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Intern Essentials for Men by Jolene Taracatac

Updated: Jun 13, 2019



Taking on an internship is a major step in preparing for your career. It may be overwhelming when you look at your wardrobe and realize you might not have the pieces you need to look like a man who is ready to make serious strides toward his career. That’s why we want to make it easier for you. We made a list of some essential pieces you’ll need to look sharp and leave the best first impressions at your new job starting from the bottom-up.


The Right Shoes


For your new internship, you’ll want to own a nice pair of dress shoes in a neutral color: black, navy, or brown. Below are some great shoe options in different styles.



Pants


Wear pants. Check your company’s dress code to see what is acceptable but we recommend staying away from shorts unless that is the company norm. Your pants should also be in neutral colors like black, navy, or khaki. They should be no baggier than a straight leg style. Pants that sit at the natural waist tend to look more flattering than pants that sit too low.


Pay attention to where your pants break. A break is the fold your pants make above where your pants meet your shoes. No break means your pants are barely touching your shoes. No break is more acceptable in today’s world and considered fashion forward but not favored by more traditional folks. If you’re not sure, we suggest sticking with a slight to medium break. Your shoe should be mostly visible and the pant legs should not touch the ground.


Although you can get lucky with pants that fit perfectly straight off the rack it’s often not the case considering different heights and body types. If you can, try to get your pants tailored for the perfect fit. In the long run, it will be worth the investment since you’ll be able to wear the pants past your internship and into your career.



Shirts


Collared shirts like button ups and polos are great for internship attire.



Accessories


Don’t forget that details are the difference between good and great. A brown, black, or navy belt is a detail that will pull your whole look together. It will help you look more polished. A nice watch is also a great way to upgrade your internship style and look more sophisticated.



Thank you Jolene Taracatac, CEO Style Squad App for this article. Looking forward to one on fashion for women soon. You can reach Jolene at jolene@stylesquadapp.com and be sure to sign up for StyleSquadApp using this link


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