieces, bare knees and exposed arms are completely acceptable.
For men, however, three-piece suits are a great investment. You can dress it up and wear all three or go for a more laid back look by pairing the pants with a tieless dress shirt.
The vest is a creative way to get that "GQ"look or a great style to match a pair of jeans on a night out.
Another fun way to play up your work outfit is finding the right accessories.
Shoes, purses and jewelry can kick any boring outfit up a notch.
Never underestimate the importance of the little black dress, but, even more importantly, never forget how simple accessories can completely change the look of that same LBD.
For the workplace, the equivalent of the little black dress would be a great-fitting dress in a neutral color that is not as harsh as black.
A navy blue, grey or tan dress can be paired with just as many, if not more, accessory options that are both work-appropriate and still sexy.
When choosing shoes, remember that you can show off your long, sexy legs without developing high heel-related problems. Leave your 5-inchers at home; stilettos are for the dance floor, not the conference room.
The same idea goes for makeup. Trade the go-to sexy, cat eyes and red lips for a more subtle, equally sexy daytime look. Instead, try a smoky purple or brown eye and pink or nude lip.
During the day, play up your skin with rosy blushes and glowing bronzers.
When it comes to balancing your professional and personal looks, remember that less is more.
Follow one of the golden rules of fashion: after you’re done getting ready, look in the mirror and take one accessory off.
You want to look put together and neat, so keep your lines clean and your accessories simple.
Don’t worry, you’re allowed to pack a pair of stilettos and red lipstick for happy hour!