Written by Carolyn Amurao
New York City: a place of opportunity. Obviously this not a groundbreaking assertion, however, it seems to merit a renewing relevance through its constant and ever-changing manifestation of everything one can experience here. Amazingly it is never a challenge to find something new to participate in, learn or accomplish and for the eager college student especially, it’s fortunate that the city’s accessibility and vitality presents an indefinite amount of chances to get out and do things.
These opportunities exist within a vast and diverse scope that accommodates all the interests and passions a person can have. Of course, that is why people from all over the world make their way to this global epicenter. Take this Fashionisto here, for example. He grew up in Toronto, lived in Paris, and is currently a Politics major at NYU. Academics aside, he is also the drummer of an indie rock band called "Young Jimmy".
This summer he’s interning at Warner Music Group doing Digital and Revenue Development. Such a position doesn’t require him to dress up per se, but like any internship it’s important to dress well. Exuding that downtown cool, he was spotted on the Lower East Side wearing super skinny black pants, a gray vintage tank underneath a plaid shirt (left unbuttoned, of course) and leather shoes. This outfit makes for an easy uniform perfectly acceptable for a music internship.
The rockstar aspect of this ensemble is the color combination of black, gray and red. It’s a pretty simple concept that certain colors express a particular attitude when worn together, so when dressing for an internship you should take advantage of this easy trick. As this Fashionisto demonstrates, a bold accent color over darker shades looks confident and stylish.
No matter what the internship is: music, fashion, or other, confidence is a crucial part of your look. New York City is understandably an intimidating place with its innumerable outlets of culture and as aforementioned, its abundance of opportunity. Moreover, the ambitious go-getters that live here make it even more daunting. But, let’s say that you’re a drummer from Canada studying politics and interning at WMG. Wherever you came from and whatever it is you’re doing here: be confident. Most definitely, it doesn’t hurt to start with a good outfit.
Week 11: Internship Fashionista: Sir Mix-A-Lot
Week 10: Internship Fashionista: It’s a Catwalk into the Closet
Week 9: Internship Fashionista: En Vogue
Week 8: Internship Fashionisto: Be Heard, Be Seen
Week 7: Internship Fashionista: Get your heel in the door
Week 6: Internship Fashionista: Catch Some Attention
Week 5: Internship Fashionista: Maximum Style
Week 4: Internship Fashionista: Summer work, Savannah style
Week 3: Internship Fashionista: Rolls in Reverse
Week 2: Internship Fashionista: Rock Your Runway
Week 1: Internship Fashionista: Empire State of Mind