Refinery29 Interns' Perfect Outfits

It takes a whole lot to be an intern at Refinery29. Besides being superb writers, photographers, researchers, and designers, our interns also have to have a wicked eye when it comes to style. We like to give credit when credit's due. Interns—it's time to get out from behind those desktops and lenses and in front of the camera! Here's our fleet of interns and their perfect outfits. Remember their names, because they'll be topping mastheads in no time!
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Sara Goodison, Reserve Intern

Hometown: "Armonk, New York"

Describe your style in three words: "Sparkles and Patterns"

What's your summer must-have? "I'm loving anything maxi right now—maxi skirts, maxi dresses, the whole nine yards. I always associate long dresses with formal evening ball gowns, so it's fun feeling really dressed up just to run errands or go to lunch."

What's your style secret weapon? "Big baggy T-shirts that tend to fall off the shoulder. My friends joke that I never wear anything tight, but I just can't help it."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "That fashion rules were made to be broken and there is nothing better than finding the perfect new online shopping destination."

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What are you wearing? "I'm wearing a floral maxi skirt from Brandy and Melville, a teal tank top by emma & sam from LF, Prada wedges, Ray-bans, and the Mulberry bag that I got for my 21st birthday (this probably isn't relevant but the bag's name is Jack and he's actually my child)."
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Tracy Wang, Photo Intern

Hometown: "Beijing, China"

Describe your style in three words: "Bold, playful chameleon!"

What's your summer must-have? "Looooooots of bright colors."

What's your style secret weapon? "When I'm running out of styling ideas, a pair of nice cropped harem pants always save the day!"

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Well, this is my second day here... :)"

What are you wearing? "The shirt is Barneys, the pants are Romwe, the heels and clutch are Prada, and the belt is Dior. The black bracelet is Swarovski, the ivory bangle is vintage, and I got the heart ring at Forever21."
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Willow Lindley, Editorial Intern

Hometown: "Los Angeles, California."

Describe your style in three words: "Urban flower power"

What's your summer must-have? "A good backpack—not only are they cute with summer dresses, but the summer really brings out the road warrior in me, and I'm constantly on the move. It's good to have the essentials on hand."

What's your style secret weapon? "Right now it's definitely this black braided elastic tie belt I picked up from American Apparel a few months ago. It has become my ultimate travel accessory because it can make anything fit (like this skirt which is a few sizes too big, but, thanks to this belt, it becomes the perfect paperbag skirt). It can also add shape and change the length of a simple beach dress to help transition it to nighttime. And hey, if I don't need a belt it works as a hairband!"

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What have you learned at Refinery29? "Slideshows reign supreme!"

What are you wearing? "A thrifted Betsey Johnson skirt, American Apparel leotard and braided tie belt, vintage envelope purse, rainbow ring from the MoMA store, a Theory jean jacket i stole from my mom when I first moved to NY, and my well-worn white Converses."
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Lisa Eppich, Editorial Intern

Hometown: "East Northport, New York"

Describe your style in three words: "Bold, Clean, Unexpected."

What's your summer must-have? "Sunglasses! I've been looking for the perfect pair for months now but because I need prescription lenses, so far everything I've fallen in love with can't be fitted with an Rx. Sigh, the hunt continues!"

What's your style secret weapon? "I have a "go big or go home" attitude towards lipstick—if I'm going to bother to put it on, I want it to pack a punch. It's definitely my secret weapon—a pop of bright pink, red, or coral is the perfect way to take an outfit to the next level."

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What have you learned at Refinery29? "I've definitely learned how to have thicker skin. From taking not-so-nice comments in stride to dealing with general office craziness that can sometimes arise, I feel like after working here I'm prepared to work anywhere."

What are you wearing? "The skirt and shirt are from J.Crew factory, the shoes are Swedish Hasbeens I scored for half-off on Modcloth, the hat is from Urban Outfitters, the lipstick is Stilla Matte in Outrageous, and my bag is Dooney & Bourke."
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Suzanna Slavin, Editorial Intern

Hometown: "Rockville Centre, New York"

Describe your style in three words: "Eclectic, unpredictable, and mood-based."

What's your summer must-have? "My summer must-have are a great pair of sunglasses...while most girls have shoe fetishes, I have a sunglasses fetish. Doesn't matter how expensive or cheap they are, you can always find cool sunglasses anywhere that will always protect your eyes!"

What's your style secret weapon? "Blazers! They can instantly turn a simple outfit into something chic and trendy. I have at least 10 in all different colors."

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What have you learned at Refinery29? "Oh gosh, too much! I've learned that journalism is NEVER dull, how important it is to always go with your gut instinct when writing a story, and reread, reread, and reread your work! Everyone in the office is so passionate about what they do and how I can only hope that my career is exactly like that in the future."

What are you wearing? "A pleated skirt from Necessary Clothing, a neon greenish/yellow v-neck from Pay-Half, Camper heels (I got them in Paris!), and a rhinestone necklace from J.Crew."
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Sarah Kirkpatrick, Sales/Marketing Intern

Hometown: "Post, Texas"

Describe your style in three words: "Simple, edgy, and vintage."

What's your summer must-have? "A Burberry Prorsum trench."

What's your style secret weapon? "My neon pink Diane de Maria handbag."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "At Refinery29 I have learned many things, but the most important thing I have learned is to always ask questions even if you feel silly for asking."

What are you wearing? "I am wearing a vintage Hermes scarf as my top, a Catherine Malandrino skirt, Baldan wedges, my vintage Gucci tote, and Alex and Ani bracelets."
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Amelia Alpaugh, Photo Intern

Hometown: "Cincinnati, Ohio"

Describe your style in three words: "Keep It Classy."

