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From Ed’s Guest Blogger: Your Ultimate Internship Fashion Guide

By Audree López

Let’s take it back to the early 2000s for a minute and let me paint two scenes for you. The first: Our forever girl-crush Lauren Conrad, in the first episode of The Hills, rushing to her interview at Teen Vogue. She’s crunched for time and is ironing her skirt with her flatiron (been there, done that, and I’ll do it again).

Or the second: When Miranda Priestly meets Andy Sachs in The Devils Wears Prada and says, “You have no sense of fashion.”

Andy starts to reply, “I think that depends on…”

“No, no, that wasn’t a question.”

And you think to yourself, “Is this really what it’s like?” As if there isn’t enough to worry about before starting your internship. It’s like the first day of school all over again—Will you fit in? Will you like the other interns? Will they like you? Do I bring coffee or is it free? (I know, the really important questions!)

At least for me, the main question is always “What do I wear?” Forget the business suits—I’ve got the inside scoop on how to dress for each editorial department from fashion to social media:

Editorial Department
As an editorial intern you’ll be doing research, pitching articles, and assisting the magazine’s editors. You need to look polished, chic, and ready to an interview at a moment’s notice.

Editorial

Shop the look here:

SHIRT | PANTS | NECKLACE | HEELS | PURSE

Your Outfit Must-Haves

  • Loose blouse
  • Tailored or skinny pant
  • Classic pump
  • Piece of statement jewelry
  • Statement tote

Follow these editors on Instagram for inspiration: @katherinepower@christenebarberich, @amilli0naire

Fashion Department
Trust me, strutting down New York streets in heels is not as glamorous as it may seem. As a fashion intern, you might be running garment bags around the city or walking around the fashion closet to prepare for a shoot. Dress chic and comfy because you won’t stop moving all day.

Fashion

Shop the look here:

BLAZER | SHIRT | PANTS | NECKLACE | WATCH | BOOTS | PURSE

Your Outfit Must-Haves

  • Statement outer layer
  • Skinny jeans
  • Classic blouse
  • Chic shoe
  • Accessories
  • Tote

Follow these editors on Instagram for inspiration: @joannahillman,@becky_malinsky, @jamesdemolet

Beauty Department
Your day might consist of desk-side meetings with beauty companies or researching the best new beauty trends of the season.

Beauty

Shop the look here:

SWEATER | SKIRTNECKLACE | HEELS | CLUTCH

Your Outfit Must-Haves

  • Professional top layer
  • Structured skirt
  • Heel
  • Statement clutch
  • Dainty jewelry

Follow these editors on Instagram for inspiration: @kristiedash, @elainewelteroth

Art/Photo Department
Be ready to jump between working on set at photo shoots and helping the team with magazine layouts.

Art_Photo

Shop the look here:

SHIRT | JEANS | CUFF | LOAFERS | PURSE

Your Outfit Must-Haves

  • Patterned blouse
  • Boyfriend jeans
  • Bucket bag
  • Loafer
  • Unique jewelry piece

Follow these editors on Instagram for inspiration: @ivanshaw, @jakerosenberg

Web Department
The web team doesn’t stop working—from scouring the Internet for the hottest stories to scheduling social media blasts, you’re the first to provide the news to the world. Dress comfy and be ready to be at your computer all day.

Web_Social

Shop the look here:

BLAZER | SHIRT | PANTS | NECKLACE | SNEAKERS | PURSE

Your Outfit Must-Haves

  • Boyfriend blazer
  • Classic white tee
  • Skinny jean
  • Leather tote
  • Classic Adidas sneakers

Follow these editors on Instagram for inspiration: @evachen212, @itstamyodell, @sophiachabbott

Audree Lopez is a guest blogger at Ed2010, sharing her style tricks and tips to help you have a fashionable step forward in the industry. She’s a fashion closet assistant and personal stylist by day, fashion and lifestyle blogger of simplyaudreekate.com by night. This Arizona native loves thrift shopping, strong cups of coffee, and finding the best places to eat in the city. Follow @simplyaudreekate on Instagram and Twitter.

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