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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
This week, we bring you to the Manhattan offices of Foley + Corinna. The company, founded by New Yorkers Dana Foley and Anna Corinna, has earned cult following for their feminine, functional handbags and vintage-inspired apparel. Born out of an independent boutique on Manhattan's Lower East Side, the brand now has multiple locations across the country and can be found in department stores around the world. Here's how they work it when they're working.
Stacy Drosatou, PR Manager: My style is clean-casual with an edge. I like mixing masculine with feminine pieces and playing with texture. I rarely experiment with color. Blacks, greys, and blues dominate my wardrobe's color palette. I'm a sucker for anything leather.
Style advice: Make each season's trend your own. Invest in a few key pieces and make sure that your new purchases pair back with the rest of your wardrobe. Always make sure that your clothes fit properly. There's nothing worse than a skirt a size too small or a blazer a size too large. Accessorize (one can never wear too much jewelry)!
Stacey is wearing an Elizabeth & James blazer, Foley & Corinna limited edition splatter paint jeans, Foley & Corinna shirt w/ leather collar, Alexander Wang booties, Maria Francesca Pepe ear cuff, Jennifer Zeuner evil eye ring, CC Skye bracelet, Vanessa Mooney bracelet, DIOR cuff, Gas Bijoux bracelet.
Morris Hedaya, Marketing Manager: In general, I'm pretty relaxed, which is transparent with my style. I love a good sweater/pant combo or jeans and t-shirt. If ever there's a meeting or dinner I have to attend, there's always spare black jacket handy.
Style advice: Every guy should own a crisp fitted white shirt, a staple sweater and a great pair of washed jeans. Mess around with color occasionally to accent your look and before you walk out that door, make sure you're the complete A+ package. You're marketing yourself!
Morris is wearing a T by Alexander Wang Sweater, Billtornade pants, Y-3 Boots, Rolex watch and Miansai bracelet.
Pam Shively, Senior Account Executive: I like to wear pieces that are basic and versatile, as I usually layer on accessories or need to transition outfits from day into night. I never know when I may get pulled into a meeting so black is always a safe bet for work.
Style advice: I spend a lot of time with clients in the showroom so a big thing for me is making sure that anything I wear is long enough in case I need to reach something on a high shelf or bend down and pick something up. Working in fashion affords me the luxury of having a little more fun with what I wear to work, but it's important to make sure I'm still dressing professionally. If my dad would comment on it, I better save it for the weekend!
Pam is wearing a Marc by Marc Jacobs jacket, Splendid tank, Red Valentino skirt, Christian Louboutin heels, J.Crew necklace, Bracelets by Alex + Ani, Tory Burch, and Urban Outfitters
and rings by Robindira Unsworth, Zoe & Morgan, and Gorjana.
Meredith Finney, Account Executive: I like to wear things that are expressive and artistic. My style is Stevie Nicks goes to 5th Avenue. Or some days to a hip hop concert.
Style advice: What you choose to wear articulates who you are. The most important thing about getting dressed is that whatever you choose to wear, tells your story. And always start with the shoes, the outfit follows the shoes.
Meredith is wearing a Foley + Corinna Blouse, vintage Top, Sass and Bide pants, and Tony Lama cowboy boots.
Kimberly Mueller, E-Commerce Manager: I'm the ultimate lazy girl when it comes to fashion. I actually spend more time getting my dog ready in the morning than I do on myself, so I love easy pieces that can transition throughout my day.
Style advice: Don't forget about proportions! Dress for your body type, and have a good tailor on speed dial. Being on the shorter side, I prefer looks that accentuate my waist, above the knee hemlines and sky high heels. The higher the heel, the closer to God?right?
Kimberly is wearing a Foley + Corinna top, Topshop skirt, and Christian Louboutin heels.
Anna Corinna, Creative Director: I like to think I'm a relaxed, rock and roll, working girl. I tend to find certain pieces I love and either buy three or wear 'em everyday—I guess it's my uniform—but with a nod to the NYC cult following designer I am (a little tongue in cheek (of course)). Oh and I LOVE a layered necklace, and ring on every finger thrown in for fun.
Style advice: Always feel good with what you have on—if you don't feel right you are gonna look it. Also, always have on something that makes you feel fabulous and like the most kick-ass girl in the room, whatever that means to you, be it the highest, most expensive shoes; holiest, tightest, most worn-out jeans; the push-uppiest bra; or biggest, sparkliest cocktail ring. Wear it out and wear it with attitude.
Anna is wearing camo jungle jean by Trash and Vaudeville, Prada boots, Foley+Corinna beaded tank, AllSaints leather jacket, vintage jewelry, silver sword pendant by Manon, leopard ring by Noir, and earrings by Pada Vavre.
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