Dressing for your first (or second or third) internship can be a tricky affair. You want to look polished and professional, but you also don’t want to fade away into a sea of ill-fitting black trousers and white button-downs. Well, just in time for that coveted summer gig, the workwear experts at Banana Republic and quirky print masters of Marimekko have come together to create the ultimate double-duty clothing collab that’s both office- and style-friendly.
Launching on May 22, the 22-piece limited-edition collection features everything from throw-on-and-go frocks to rad shorts to that killer midi-meets-maxi skirt you see above, not to mention covetable accessories like printed flats and clutches. The line was designed to make a wardrobe “pop”—hence all of those eye-popping colors and patterns—so you won’t have to worry about your style disappearing just because you’re a working gal.
We love the idea of pairing one of these brightly hued structured pieces with a blouse for the week and then switching it up with your favorite tee for the weekend. If you like to mix and match, this collab is pretty much a gold mine. Consider your outfit planned for that first day on the job—you have other things to worry about, right?