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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!
All photos by Porter Hovey
This week, we bring you a special fitness edition of Working It. What with the Olympics, and the Grand Slam, and it being the last month of bathing-suit weather and everything, our sister sites in Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York are getting in the sporty spirit with a "hottest local trainer" contest. And we're playing along here on Racked National by featuring the New York headquarters of cult-favorite fitness studio, SoulCycle. Though your personal experience with SoulCycle might be more about sweat and spandex, the team runs a growing national business—not to mention a line of SoulCycle workout gear—and they know how to dress the part. Here's how they work it when they're working.
Ashley Acosta, Marketing Coordinator: My personal style is ever changing and eclectic. I tend to fall for funky trends in fashion—I've discovered that I'm not a basics kind of girl. As my style evolves, I find myself playing around with beauty trends to incorporate new dimensions to my look.
Style advice: Personal style is a genuine expression of whom you are— don't let "rules" or the opinions of others hold you back from wearing what makes you feel great. It's so important to remember that the clothes you put on in the morning don't define you. Of course it's fun to express yourself through what you wear, but there are so many other dimensions to true style.
Ashley is wearing an Equipment blouse, Adriano Goldschmied jeans, Tibi shoes, and Vanessa Mooney bracelets and earrings.
Madison Warren, Senior Manager of New Studio Openings: I like to wear flowy pieces that are a little bit hippie, a little bit precious, and a little bit trendy. Bright colors and interesting prints always make it into my wardrobe. I am active so I like to be comfortable always—flats are key.
Style advice: Feel confident and comfortable in your clothes. If you own what you wear and you feel good, you look hot.
Madison is wearing a Black Standard tie-dye maxi dress with flats and lots of bangles found at flea markets.
Cassandra Campa, Retail and Merchandise Manager: My style is a mix of classics reinvented and more fashionable pieces. I love to incorporate a bright color or metallics when my outfit is monochromatic.
Style advice: Don't be afraid to play with prints, color, and new silhouettes!
Cassandra is wearing a Daydreamer LA top, BDG jeans and Dolcetta platforms.
MB Cook, HR Manager: I generally don't put a lot of thought into what I wear and tend to just go with whatever I'm feeling at the moment. I will admit that I have a bit of a denim obsession, so you're likely to find me in some iteration of it more often than not. Ultimately, comfort is my priority. I like to feel like I'm wearing pajamas but still look pulled together; it makes me feel like I'm getting away with something.
Style advice: I am a huge advocate of taking the time to organize one's closet. Invest in those skinny-flocked hangers and color-code your heart out. I unleash my OCD on my closet on a weekly basis, reorganizing and editing. It makes getting dressed a much happier and far more efficient ordeal.
MB is wearing a Cheap Monday top, Eskell shorts, Volatile shoes and bracelets from Cartier, J.Crew, and a street vendor in Soho.
Alan Cooke, Design Director: My style is predicated on constant recombination. I like looking at what's in the closet and making it work in a completely different way week to week. Tucked, untucked, buttoned up with a tie, unbuttoned and sleeves rolled up—everything works a different way depending on my mood.
Style advice: Combination cognizance—can't stress this enough. When things contrast appropriately, it works wonders. I try and break at least one fashion rule a day—black and navy, pattern on pattern—a deliberate disobedience is what can set you apart. And last but not least: accoutrement. Accessorize and conquer.
Alan is wearing Rachael Comey shoes, Mexx slacks, a Scotch & Soda shirt, Michael Kuhle for Epaulet tie, and a Tissot timepiece.
Gabby Cohen, PR & Marketing Director: My style is sporty casual. I dress for comfort first and then add color. I love to incorporate a vest or sneakers into almost every outfit—they are my flair items. Since I work for a fitness company, I have the luxury of dressing down on most days, so if I am wearing a dress, it is paired with hi-tops or a military vest. If I am wearing SoulCycle leggings, they are paired with a pair of sparkly sequin sneakers.
Style advice: Remember to dress comfortably! There is nothing worse than wearing pants that ride low and you spend the day pulling them up or wearing shoes that hurt. Being physically uncomfortable can ruin your day AND feeling bad makes you look bad.
Gabby is wearing an Otte dress, J.Crew vest, and Chanel flats.
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