Personal Shopper: Emily T's Big City United Nations Wardrobe

Emily T writes, "Hi Outblush! I just graduated from college and will be moving to New York City in the fall to work as an intern at the United Nations! I am really excited but also at a complete loss of what to wear. I am trying to find pieces that are reasonably priced and can be layered to work throughout the year. While I'm in need of some good basics, I am a big sucker for fun prints and colors. Also a fan of skirts, flats, blazers (but suits, not so much). My big challenge is finding things that are professional but that also have flavor. Sizing around a 6/8/M and a 7 shoe. Thanks!"

Daaaaamn girl! Congrats on your graduation and upcoming internship! Impressive! You must be smart--not just because of the UN internship--but because you already know that you're going to need pieces that will layer well during a NYC autumn. I've focused on mix and match professional essentials with a few bold pieces thrown in so you can show off your style in the Big Apple!

1 - Multi-Talented Trendsetter Top ($43)
2 - J Crew Jackie Cardigan ($40, on sale)
3 - Dorothy Perkins Caramel Cotton Blazer ($64)
4 - Lemon Liftoff Blouse ($118)
5 - Cultivation Skirt ($68)
6 - Professional Charm Cardigan ($65)
7 - Violet Structured Sleeveless Skater Dress ($95)
8 - Adam Lippes Sailor Pants ($90)
9 - Jessica Simpson Lepolia Flats ($50)
10 - Aldo Frirexe Boots ($80)
11 - Poetic Licence Encoure Bootie ($77)

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Posted on 07.13.11 at 12:20 PM

What an awesome opportunity! While my desk job is not that glamorous -- I just wanted to thank you guys for this round up. I need all the help I can get so as not to fall into the black pants/solid shirt combo!

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