Office Apropos: Summer 2015

  • Leandra, Day 1: You will never hear me complain about the heat and I believe that no shorts iterate this better than those that are gold, brocade and maintain wide enough leg-holes to make yours look like giraffes. It's like confetti on a Monday, only there's no post-party clean up. WEARING: Equipment shirt, PJK x MR shorts, Amelie Pichard shoes, Nancy Gonzalez backpack
  • Amelia, Day 1: I've been going to the gym in the mornings, which means I have to plan my outfits the night before, which is insanely hard. However, we'd just shot the khaki story so I looked in my khloset, remembered I had khakis and said, "Khool!" (To try next time I wear khax: pink and paisley.)
  • White button down by Ralph Lauren, Khakis by Zara (but now I want these), espadrilles by Castañer
  • Krista encourages at least one glamour shot.
  • Krista, Day 1: I wear this dress when I feel like Marie Antoinette going to "farm" in the Petit Trianon. If you aren't a closeted Francophile like me, know that this look approximates barncore meets glamcore. This dress is vintage, but I like to think it's basically Valentino. Get a similar vibe from this dress by Dolce & Gabbana. Casual sandals that give me a funny tan line are by Birkenstock.
  • Anything embroidered makes me want to pick wildflowers or stand amongst cool cacti.
  • Elizabeth, Day 1: This is my stork stance. I'm wearing a cropped blouse by In God We Trust, crochet shorts from Nasty Gal (which Leandra referenced in her Weekend Outfit Inspiration post), and Maryam Nassir Zadeh sandals. Komono sunglasses tucked in shirt.
  • Leandra, Day 2: It's raining, it's pouring, the old man is...HANDPAINTING A SURFBOARD ONTO MY PANTS only in this here nursery rhyme, said old man is actually our most recent Chatroom contestant, Rosie Assoulin. Now add an orange Veda tank top and what do you get?
  • This. This is all you get. WEARING: Rosie Assoulin pants, Veda tank top, Roxanne Assoulin choker, Slow Factory scarf around wrist
  • Here's my butt, don't wear it out
  • Amelia, Day 2: I have two summer personas: boat or beach. You can throw a pineapple at my face for saying that 4 sure. Today the look was beach.
  • Sunglasses by Westward Leaning, crop by Topshop, shorts by Tibi, white shirt by Everlane, peach sandals (which I have worn almost every day this summer) by Iro Paris.
  • Krista, Day 2: I planned this outfit as I dosed off last night. Sometimes I just really want to wear a slipdress and inevitably end up looking like a nineties club kid-met-Phoebe Philo. T-Shirt by Everlane, still-clean sneaks by Adidas.
  • Elizabeth, Day 2: I'm not as morally strong as Leandra, and therefore I cannot boycott denim. In a bow-front top by Darwin, vintage Levi cropped wide-leg jeans that I went to Scissors Town on, and NO.6 clogs.
  • Leandra, Day 3: Boobs! What? Here is what easy like Wednesday morning looks like: a Jenni Kayne silk wrap top, Samantha Pleet jeans (please get them, they're the best thing that's happened to me since Gas-X), Zanzan sunglasses, Tibi flatforms, Slow Factory scarf-bracelet, and an "elevated" basket by way of Mark Cro$$.
  • This lunchbox unbelievably opens up into a studio apartment!
  • My sorry-ass feet, however, do not do anything of the sort.
  • Amelia, Day 3: I'm one of those people who unpacks immediately upon weekend getaway arrival (I put stuff on hangers, fold sweaters in drawers, the whole shebang) but once I'm back at my apartment, I live out of the bag until I either A) go away again with all the same clothes or B) am forced to do laundry. That's what happened here! (Type A-Minus syndrome.) Men's striped shirt by Saint James, my favorite shorts ever by 3x1 (if you're worried about your thighs in shorts, buy them), sunglasses by Persol.
  • Krista, Day 3: My Out of Office uniform is essentially this outfit, but with comfier shoes. Once I find the perfect denim cut-offs, it's hard to find a reason to take them off. Shoes by Maryam Nassir Zadeh, seventies dream blouse by & Other Stories. Bonus points to whoever can tell where my pale skin begins and the wall ends.
  • I've stopped wearing the red lip in favor of this great orange lipstick by the one and only Maryam Nassir Zadeh x MAKE Beauty.
  • Elizabeth, Day 3: Gray is the new black. Richard Chai ultra suede structured short sleeve top, vintage Levi's distressed black cut-offs, Jeffrey Campbell lace up sandals, grandma's necklace as belt, and Illesteva sunglasses.
  • This necklace-turned-belt was originally from the musical Hair in the 70's. My grandfather owned a popular Italian restaurant in the theater district when the musical was in theaters. He was a schmoozer so was given a prop for my grandmother to keep. One of the many things I've taken from good ol' G-ma.
  • Leandra, Day 4: They say if you can't beat 'em, join 'em and I've insofar experienced inability to win with motorcyclists, little boys, Coachella enthusiasts and Park Avenue mothers cue the respectively corresponding Veda leather jacket (called the Jayne), Chloé pussybow blouse, Levi's cut-offs and Oscar de la Renta mules (on sale! Get them too! Twinsies!)
  • Beauty $hot.
  • Amelia, Day 4: Let me fix my hair. Denim shirt by Courtshop, my summer jeans that I honestly need to replace with these by Madewell because they are too big but belts look dumb with them so I tie them with a shirt (this one is by Solid & Striped). My raffia shoes are by this awesome brand Artemis Design Co.
  • (This summer sweater would make a great belt-shirt too.)
  • Krista, Day 4: Bell bottoms are my spirit pant. These ones just happened onto my browser window at 50% off; I'm calling it "divine intervention." The white cotton top only sort of balances out the heat that is created from wearing full length pants. Clogs by Dansko, but also wishing I had a pair of NO.6 clogs.
  • I chose to wear this scarf around my neck, but there are other ways to work one. P.S., where's the top of my high waisted undies?
  • Elizabeth, Day 4: Vintage tee, vintage Levi's cut-offs, TBA leather loafers, and a Louis Vuitton x Yayoi Kusama silk infinity scarf. Lipstick by MAC.
  • Leandra, Day 5: Welcome to Friday, where the striped shirt dresses float like swans in a Long Island pool and pink satin shoes sink like golf balls in a pond. I don't know what that means but I do know that the Lena Dunham and I fortuitously own the same Armani Exchange sunglasses. Maybe purchased on Amazon. Maybe not.
  • Amelia, Day 5: Ending on a high note here (because I'm wearing midi-heels GET IT) in my favorite skirt ever. It's by Tory Burch who kills it on the day-wear lately. Shirt by Everlane, shoes by Tibi. (Speaking of Tibi: did you see the designer and her husband's It's Kind of a Funny Story? So cute.) In the words of Cher Horowitz: Dee, I'm Audi."
  • Krista, Day 5: Wearing this outfit prompted a heated debate in the office: is that red thing on my chest an avocado in a sombrero? Emma came to the rescue and identified the avocado as a prickly pear. This dress is vintage, so if you're not a champ at eBay-ing, might I suggest Nasty Gal? The shoes are by Stan Smith.
The Writers | July 20, 2015

