Summer internships mark that frustrating dilemma between dressing appropriately for the job and staying cool in the scorching sun. Take some pointers from this Fashionista in order to maintain a cool and collegiate look without melting in the heat and humidity of a New York summer. Her tailored shorts are fresh, crisp, and appropriate for an office environment, but the splash of color on her knitted top adds a spark of summer flair. The cut and fit of this top are modest enough for an office setting but allow this stylish street-walker to breath easy when the thermometer is peaking. She pulls the ensemble together with a trendy pair of patent leather gladiator sandals, which are more professional than flip flops, but still fashion-forward during the summer season. This funky Fashionista adds chunky bracelets and retro black-rimmed glasses to give the look some edge and personal style.
If your internship requires more coverage than this, try adding a breezy sweater in a bright color or linen cargo pants. The key to staying cool in a more strict setting is to sport thin materials in light colors and choose to expose either your arms or your legs. So trade out your heavy denim pants and wool sweaters for cooler cotton, knit, and linen fabrics.