12 Items Every Successful Intern Needs In Her Closet

School has started and you’ve finally landed that amazing internship. The only thing missing now is the perfect wardrobe to go with it. Let’s be real, you’re in college, on a budget and probably don’t plan on wearing your intern attire to your 8 am classes. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up items that are not only affordable, but can be easily worn outside of your internship (a.k.a. definitely worth the purchase). With everything from that perfect blazer to motivating notebooks, here, 12 pieces that will keep you feeling and looking successful at your internship this fall and beyond.

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

Tailored Trousers

Keep your trousers looking sleek, but opt for a fun shape like a culotte or wide-leg.


A notebook gets you organized, and an inspiring cover keeps you motivated.

Age-Appropriate Pumps

Choose a pair that is appropriate in height and style. (You aren't the boss just quite yet.)

Versatile Blouse

Pick a blouse that you can pair with everything from tailored trousers to jeans on a "casual Friday" so that you never run out of options.

Chic Commuter Bag

Whether you're trekking to the subway or stuck in traffic, you'll need a bag that fits everything you need while still looking polished.

Modest Dress

A simple dress can be perfect for the office, and easily glammed up with heels and accessories for a night out after work.

Fun Laptop Case

Your laptop case should look just as put-together as you. Opt for one in a unique texture.

Personalized Necklace

A personalized necklace is the perfect simple accessory to go with any office attire.

Festive Flats

Lace-up flats are cute and practical. What more could you ask for?

Midi Skirt

A midi skirt in a bold print adds life to a more conservative silhouette. Pair it with a classic blouse or structured crop-top.

Classic Watch

A watch is timeless, classic and will always keep you on time.