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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 button downs—these fashionable professionals take the office dress code to a whole other dimension. Quick, somebody call HR!
Photos by Anna Fischer
This week, we take you to the Scoop NYC headquarters. With stores that are merchandised as the "Ultimate Closet," it's no wonder that the team behind it appears to have envy-inducing closets of their own. Have a look at their ultra-stylish, typical work outfits below.
Susan Davidson, CEO: I would characterize my personal style as timeless, fashionable, and modern, while always trying to reflect the style of our brand. I definitely have a work uniform: a designer jacket and coat, skinny leather pants or jeans, high-heeled boots, and my favorite scent—Serge Lutens Fleur d'Oranger.
Susan is wearing IRO leather pants, a Vince sweater (both from Scoop NYC), a Lan Jaenicke jacket, and Fendi "Moto" boots.
Style advice: Always wear figure flattering clothes, dress fashionably but not overly trendy, and remove one accessory before walking out the door.
Jeffrey Cedeno, Executive Assistant to CEO/Office Manager: I like to describe my personal style as urban chic. I am a New Yorker, and have become accustomed to dressing for all seasons. I love combining a rustic pair of leather boots with a brand new blazer, creating a modern silhouette with visual interest. I dress with the idea that if I hop on a plane in New York to Paris and Paris to Tokyo, I would be debonair in all cities.
Jeffrey is wearing a Belstaff vest, a Spurr woven shirt, vintage wingtip shoes (all from Scoop NYC), a Topshop blazer, a pair of Levi's 510 jeans, and a Rado limited edition watch.
Style advice: Layering, along with mixing and matching patterns with texture, are key style guides. Also remember that not everything will fit right off the hanger, so tailoring is a must for the well-groomed man.
Heidi Hoelzer, Vice President/General Merchandise Manager, Women's: Tomboy chic—I like an easy, effortless look with a bit of rock 'n' roll. Jeans, T-shirt, and a leather jacket is the perfect everyday look for me.
Heidi is wearing an IRO embroidered jacket, a T by Alexander Wang T-shirt, Citizens of Humanity "Avedon" jeans (all from Scoop NYC), and Giuseppe Zanotti for Balmain boots.
Style advice: Learn to love layers: They elevate your look and allow you to go from day to night much easier. Always keep a back-up outfit at the office, and don't try too hard—it shows.
Simone Segall, Product Development Buyer (left): My personal style is a bit schizophrenic. I don't have a specific style, I just make things work. Maybe you'd call it edgy with a feminine touch? People tell me that I make somewhat crazy pieces work, but I always mix them with simple, timeless basics so it all comes together.
Simone is wearing doo.ri lace pants, a Theory tank, a Veda for Scoop leather jacket, an Iosselliani ring (all from Scoop NYC), and Chloé booties.
Style advice: Mix it up. Always add an unexpected element to your wardrobe. Mix old with new, don't get caught on a trend, and never second guess.
Gabriela Barreto, Buyer for Women's Ready to Wear (right): Downtown chic. I don't need expensive things to look like I am dressed to the nines. I have a designer's eye, so it doesn't matter if it's H&M or Céline, It's just how you wear it and the tiny details that make it your own. I think mixing contemporary vendors with designer keeps my look fresh and refined.
Gabriela is wearing Habitual waxed jeans, a Vince sweater, a T by Alexander Wang blouse, a Scoop infinity scarf (all from Scoop NYC), an Hermès cuff, and Sergio Rossi shoes.
Style advice: Choose your clothing wisely. Don't buy disposable trendy items. Look for things you're attached to, and can't leave behind.
Derek Klamerus, Men's Merchandise Assistant: The majority of my wardrobe is made up of effortless, timeless basics. A sweater is the first thing I reach for each morning. I own our SCP cashmere crew in nearly every color, and love to wear them alone or as a tee under another shirt. I have worn the same brand and cut of jeans for years: A.P.C.'s "New Standard." They are a staple in my closet, and I own several pairs. Accessories inject life and seasonality into my outfits. A bright sock, interesting bracelet, cool shoe, or a luxurious bag immediately elevates a casual look.
Derek is wearing a Michael Bastian shirt, a SCP sweater, Scoop NYC x Walkover brogues with Benjos laces, a Miansai leather bracelet, a Burkman Bros bracelet (all from Scoop NYC), Modo glasses, A.P.C. jeans, a J.Crew belt, and a J.Crew watch with a Brooks Brothers strap.
Style advice: It's been said a million times, but timeless, luxurious pieces are all you need for a superb wardrobe. Pair your basics with some unique accessories and a smile and you can't lose.
Meaghen Stark, Marketing and Events Manager: I like to describe my personal style as feminine with an edge, peppered with rock 'n' roll, and always a little on the dark side.
Meaghen is wearing a N°21 by Alessandro Dell'Acqua blouse, Alexandre Birman ankle booties, and a Rachel Leigh ring (all from Scoop NYC), an H&M skirt, and Topshop tights.
Style advice: Invest in key pieces that define your personal style and develop a go-to uniform. Every day is another opportunity to express yourself, so put your best fashion forward!
Jennifer Hawkins, Assistant Buyer for Women's Ready to Wear: My style is egalitarian. One day I might be hippie dippie, the next a little rock 'n' roll, and the following a Williamsburg hipster. It's fun to mix my favorite flea market and vintage finds with my designer splurges! I don't like limiting myself by committing to just one style.
Jennifer is wearing Current/Elliott jeans, a Chan Luu bracelet (both from Scoop NYC), an Eighteenth top, Aldo shoes, vintage necklaces, and a nOir Jewelry ring.
Style advice: Never say you can't pull a look off—you might pleasantly surprise yourself. If it doesn't work out, try another and hopefully it is about more trials than errors!