10th Commandment: May 6
May 6, 2013
Mother’s Day is this weekend, and you know what that means? College graduation season is officially upon us. And in celebration of this milestone weekend, I thought I’d bring back Intern Week.
This week, the morning post will feature pieces that cost under-$75. On Wednesday, we’ll dive right in and talk about how to build a professional wardrobe from scratch. And today, we’ll be answering a lot of Ask Belle e-mails from some of the blog’s younger readers.
However, if you, like me, are past the “free labor” phase of your career, hopefully, you’ll find a few inexpensive items that you will want to add to your wardrobe.
The pencil skirt was the foundation of my intern wardrobe. You can do anything with a pencil skirt; it can be uber-professional or dressed down. This Anne Klein skirt is a great skirt for the money. It also comes in grey, off-white and black.
Should you need a suit, Anne Klein also makes a jacket and trousers in the same fabric as the skirt. With just a little tailoring, you could have three well-fitting, inexpensive suit pieces.
If you have a basic pencil or two, try a colored, printed or patterned one instead. I love this under-$30 skirt in vibrant purple. While I don’t usually wear linen, the slightly crazy, watercolor-floral print on this Calvin Klein skirt could make me change my mind. And I love this simple striped skirt with color-blocking at the waistband.