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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 the true style-savvy is how she (or he) rocks a look on any old day to work. Forget the pedestrian khakis and buttondowns—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
Photos by Porter Hovey
For today's edition of Working It, we take you to the Manhattan offices of recently launched shoppable digital magazine Lifestyle Mirror. The site focuses on editorial content spanning fashion, beauty, travel, men's wear and lifestyle interests, and though it's just under a year old, the team behind the project has plenty of style wisdom to share. Here's how they work it when they're working.
Amalia Keramitsis, Vice President of Fashion & Accessories: My personal style is sophisticated with hints of edginess. I like to buy and wear items that are elegant, timeless, well made.
Style advice: The most important thing to remember when getting dressed is less is more. When buying clothes, remember to buy items that are staples, pieces that stand the test of time and season. Buying quality key basics is very important.
Amalia is wearing a Petit Bateau turtleneck, Miu Miu skirt, and Christian Louboutin booties.
Megan Hayes, Fashion & Accessories Director: My style is a little East Coast meets West Coast—the polish of New York combined with the ease of California dressing. I typically pair closet staples like Equipment blouses and tailored blazers with vintage finds or trendier high-street items. Despite having been a jewelry editor, I'm a real minimalist when it comes to accessorizing. If I'm not in heels, I'm in Keds and I've never met a short skirt I didn't like.
Style advice: Create a uniform. This I learned from one of the girls I worked with at Vogue who figured out what worked for her and stuck to it. When you have a general style template, you not only make your mornings easier on yourself, but you also leave less room for error.
Megan is wearing a Splendid turtleneck, Chanel belt, J.Crew skirt, Falke tights, and Christian Louboutin shoes.
Phil Picardi, Beauty Editor: I love simplicity and a little bit of quirkiness. Most of my stuff is everyday staples, but I have a couple of things for the occasional element of surprise.
Style advice: I learned from interning at GQ that guys should not be afraid to dress up and wear something unconventional. I'm a big fan of dressing to impress. I think it makes a bigger statement.
Phil is wearing a rag & bone turtleneck, a McQ denim jacket, John Varvatos cord, and Barney's COOP camo chukka boots.
Alex Sweterlitsch, Market Editor: My style is a mix of urban influence, wardrobe basics, and minimal tailored items—my friends call it avant American classic. I've committed to sneakers as my footwear staple, I love any garment that's color blocked, and I feel best when I'm wearing a graphic T-shirt and a blazer.
Style advice: Have fun (it's fashion), don't worry about trends (a uniform is better), and only wear clothes that make you feel absolutely amazing. I think if you follow those three when getting dressed in the morning, you'll always feel confident.
Alex is wearing an Alexander Wang sweatshirt, Topman pants, Balenciaga sneakers, Hermes bracelets, and Timex watch.
Laura Randaccio, Market Editor: I would define my style as downtown, preppy, chic. I like to "borrow from the boys"—wide-leg pants with blazers and heels. On the other hand I can be very feminine with girly dresses and ballerinas. I love neutrals, from an oversized navy coat to oatmeal-toned cashmere sweaters and pencil skirts. I also love bold, graphic, black and white looks.
Style advice: I love fashion and I think the best way to look cool and interesting is just to follow your personality with a bit of attention to the trends, but never too literal. I don't have a specific style. I like to change continuously. Right now it's all about clean, tailored looks. From this, you can add trendy accessories like an embellished necklace or a colorful shoe but I like for the clothing to be essential and basic.
Laura is wearing a Zara blazer, Max & Co. turtleneck, rag & bone skirt, and Prada pumps.
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