I'm a girl in her early 20s starting a London-basedinternship soon. For the most part, I've got the dress code figured out, and as an intern I know I won't meet any clients, so I'm not stressing out too much. However, since I don't live in London and don't want to take more than two suitcases there, I need to know what I'm bringing in advance.
While I know that there are much more important things to focus on and that accessories will not make or break my internship, I do have limited luggage space, so it'd be helpful to hear what everyone's take is on accessories for female interns. I would also love it if some of the girls (or guys) on here could share any of their more general wardrobe tips!
Scarves: Hermes ties always come up as something that's a bit crass for male interns - but would a hermes scarf be out of place for a female intern?
Jewelry: I'm assuming that subtle, minimalist jewelry is fine, but how about pearls? Gauche or classy?
Shoes: I have a much-loved collection of heels, but my dad (who works in a similar industry) vetoed virtually every pair except a pair of black ones that have a bit of an "airline hostess" look. I remember there being an article about having to "earn your Louboutins," and while I'm not going to arrive at my internship wearing red-soled stilettos, I don't want to look like I work for BA. I also love loafers, but I don't want to look frumpy... What's the consensus on this?
Bags: I'd sooner die than wear one of those bags, so that's not an issue. That said, I always notice when someone's wearing a designer bag, no matter how subtle the logo is (if there even is one). Would it be better to stick to Longchamp for the time being?
Fur: obviously not going to Cruella Deville it, but are coats with fur on the inside (i.e. more subtle) acceptable? How about hats, scarves and stoles? And yes, I know it's still summer, but I've lived in the UK before and I know I'll need that fur pretty soon.
Watches: mine's a very subtle hand-me-down so I'm not concerned, but since there's so much talk of men's watches, it'd be interesting to hear what's acceptable and what isn't for the ladies.