5 days, 4 girls, 20 outfits, a billion poses

To quote Ray Dorset of Mungo Jerry, “In the summertime when the weather is hot / You can stretch right up and touch the sky.”

Indeed, the weather is hot. Because of this, the office air conditioner — positioned in the very high, very hard to reach top left corner of our office — is on full blast. AC wars begin promptly at 10:03 a.m. where we divide into teams of two: those who turn it off versus those who turn it back on. Hot-blooded versus the cold veined, we “stretch right up and touch the sky.” Over and over and over.

The ever-exciting game of icicles versus sweat makes for a variety of office apropos looks — summer sleeves and khaki pants versus denim underwear and indoor bikinis, etc. — so we documented our clothes for 5 days, which you can dutifully read about in the optimized slideshow above.

Because, you know, when the weather’s fine, you got outfits, you got outfits on your mind.

But office apropos doesn’t have to end here! Our archive goes on forever, baby.

july-wear

  • maximie

    Those surfbort pants are HOW MUCH??!

  • Natali

    All amazing outfits, pretty and super stylish girls and the poses… Man, you’re all like a real pros here. 😀

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  • I have to worry about layering more than I do in the winter. It’s super hot outside, but the office is absurdly cold. One day I wore a cardigan, cashmere zip up sweater, and a scarf inside when it was 80 degrees outside.

    A $30 desktop heater greatly improved my working conditions.

    • Amelia Diamond

      ELIZABETH TAKE NOTE

  • ok but the guy in the background mirroring krista’s day 5 post?

    • Krista Anna Lewis

      How did I miss this?!

      • it’s either incredible choreography or that guy is an A+ joker

        • Amelia Diamond

          hahahh

    • Synchronized posing indeed!

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  • Caro

    Krista, you’re comment about Marie Antoinette at Petit Trianon slayed me bc I dream about that scene and her dress often.
    Let’s give a clap for this series. (Round of applause)

    • Amelia Diamond

      That slayed me as well which is such a funny pun when considering MA because, you know: head. 🙁

    • Krista Anna Lewis

      YOU GET ME.

