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What the Team at Yahoo Wears to Work

It may have launched as a simple search engine nearly 20 years ago, but the Yahoo of today is an entirely different animal: it's a media and online powerhouse, with sites devoted to Travel, Style, and Beauty. We stopped by the company's San Francisco and New York City headquarters to see what employees wear to work across all departments — from marketing to product management and everything in between. See their looks, and learn more about the office culture at the tech giant below.


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Alexandra Perron, Yahoo Beauty Editor, is wearing a jacket by The Arrivals, an Everlane top, a Tibi skirt, Alexander Wang shoes, and NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red.

You slept through your snooze button. What’s your grab-and-go outfit for rushed mornings?
An oversized white button down (I love the ones at Uniqlo), a pair of black skinny jeans, and a simple black pump or pointed toe flat. A swipe of red lipstick also makes up for the fact that I’ve overslept!

Who's your ultimate style icon?
I have always loved Emmanuelle Alt’s style. She’s simple, sophisticated, and is never carrying a bag. How is that possible?! One day, I will live a bag free life.

What is your beauty routine like?
I won’t leave the house without an SPF. Right now I’m using Tatcha’s Pore Perfecting Sunscreen. I use Bobbi Brown’s Tinted Eye Brightener to hide any dark circles and apply her Skin Foundation Stick with a brush wherever I have redness — I’ve learned a lot about doing my own makeup by having Bobbi as a boss! I use Benefit Brow Zings to fill in my brows, and set them with Marc Jacobs Brow Tamer Grooming Gel in clear.

I like a natural looking pink cheek, so I’ll use Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint in Very Charming and apply it with my fingers to the apples of my cheeks. I went all summer without wearing any mascara thanks to an awesome set of lash extensions, but they’ve hit their expiration date so I’m currently wearing Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara. I love a red lip and my all time favorite is NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Mysterious Red. My hair routine is centered on one key ingredient: sea salt spray. My favorite is John Masters Organics Sea Mist.


Mimmie Huang, Sr. Product Manager, is wearing an Anthropologie dress, Rag & Bone boots, a Kate Spade wallet, a Gorjana bracelet, a Maya Brenner necklace, and a Cartier wedding band.

Which item in your closet is the most meaningful to you, and why?
I have a red qipao, which is a traditional Chinese dress. It's my most treasured item of clothing, since it was designed just for me by my talented cousin who used to intern for Vera Wang. It's a one-of-a-kind piece and also her wedding present to me. It represents so much of my culture and is also quite fashionable, with its intricate embroidery and side slit to show off the legs.

What’s your shopping guilty pleasure?
My shopping guilty pleasure is buying tons of clothes for my two-year-old daughter, despite knowing that she'll quickly grow out of them. She already has her own personal style. We shop online together at H&M, Zara, and Baby Gap and she points out the things she wants. I can't help but get them for her!

What's your favorite place to buy clothes?
I tend to shop online, with my go-tos being Anthropologie, Madewell, and ASOS. I've also recently become a fan of Trunk Club — I'm helping beta test their new version for women. It's a subscription service where they pair you with a stylist and send you a "trunk" of clothes hand picked for you. You just send back anything you don't like. It's fun and super convenient for someone with a busy work schedule and an active toddler.

Which three websites (other than Yahoo) do you check every day?
Pinterest, TechCrunch, and Uncrate.

How has your style changed since working at Yahoo?
Not much, but I have been admiring all the great outfits our CEO, Marissa Mayer, wears.


Sven Drummer, Director of Product Management, is wearing Welcome Stranger and Copin Designs shirts, John Varvatos jeans, Dr. Martens shoes, and Theo glasses.

Who's your ultimate style icon?
Noelle, my wife.

Which item in your closet is the most meaningful to you, and why?
Our old cat decided that my closet is her retirement home. She has her own little house in one of the shelves. Nothing else in there is more important.

What’s your shopping guilty pleasure?
Music, books, and I have far too many headphones.

What’s one piece of clothing that you’ll never throw out?
I have some classic leather jackets that I will probably keep forever.

Where's your favorite place to buy clothes?
Europe. But I also have quite a few clothes from local designers from Oakland and San Francisco.


Photo: Shanita Sims

Amanda Chan, Yahoo Health Deputy Editor, is wearing a Banana Republic jumpsuit, Rebels shoes, an Apple Watch, Catbird ring, and vintage and Madewell bracelets.

What’s your personal style philosophy?
Whatever you’re wearing, feel good wearing it. I love wearing things that make me smile — whether it’s because they're fun, they feel like "me," or because they give me an added boost of confidence. It’s easier to be in a good mental space when you’re not also feeling self-conscious or not-yourself because of what you're wearing.

Which item in your closet is the most meaningful to you, and why?
This is going to be such an obvious answer, but my wedding dress! My mom and I bought it this summer at a place that only sells sample dresses — meaning, you don't have to order the dress and wait months for it to come in, you just take it with you at the end of your appointment. It now has a nice little home in my closet (well, "little," meaning it now encompasses half of my closet), until it gets brought out for the big day next spring. 

What’s your shopping guilty pleasure?
I’ve always been a sucker for dresses, and here's proof. In college, I once did a self-challenge where I wore a different dress every day for a month and documented it on a blog. I certainly don't need any more dresses in my wardrobe, but if there’s a cute one on sale, it’s hard for me to turn it down because I have a (very unfortunate) knack for justifying unnecessary purchases.

