One thing I most miss about going to the office is the opportunity to experiment with my style and getting to see what fun looks my colleagues are wearing. Every day I’d put together a full look from head to toe—outerwear, sunglasses, jewelry, handbags, shoes, the whole shebang. When it came to getting dressed for work, I didn’t stick to much of a uniform; however, I liked to rotate my favorite office staples each week—say, a shirt with a major ’70s pointed collar, leather Bermuda shorts, patent coats as dresses, and lots and lots of impractical footwear. Where else can you wear a white leather mule? While I’ve adopted a much more pared-down style this past year (comprised of simple button-ups, knits, and slippers), I look forward to having a reason to put all of the outfit puzzle pieces back together—layers, accessories, heeled shoes, rigid and structured fabrics—even if it did cause me to be late every now and again!
A.W.A.K.E. Mode point-collar faux-leahter shirt
Rejina Pyo Mattie cut-out boot-cut jeans
Proenza Schouler Vase slingback pumps
Uncommon Matters silver and gold stratus hoops
Kasl Editions vinyl-coated wool longline coat
Bottega Veneta embellished leather shorts
Lauren Valenti, Senior Beauty Editor
I’ve always gravitated toward the ’70s, but I foresee myself (and the world!) leaning even more into the glamorous attitude of the decade post-lockdown. That means dressing to the hilt, of course. So I’m thinking soft but tailored suits and separates by day, and sleek sequined and feathered dresses by night. Chic yet unfussy accessories, too. Who better to look to for inspiration than Lauren Hutton? Her Vogue spreads from the ’70s are simply iconic.
Mehry Mu Luna mini box purse
Aperçue Laurence sunglasses
M.Gemi the Corsa Concavo boots
Steff Yotka, Fashion News Editor
S.R. Studio. LA. CA. tie-dye flame dress
Art Deco lamé broche opera coat
Rick Owens Hunrod snake ring
Section 8 Little Debbie heeled mules
Kosas Weightless lip color
Ciarra Lorren Zatorski, Assistant Market Editor
Now that working from the office is becoming more and more regular, one thing is certain—it will never be as it once was. Gone are the days huddling over the season’s latest accessories with colleagues in the fashion closet, pairing classic Jackies and baguettes with one another’s looks. Our desks may no longer be connected and we may be sitting six feet apart, but we can still hope to carry out our business in style. My go-to’s are classic and casual closet staples that bring a sense of normality to a rather abnormal world.
Acne Studios belted double-breasted trench coat
Frame x Mejuri clean collared shirt in blanc
Bottega Veneta iPhone 11 Pro case
Boyy Lotus 25 Ala canvas tote