Monday, June 20, 2016

Summer Internship Style

Shop this look: J. Crew Factory dress // Mark and Graham monogram necklace
Tiffany pearl earrings // Pandora mother-of-pearl ring // Franco Sarto heels

Greetings from the Big Apple!! I am so excited to spend the summer here as a copy editing intern at The New York Times. Previously, I had only been to NYC for two days on vacation with my family so it is quite the adjustment living here (especially navigating the subway). However, I am so lucky to have some great friends and fellow interns at The Times who are always there to explore with me and help me find my way! Since I am working five days a week, get ready to see lots of work outfits on my blog and Instagram (@stylebyannabeth). On this post, I am sharing my top-three internship style staples.

1. Dresses with classic silhouettes: It is already so hot in the city, so dresses are my go-to when I get ready for work. I can't imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wear suits in the summer like many guys have to! When shopping for work dresses, I always look for A-line and high-neck details because they look more professional. However, professional doesn't have to mean boring. Mix it up with fun colors and prints, like my navy chevron/striped number shown above! 
2. Neutral flats: As I am only 5'3," I prefer to wear heels with most outfits. However, it is obviously not practical to wear my stilettos as I run to catch my train and brave the crowds in Times Square on my morning commute. Therefore, my beloved heels stay in my bag until I arrive at work. Lately, I am loving my Franco Sarto tan lace-up flats for my walk to work. They are extremely comfortable and stylish enough that I have even forgotten to change into my heels.
3. Roomy tote: I have raved about my Longchamp Le Pliage Tote in countless blog posts, so it almost goes without saying that it is the perfect work bag. I've had mine for over four years and it has held up remarkably despite all the places I have carried it. It is durable enough to hold my laptop and fashionable enough to act as a purse for dinner with friends after work.

Shop this look: J. Crew blouse (similar) // Banana Republic pinstripe skirt // Franco Sarto lace-up flats // Longchamp tote

What are your style staples for work?

xo, Annabeth