Which clothing item can you never have too much of?
Shoes (said every New York City woman ever). But hear me out: I’m a fast and heavy walker (I not only speed walk, but I sound like an elephant while I do it), so I wear out the soles of my shoes fairly quickly. This presents a pretty easy opportunity to rationalize needing a new pair of sandals when I purchased a pair just the week before.


Photo: Shanita Sims

Brittany Jones-Cooper, Yahoo Travel Editor, is wearing a Cloth & Stone shirt, Mango pants, Aldo shoes, a Bulavo watch, flea market bracelets, and a Topshop ring and necklaces.

What’s your personal style philosophy?
Simplicity is important to me. I'd rather be defined by my words and ideas than by what I'm wearing, so I typically avoid clothes that distract or attract attention. With that said, when I want people to take notice, I have a few statement outfits.

What’s one piece of clothing that you’ll never throw out?
I used to be Katie Couric's assistant, and she gave me this Armani dress when she was editing her closet. I really have no where to wear it, but I love it.

Who's your ultimate style icon?
This sounds so nerdy, but Mary Tyler Moore. I grew up watching her on Nick at Night, and I always thought she looked so classic. In The Dick Van Dyke show she wore ankle length pants and simple tops. Since I was wearing high waters long before they were cool, I connected to her style. She also wore some pretty awesome outfits on The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

What’s the best fashion lesson you’ve learned over the years?
In my early twenties I learned how to dress professionally at work when I was on a budget. Start with pants, and tops in basic colors so that are interchangeable. If you like something, buy two. Style-wise, if it's tight on the bottom, wear something lose on top  and vice versa. Oh, and don't follow trends. I love that no one expects me to wear a crop top.


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Julie Triolo, Head of Business Marketing and Media & Sponsorships, is wearing a Les Copains blouse and vest, BCBG Max Azria pants, Pour La Victoire shoes, Tom Ford glasses, Carolyn Colby earrings, an Anthropologie ring, and an OVERT tech case.

Who's your ultimate style icon?
I like to source inspiration from fashion bloggers like Laura Ellner, who's always effortlessly chic. I also love Anita Bosio's contemporary minimalism style. She'll definitely be one to watch.

What’s the best part about working at Yahoo?
It's a fun, dynamic environment where you're encouraged to express yourself. The people are what make it special. I've forged a lot of meaningful relationships with wonderful, smart colleagues.

Which three websites (other than Yahoo) do you check every day?
VICE, Bloomberg, NYTNow.

Has your style changed since working at Yahoo?
Since I've been with Yahoo, I have migrated from San Francisco to New York. This has influenced my personal style a bit as I've found that you can never be too edgy in New York. In California I embraced a modern, more laid-back style, and now I like to be adventurous and take some risks when it comes to fashion. I think it's fun to explore and play with different looks and seasonality plays a big role in the ability to take on multiple transformations over the course of a year.

What is your beauty routine like?
Wash face, blow dry hair (love Oribe hair products), eyeliner from Laura Mercier, mascara (can't live without Diorshow), and lip gloss.


Photo: Shanita Sims

Chris Kim, Yahoo Style Market Editor, is wearing a James Perse shirt, H&M jacket, A.P.C. jeans, Common Project shoes, Nixon watch, and Tiffany Bracelet.

You slept through your snooze button. What’s your grab-and-go outfit for rushed mornings?
When I'm in a rush, my go-to outfit is usually my black skinny jeans with frayed hems that cuts right at the ankles and either a white or black crewneck tee from either Orlebar Brown or James Perse. I finish off the look with one of my many white sneakers which range from the classic Vans to the oh so popular Common Projects. Since I probably haven't had a cup of coffee, I shield my eyes with a pair of black classic Oliver People sunglasses.

What’s your shopping guilty pleasure?
Currently, my guilty pleasures are my white sneakers! I can't seem to get enough. My collection ranges from Common Projects to Golden Gooses to Saint Laurent, but since I'm a So Cal boy at heart, I'll always have a pair of Vans somewhere in my closet.

What’s one piece of clothing that you’ll never throw out?
Those have to be my A.P.C. Petit Standard Jeans. They just get better with age.

Who's your ultimate style icon?
I've always been drawn to classic American figures like Paul Newman, Marlon Brando, and Steve McQueen. Their looks are always so effortless and timeless.

What’s the best fashion lesson you’ve learned over the years?
Looking back, some of my fashion choices were a bit questionable. But, I don't regret any of them since they were all lessons to be learned. One thing that I've learned through my years in fashion is that you need to wear the clothes and not let them wear you. Be confident in what you wear.


Kelly Xu, Data Scientist, is wearing a Kate Spade dress, Jimmy Choo shoes, a Tag Heuer watch, Dogeared earrings, and a Tiffany & Co. ring and necklace.

How would you describe the office environment at Yahoo?
Busy yet organized. Everyone knows what they should do and tries to do their best. People are also very helpful to each other.

Which three websites (other than Yahoo) do you check every day?
Google news, Reddit, and Youtube.

Has your style changed since working at Yahoo?
No, but I try to be the influencer and encourage my coworkers to dress up once in a while.

What’s the best fashion lesson you’ve learned over the years?
Don't try to dress to impress other people. Dress to impress yourself.

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