Taking a summer position in our NYC design studio was a big move for Hali, the PR intern we found through our Teen Vogue Fashion U partnership. “I grew up in a town where my friends lived on farms and my high school had two hallways. Exploring the city is amazing and a little scary because it is so huge.”
Still, it hasn’t taken Hali long to get into her job, and to fit right in with all the fashion-savvy types in Manhattan. Along with her shop of style picks for a summer in NYC, she’s compiled a list of five must-haves for any girl getting ready to work an internship in a major city.
“I always make sure to bring my own shade for the sunny days in New York. When I came here I noticed everyone sporting the cutest sunglasses, and I needed to get in on the action. I picked up an amazing pair of cateyes and I almost never want to take them off! I love this hat, too. It’s super unique and keeps me cool when I’m relaxing in the park on a lunch break or after work.”
“Between errands for the design studio and places to be after work, I do a lot of walking. I’ve been relying on flat sandals, red espadrille wedges and booties with sturdy stacked heels. Not only are they super stylish and fashion-forward, they are SO comfortable. They’re perfect for wearing to work or just running around town.”
“Seriously, I’m addicted, and in NYC there’s literally a coffee shop on every corner. A simple black iced coffee keeps me going on my busiest days and leaves me feeling refreshed during a hot New York summer.”
“It’s refreshing to be able to go anywhere or do anything that I want, and it’s so great to have an easy, affordable way to get around. I catch up on my favorite social apps, Instagram and Snapchat, on my way into the studio.”
“One of the best parts of living in New York City is the food! I love the smell of hot dogs and street vendors, and Thai food recently became one of my favorite indulgences – especially anything with peanut sauce. Also, I’m obsessed with pizza, so I’m currently on a quest to find the best slice in the city.”
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