Finding the right pieces for a business casual outfit can be very hard for people my age. Forever 21, H&M, and other fast fashion stores take over our closets leaving us with cheap, see-through, and unwearable pieces. When I discovered that Rada Boutique had classy, high quality, and fashionable pieces I could wear to work, I ditched the mall and shopped at Rada.
Every college student understands the struggle of getting dressed in the morning. Waking up for 8 am classes calls for sweatpants and a sweatshirt-- every day. So what happens when we come home for the summer and return to our normal lives? What happens when we get our first jobs and internships and realize we have nothing but sweatpants, sweatshirts, and way too revealing shirts in our closets?
I am an 18-year-old college student who just got my first internship! I was excited to be able to work in an office for the first time and to dive into the professional world. However, there was one issue. I had nothing to wear for work. I had a few items that I could piece together to make 1 or 2 outfits but I couldn’t wear the same thing over and over again. I wanted to look and feel confident at work. Clothes make an impression and I wanted my impression to be a strong one.
So, I headed to the mall in hopes of finding a professional, fashionable, and comfy outfit. I was at the mall for hours searching and scouring every store looking for just one outfit. I found nothing. Nothing fit, every material felt cheap, and there was nothing that I could wear in an office. I left the mall feeling defeated and empty-handed. I was more than frustrated, and I didn’t have much time before my first day of work started. This is when I decided to go to Rada Boutique and I did not have to struggle or worry because everything I needed was right in front of me at a price that I could afford.
The outfit I found was perfect for my internship. The first piece is a casual, comfy, appropriate-- yet in my budget-- top. The top is amazing quality and it can be dressed up or dressed down. I added a sleek, black jacket on top. This jacket is absolutely amazing and super versatile. I can wear this to work, going out with friends, and in my day to day life. Throwing this jacket on over a simple white tee can easily dress up and add an extra “oomph” to any outfit. The last part of my outfit is the pants. Plain black dress pants can be sooo boring. These pants have the same feel as dress pants but they’re way more fun and perfect for making an impression. Every piece in this outfit is lightweight and perfect for the summer!
Many people my age have a false conception of what is “business casual” or “professional”. Looking professional doesn’t equal pantsuits, blazers, and dark clothes. Looking professional doesn’t just come from the clothes, it comes from the person wearing the clothes. At Rada Boutique, not only are the clothes trendy, cute, and affordable but every outfit is customizable to fit you and your look. Each piece that I found makes me feel confident and ready to take on my workday.
PS.... stay tuned for my next post-- OOTW- What I wear to work every day and how I style pieces from Rada Boutique!