It’s 7 a.m. on Monday morning and you will be in D.C. in less than two hours waiting hand and foot on the real-world professionals around you. Well, what should you wear? What do you want to be seen in as you walk through the office towards your two-by-two cubicle covered in stacks of paper for you, the intern? Flats. Messeca New York Jacqueline Cap Toe Suede Flats[/caption] As much as you want to break-in those new heels, flats are the answer. If you find yourself struggling how to “dress-up” for life in the professional world, you are not alone. After spending a week working at a law firm downtown, I have learned that while dressing to impress is important, comfort is key. Intern duties typically include doing errands for “the big boss” and lots of filing, which means standing on your feet for hours. Why put your young feet in excruciating pain when you have your adulthood to sit behind your desk in style in those Jimmy Choo heels. Now is the time to invest in some Payless flats. You are a college student, aren’t you? “Many women assume that guys have it easy, being able to throw on dress pants and a button down but that is not the case” says University of Maryland junior Alexander Jonesi.An intern at National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Jonesi can relate to the female struggle. “Getting dressed in the morning is difficult because I want to impress the people I work with without looking out of place,” says Jonesi. “What tie should I wear? Is this too colorful? Will I look goofy?” is a question that Jonesi asks himself. College kids are so used to throwing on jeans and a tank top, but these three months are a chance for you to get a glimpse of what professional life is like. Ladies, this is the time to experiment with a style that you will most likely become your everyday life after your days of college comfort end. I leave you with one piece of advice in discovering what wardrobe works best for you. Flats. Flats. Flats. That is, until those Jimmy Choo heels go on sale.
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