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Welcome to the latest edition of Working It, where Racked takes street style to the next level—the office. The litmus test of a true fashionista is how she (or he) rocks her style on any old day to work. Forget the pedestrian khakis and a button downs—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
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For this week's edition of working it, we take you to the Fifth Avenue outpost of Completely Bare—the hair removal spa that's the brainchild of Cindy Barshop. Since getting waxed or having your hair laser-removed is a pretty intimate experience, here's your chance to meet the team behind it all—and to see how they dress for work.
Cindy Barshop, owner: "Hippie rock couture"
Cindy is wearing a Vince sweater, a Rick Owens jacket and boots, Rag and Bone jeans, and jewelry from The Hip Chick.
Style advice: Don't try too hard.
Howie Barshop, Vice President of Operations: Classic casual. I stay with neutral shades, and I always go with classic cuts and textures—never trendy, but up-to-date style.
Howie is wearing AG jeans, an Armani blazer, and shoes purchased from Saks.
Style advice: Once you figure out what works for you, stick with it. It's also always good to have a woman's input
Cori Goldfarb, Completely Bare Long Island: Classic but with a sexy edge. It's rare that I want to wear a designer head to toe—I like to mix it up.
Cori is wearing a Michael Kors vest and shirt, a Dolce & Gabbana hat, Rag and Bone Jeans, boots purchased from Intermix, a Rolex watch, Lorraine Schwartz evil eye bracelet, an Ofira cuff, and a Corine Leslie bracelet and earrings.
Style advice: Don't just follow trends. You need to kow what looks great on your body, and you need to know your shape. Don't buy a million cheap things. Instead, save your money and invest in something you can wear forever.
Sam Shuster, Director of Customer Service and Cindy Barshop's Assistant: My style is always evolving, and it's very dependent on my mood. One day I'm in this, and then another I'm in J Brand jeggings and a big top.
Sam is wearing a Halston Heritage shirt, a Chanel skirt, a Topshop jacket, Miu Miu shoes, and a necklace and ring from Martis Design in Merricktown, NY, and another ring that's her mom's.
Style advice: Don't be afraid to mix it up. Have fun with fashion because it's an expression of yourself. Even if you don't think other people will get it, who cares? It's you.
Paul Hwang, Marketing Manager: "Future-perfect."
Paul is wearing an All Saints jacket, shirt, and shoes, Surface to Air pants, a Rag and Bone cardigan, a Luv AJ brass knuckle ring, Carroll Maire bracelets, and a belt from Venice, Italy.
Style advice: Fit is really important, so everything really should be tailored. And everyone needs arm candy—one thing that pops.