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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!
This week, we take you to the New York offices of Fab, the members-only shopping site that is all about making design fun, accessible, and affordable. And since they're experts in everything from fashion and rugs to bedding and antiques, you can bet style is a high priority. Read on to see how they work it when they're working.
Jae Hah, Director, Strategic Accounts: ??My style is what happens when you're born in Seoul, grow up in Bushwick, go to college in Massachusetts, and work in Manhattan. It's fashion bimbimbap.??
Style advice: When getting ready for the day, decide on the shoes first—depending on your schedule and the weather—and work upwards. In this walking city, few things are worse than being caught with inappropriate shoes while running to meetings or wading through a flash flood. That said, no need to bust out the Hunter boots when it gets a little moist outside. ??
Jae is wearing ?an Enza Costa?blazer t-shirt, Jenni Kayne blazer, ? J.Crew trousers, Loeffler Randall shoes, and a Fallon necklace.
Bradford Shellhammer, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer??: ??I’m a Jekyll and Hyde dresser. I have two personalities; serious and party-time. During the day I love to wear Prada from head to toe. I especially love technical fabrics like nylon that swoosh when I walk. When I’m going casual I wear Nike, adidas and Y3. ??Today, I’m going with a modern deconstructed look. I’m channeling my inner Rerun from What’s Happening infused with a little Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls. ??
Style advice: ??Wear what you love, not what others think you should wear. Don’t be afraid of color. ???
Bradford is wearing Adidas Originals pants, Fab (self-designed) shirt, Uniqlo socks, Y3 shoes, and a Y3 hat.
Maria Molland, Executive Vice President, International: I am obsessed with shoes. I have a closet full of shoes—usually very colorful, and always very high. Shoes can make an outfit, and they also can kill a day if they are uncomfortable. I tend to wear a lot of dresses that can go from day to evening with a statement piece of vintage jewelry, but recently I have been loving a great pair of jeans with a crisp white shirt, a fitted jacket, and layers of pearls. Very classic and clean.
Style advice: Don't buy into trends. Wear things that make you feel comfortable, confident, and work with your body type. Drag along a stylish friend who isn't afraid to be direct and can help you determine what works and what doesn't. And, like all things in life, taking some risks can reap rewards! ??
Maria is wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress, ?Calvin Klein heels?, multiple Monica Vinader rings and an ?Anna Beck ring, and her boyfriend's watch??.
Chad Phillips, ?Executive Director, Special Projects, Merchandising??: I like to wear comfortable and classic pieces with a twist. You can usually find me in a pair of selvedge jeans that are threadbare with a mix of high and low pieces—even vintage and thrift. I have a soft spot for Japanese stuff, especially Engineered Garments and Post'O'Alls.
Style advice: Always wear something unique and you, and mix up brands with high and low. Dress how you feel most comfortable and appropriate for the occasion. ??
Chad is wearing an Engineered Garments ?blazer, A.P.C. shirt, Dockers p?ants, Industry Of All Nations loafers.
????Marcia Howard, Production Lead: My personal style is at best easy, and at worst a little lazy. I like to wear things that are comfortable and practical but stylish, in case I have to hop on the back of my boyfriend's Vespa or end up at a dance party. My favorite items are my Clarks, I'm always on the search for the perfect tank top, and I partly believe its always appropriate to dress like it's summer all year around. ??
Style advice: ??If you live in Brooklyn, whatever you put on in the morning, is most likely what you'll have on for the rest of the day. Your outfit should be comfortable enough to get through 11 hours at a desk, but fun enough to carry you through post work cocktails. ??
Marcia is wearing pants by Nate & Carly (purchased on Fab), shoes by Miz Mooz, an H&M tank, belt from Il Vostro Boutique in Minneapolis, earrings from Urban Outfitters, and a necklace in a die cast of an animal skull, which was a friend's good luck charm.
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