"What to wear for a fashion magazine internship?"
I got this in my FB mailbox a few days ago:
First of all, thank you so much Jenny for trusting me with your fashion questions, I really appreciate this!
I also had my own share of experiences in being a Summit Media intern. In my third year in college, I spent my summer interviewing and writing articles, and assisting in photo shoots for Summit's Smart Parenting. It was a super productive 2 months, but in terms of my outfit...Napapakanta nalang ako ng If only I can turn back tiiiime.... Haha!
With S.P. Magazine's Ms. Tin. She took me to so many shoots. :) <3
I didn't dressed my best that time, as in TSINELAS mode almost everyday! Maybe because I wasn't super pressured since the magazine isn't really on fashion. Although sayang since the work environment is super fashown...We were few cubicles away from Preview Mag!
So, if I can only flashback circa 2006 and be an OJT again in a magazine, here's my "what to wear" guide:
I'd wear not super corporate ensemble, but more on smart casual. Investing on the following pieces:
Bottoms: Trousers, decent skirt and shorts
Tops: Nice blouses and plain tees that I can repeat and just play around with accessories, cover ups like jackets, cardigans, or printed / colored blazers for a more young and playful look
Footwear: Comfy and pretty flats like sandals, brogues, and the classic ballet flats--so it's easy to work on your many errands. I'll also invest on a pair of heels in case we have events to attend to.
Oh, and don't forget to put on some makeup! :)
Basic Black Blazer
Leopard Print Inner Top - H&M
Necklace - Anagon
Trousers - M&S
Clogs - Rubi
Photo and Styling by Me-an Hidalgo :)
Don't be afraid to impress them with your clothes...Working for a fashion magazine is all about CREATIVITY and being your best self! Good luck on your internship, Jenny! ;)