What's your summer must-have? "Dark red hair and colorful purses to offset my traditionally colorless wardrobe."

What's your style secret weapon? "Black Jade Chanel eyeliner and a pedicure."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "I need to experiment more. And not be afraid to try vintage clothes."

Photo by Tracy Wang

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What are you wearing? "Light pink jacket by Aoyama Itchome. Skirt from Urban. Lambertson Truex shoes. Marc Jacobs purse. Vintage Hamilton watch inscribed with the name Clarence E. Meides. Beaded bracelets I bought several years ago in Spain because my friends said I needed to wear more color. Ray Ban sunglasses."

Photo by Tracy Wang
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Lexi Nisita, Editorial Intern

Hometown: "St. Paul, Minnesota"

Describe your style in three words: "Grownup teen witch."

What's your summer must-have? "There was once a time when flares were a surefire way to induce vomit for me, but now I'm coming around and I actually really want a pair to wear with huge platform sandals."

What's your style secret weapon? "Anything in the vein of Glen Close in Fatal Attraction, and pink matte lipstick."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "That you can love and appreciate a particular style or collection even if it's not something you'd ever wear yourself."

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What are you wearing? Zara shoes (a gift from managing editor Christie!), Target socks, American Apparel skirt, thrifted turtleneck, and a spikey gold necklace I stole from my mom (sorry, if you're reading this...)."
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Gina Marinelli, Editorial Intern

Hometown: "Brooklyn, New York."

Describe your style in three words: "Feminine, fun, eclectic."

What's your summer must-have? "Printed and bright-colored skirts and dresses!"

What's your style secret weapon?
"A sense of adventure! Don't get stuck in a style rut, be willing to try something new."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Working here, I always feel inspired to be creative with my style and my writing, which has taught me to listen to my gut and take chances. I've also learned some very valuable web skills."

Photo by Tracy Wang

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What are you wearing? "Zara dress, Urban Outfitter belt, Dolce Vita for Target wedges, bag by Street Level, Michael Kor sunglasses, necklace from Top Shop, and a mix of bracelets from Lia Sophia, a boutique in Staten Island where my parents live, and a leather friendship bracelet I picked up in Tivoli, a small town outside of Rome."

Photo by Tracy Wang
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Emily Ferber, Chicago Editorial Intern

Hometown: "Chicago, Illinois"

Describe your style in three words: "Classic, sophisticated, preppy."

What's your summer must-have? "A crisp Panama hat."

What's your style secret weapon? "Clarins instant self-tanner (since I don't tan easily)!"

What have you learned at Refinery29? "How to find anything on the Internet, and fast!"

What are you wearing? "Tank top: Gap; Skirt: Chloé; Belt: J.Crew; Shoes: Elie Tahari; Jewelry: a collection of Hermes, J.Crew, Tiffany & Co. and Links of London."
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Molly Grant, L.A. Editorial/Photo Intern

Hometown: "Los Angeles, California"

Describe your style in three words: "Comfy and casual with a bit of edge."

What's your summer must-have? "High-waisted shorts and anything sheer."

What's your style secret weapon? "My jean jacket and a pair of great boots."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "To write quickly and in the site's unique voice. (And) new found confidence in meeting and photographing interesting people."

What are you wearing? "Vintage blouse, vintage Levi's vest, American Apparel shorts, Henry Cuir clogs (from ebay)."
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Emily Malan, Photo Intern

Hometown: "San Francisco, California"

Describe your style in three words: "Casual, simple, cute."

What's your summer must-have? "A good pair of sandals and sunglasses."

What's your style secret weapon? "Red lipstick. I love having pale skin!"

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Always be prepared on a shoot!"

What are you wearing? "White basic H&M tank top, vintage high-waisted shorts, Mom's vintage Coach purse, Forever21 three-finger ring, and the shoes are Urban Outfitters lace-up wedges."
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Shilpi Tomar, S.F. Photo Intern

Hometown: "Fremont, California"

Describe your style in three words: "Quirky, DIY, eclectic."

What's your summer must-have? "A fitted crop top."

What's your style secret weapon? "Wear whatever you want, just have the attitude to go with it."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Never underestimate your skill. Aim high, always!"

What are you wearing? "Thrifted then cut and sewn into a fitted crop top, skirt: Forever21, red leather fringe purse: Black & Brown (sweet consignment store in San Jose), platform boots: thrifted (and only for $6!).
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Luis Torres, Chicago Editorial Intern

Hometown: "Chicago, Illinois"

Describe your style in three words: "Chic, Eye Catching, Crazy."

What's your summer must-have? "My summer must-have definitely has to be my Karen Walker Butler sunglasses. How can you go wrong with a huge pair of Karen Walkers?"

What's your style secret weapon? "My shoes are definitely my style secret weapon. I would rather spend on designer shoes than clothes, because the shoes are what make the outfit."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Even if you get denied, keep working your butt off and never give up. Also, to make sure you're not afraid to ask questions because if you don't ask, you'll never know."

What are you wearing? "I am wearing an H&M denim shirt and stretch black denim that I got in March. My favorite pair of shoes, my Hudson oxfords that have a vintage inspired look. My Marc by Marc Jacobs weekend bag that I won from the Marc Jacobs twitter contest. My favorite accessory, my huge Karen Walker Butler sunglasses from ShopBop."
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Jennifer, Design Intern

Hometown: "Caracas, Venezuela"

Describe your style in three words: "Comfy, Girly, Classic"

What's your fall must-have? "A black leather bag, a Spanish fan and a light sweater for the night."

What's your style secret weapon? "Colorful shoes. I don't do a lot of accessories, so shoes are my thing."

What have you learned at Refinery29? "Style is about attitude and personality. We all own our own."

What are you wearing? "A BCBG dress and Melissa shoes."
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