  • Dawn

    You go Amelia–you look great!

    • Amelia Diamond

      YOU go, Dawn!

  • Elena Jovkovska

    You guys are hilarious. And the ideas are fun too. 🙂

  • Dawn

    Leandra–you always look so good in Rosie Assoulin–why?–because they make you happy and they are you!

    • Amelia Diamond

      that is so true

  • Allie Fasanella

    checkkkk that midrif shot on AD. werking on ya fitness is werking. am i sexually harassing u rn?

    YALL ARE PERFECT AND I WOULD LIKE TO STEAL ALL THE CLOTHES OFF YO BACKS

  • I would love to have any of your closets… I mean, those shoes, those pants!!!!

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  • AlexaJuno

    Theatre person having an “original Hair prop” induced meltdown here.

    During one performance of the revival, I was sitting front row when a necklace burst open. Managed to keep one of the beads that rolled off the stage. That’s the same, right?

    • Elizabeth Tamkin

      THIS ONE bursts open all the damn time!!!!

  • Elizabeth, loving you and your style! Amelia try rolling the waistband of your jeans down once, I do that when I wear my too-big-for-me boyfriend jeans! 😛

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    • Amelia Diamond

      trying!

      • Let me know how it goes! I sometimes leave the top button unbuttoned for the unfinished look. 😛

    • Elizabeth Tamkin

      Thank you kindly, Charmystique 😉

  • MR is prob the only place I genuinely say that I’d like to get in all your pants……as in, I would like to wear them.

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  • liderallyyyy can’t even get over the embroidered dress, krista. or leandra’s maternalcore schoolboy biker look (?). or that Amelia had the uncanny ability to make a white button down and khakis look so damn chic.

    • Amelia Diamond

      you can too!!

  • Kelsey Moody

    Re: Amelia’s day 2- hey girl, I thank you for bringing your beach persona to drinks. I was not tempted to throw a pineapple at your face though

    • Amelia Diamond

      I am so damn glad!!

  • Lua Jane

    You guys are the hotest team out there. And I totally envy your office policy that allows for shorts to be worn, as it should be everywhere. Also that Lisa Marie Fernandez dress Leandra wears is THE dress. Like the dress of dresses!!

    • Amelia Diamond

      I know I want it 🙁

  • BK

    Solid work all round, hats off to Elizabeth for giving killer Australian label C/meo Collective some airtime ??

  • Aydan

    Now if only my office would accept shorts….so much inspo!!

  • Greer

    AMELIA DAY 2 BRINGIN IT HOME

    • Greer

      I spoke too soon, Amelia day everything bringing it home

      • Amelia Diamond

        drinks for greer!

  • All amazing outfits, pretty and super stylish girls and the poses… Man, you’re all like a real pros here. 😀

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  • Dale Chong

    I love the outfits here! In particular Amelia and Elizabeth’s. So many that I shall try to copy in the near future. Please do this more often, love seeing what everyone is wearing 🙂

  • celinecelines

    The silk bracelets Leandra is wearing are from Slow Factory: http://www.slowfactory.com!!

  • Claudia Tetreault-Percy

    I have waited so long for this post YAY!

  • Barncore!! New favorite!!

  • possibilitygirl

    100% into all of this with the exception of…that Washington Redskins shirt :- Being a buzzkill is lame and I’m sorry, but the dated/insensitive name & caricature are not a great look for 2015.

  • Corrie

    Amelia you are looking so beautiful and stylish, you go girl! Where did Esther go though?

    • Amelia Diamond

      Currently: traveling! She is freelancing now! We miss her!

  • Catalina

    amelia. day 5. by god woman!

  • Sally Waits

    “closeted Francophile” <3
    stealin' that for my résumé (ha! see what I did there?)

  • Anna O Neill

    Shoegasm!! I need those shoes…

  • romina

    Leandra what is your day 2 watch brand???

    • Leandra Medine

      Bulgari!

  • parkzark

    Give me the clothes off your collective backs.

    • Amelia Diamond

      k!

  • Mari

    @ameliadiamond:disqus Amelia Diamond Do you change at the gym? How do you manage to pack clothes that are so prone to wrinkling (khakis! a white shirt!!) and still look pull together? D:

    • Amelia Diamond

      YES I DO CHANGE AT THE GYM IT IS SO ANNOYING. They are kind of wrinkled, actually. However, I ROLL as opposed to fold and then stack like pringles cans in my bag. It’s an art I am slowly mastering.

  • Penny Dreadful

    in what way are croptops apropos for work?

  • Beatrice

    Krista your white dress is screaming for those stupidly beautiful Gucci slides! Petit Trianon vibes 4ever