I’ve recently had the wonderful opportunity to guest write a style post for Ed2010– which you should definitely check out. I chose to write about something that I hoped would be helpful, feasible and proven by yours truly. The two pieces below, and three featured looks, have, in fact, all been worn by me IRL (other than to photograph these looks). For those aspiring to work in the fashion or mag industries, I hope this is useful. Keep scrolling to see, and shop, three chic looks using my favorite two pieces. Enjoy!
For the weekend/errands, I love keeping it causal with neutral basics. Opting for solids guarantees multiple wears per piece and a foolproof look for when you’re on the go. My favorite thing to do right now is to top the outfit off with a beanie (topped with a pom, of course).
My philosophy when it comes to business attire is: the fewer pieces you introduce into the look, the fewer opportunities for a disaster, a.k.a. a fashion faux pas. Stay with solids and focus on a cool accessory. Sleeveless turtlenecks elongate the form and you can’t go wrong with a black heel* and a classic addition like a great bag or timepiece.
To take this look out, opt for a cropped top in a fun texture, i.e. velvet. I like to wear all black since it’s slimming and ALWAYS chic. Choose a statement necklace that creates contrast with your top and can even be reflected in your makeup. A flick of gold shimmery shadow over a smokey eye does the trick. For a good post-work pump, you are always safe with a small platform and a slightly rounder toe.
*Since the atmosphere of my design job is often more relaxed than business casual, I don’t usually wear stilettos to work.