This past year and a half has drastically changed the way we work. And likewise the way we dress. I’ve been on a ‘hybrid’ model since the start of this year – meaning I work 3 days a week at home and 2 days at our Brooklyn office. And it occurred to me that I’ve started to transition to a hybrid wardrobe to match. A dressier trouser at the office, but just the blazer paired with jeans for video calls from home. A sweater for when it’s chilly at the office that can just as easily be worn into the weekend. If the mantra used to be “dress for the job you want” – I think it might now be, more accurately, “dress for the life you have”.
These separates from Talbots are a great example of pieces that can go from WFH to the office to the weekend – worn more casually or pulled together for a more professional look. A checked blazer, matching trousers, chunky cardigan and relaxed fit jeans. I swapped in one comfortable pair of heels, sneakers, a t-shirt and a button down and the options are kind of endless. They’ll all be getting a lot of wear this Fall and beyond.
Are you getting dressed up for work these days? Or still gravitating towards more casual pieces? I’ll always lean towards getting dressed but still want to be comfortable. All about that hybrid balance.
FOR A TUESDAY COMMUTE TO THE OFFICE:
FOR A BIG MID-WEEK MEETING:
FOR A DAY FULL OF VIDEO CALLS AT HOME:
FOR CASUAL FRIDAY:
SuzanneOctober 8, 2021 at 5:04 pm (1 year ago)
I got this suit and am taking all the inspo from this post about the extended ways to wear it! Thanks for such smart, accessible style advice.
thesteelemaidenOctober 11, 2021 at 9:32 pm (1 year ago)
Oh I’m so glad! I probably need to get the pants hemmed, but otherwise it’s so easy to wear! xx