Dressing professional while still being stylish? This is a challenge that I have questioned for years. When I think business attire, I imagine dull pant suits and oversized blazers. This past week this question has been on repeat as I started my journey as a new intern. I am fortunate enough to be the newest Marketing/PR intern at Halston Heritage.
For those who are not aware, Halston is one of the most iconic and influential clothing brands in fashion history. The company dates back to its’ presence in the 60’s & 70’s and was worn by historical figures including Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, Liza Minnelli, and Elizabeth Taylor. Almost two years ago Halston moved their corporate offices to Los Angeles and began rebranding and redesigning the overall aesthetic of the company.They are a company of luxury yet minimalistic designs that blend both classic and modern ideas. It is a company that is in a major time of growth and I am more that excited to be apart of the experience and learn directly from some of the fashion industries best leaders.
The fact that Halston is a fashion company put even more pressure on me to be “dressed for success” on my first day. I wanted to achieve a professional look while adding some of my fun and unique personality. My outfit mixes a traditional white collared blouse but adds a pop of excitement with an aztec inspired printed skirt. Both pieces are conservative and classic but give off a much less stiff and traditional feeling than your typical black and white work outfit. The use of colors and prints is an easy way to stand out from the crowd and create a look that I love to call “printed professionalism.” I also wore a basic black ankle strap heel and my favorite Rebecca Minkoff purse.
Photography: Raymond Naval