Office Apropos: Summer 2016

7 girls, 5 days, 35 outfits, 80+ degrees


Too hot for clothes? We’ve got a song and a book for that. Oh, and a math lesson

It’s that time again! Office Apropos is here to serve as the mood board you didn’t ask for, providing summer outfit ideas from our growing editorial team of seven in a series of 35 looks brought to you by the intersection of Nolita and Chinatown in New York City.

Click through then meet us in the comments section below! We’d rather hang than work even though we got dressed for both.

Photographed by Krista Anna Lewis and Elizabeth Tamkin.


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  • OH MAN this was the best ever. Everyone looks so good. I love summer. I’m jealous of ur sleeves, Amelia. How was your day in the life of a walking comforter blanket?

    Also, it looks like off the shoulder tops are here to stay? They look great on everybody.

    • Amelia Diamond

      It was the floatiest and breeziest day ever except the strings of the sleeves that tie it up got in lots of iced coffees

      • kellymcd

        Made the mistake of wearing a bell sleeved Free People dress to a BBQ yesterday that included a couple rousing games of Gaucho Ball/Rage Cage. I may have lost terribly but I least I looked fabulous while being the drunk loser

        I feel your pain

  • Natali

    THIS POST ROCKS!! Inspiration overload!!! LOVE your Chanel mules and Lizzie Fortunato earrings.

    • Amelia Diamond

      i know those earrings are goooood

  • Hilary

    Office Apropos is the BEST. Also I think Haley may be my new style icon.

    • Leandra Medine

      She’s my mentor

      • Haley Nahman

        You guys your icon and mentor just ate a bowl of cereal for lunch. Out of a cup. Love u

    • Julia Park

      Agreed! Agreed! Agreed! Haley does have some fabulous outfits. (She also has such a distinct look! I can tell which outfits are hers even before looking to see whose face it is.)

  • Christina

    I’m obsessing over Lane Marinho shoes. Still trying to figure out how to get them on my feet

  • amalieilund

    Office Apropos is my favourite thing on the entire internet – thank you for doing you!!!

  • Ahh, this post makes me even more excited about summer dressing!
    Also, it couldn’t have come at a better time since I wanted to share with you my new straw bag and kimono that I found at the market yesterday.

    • Amelia Diamond

      omg this kimono! that bag! the earrings!

    • Haley Nahman

      That top!!!!!

    • Harling Ross

      I actually need a kimono immediately now.

    • Leandra Medine

      U r so cool

    • Allie Fasanella

      i’m properly obsessed w u

    • Thank you! You are all so cool ❣

    • Catalina

      this is amazing and i want to emulate this look in the near future

  • I’ve been waiting for this! Awesome! I need to get myself some slides…

  • nicole

    in slide 3 i thought Amelia had cut her hair and i almost had a heart attack…not that she wouldn’t look divine with short hair, but i’m obsessed with her luscious mane!!

    • Yvonne Dunlevie

      Luscious mane indeed

    • Quinn Halman

      I thought it was Cynthia Nixon for a very hot second

    • kellymcd

      Amelia is #HairGoals and no joke, I saw a post a few months ago with her hair looking all flowacious and I immediately decided I hated my lob and am now on the painful journey that is growing out one’s hair. Whenever I feel discouraged, I stalk her locks all over Manrepeller and it gives me the strength to carry on

      • nicole

        you are stronger than i – i just impulse cut my hair into a choppy bob, AGAIN. i get so bored with the in-between stages!

        i wish you strength on your journey and frequent trims for healthy growth. and when the growing gets tough…put some coconut oil in the ends and put that shit in a topknot.

        • kellymcd

          “put some coconut oil in the ends and put that shit in a topknot.”

          New life mantra. Will write it on a sticky note and stick to the edge of my computer for when the going gets tough

    • Haley Nahman

      OMG totally seeing. I’m kind into it but it’s 100% not Amelia

  • Esty Turner

    Can I be Harling’s best friend? She just looks so smiley and happy all the time

    ALSO – Those amazing earrings in slide 8 are 50% off at Fivestory –

    • Harling Ross

      It’s hard not to smile when you’re gazing at Krista behind the camera lens…or reading comments from cool MR readers!!!!!

    • Haley Nahman

      I want to be Harling’s best friend too

      • Harling Ross


  • Alessia

    Love Yvonne’s style!!

    • Yvonne Dunlevie

      Show me your style Alessia <3

  • ChiefCC

    LOVE Elizabeth’s vintage red top! So crisp and summery!

    • Haley Nahman

      Eliz is crisp and summery in general huh?

  • Katie N.

    I bought those same chloe sandals on sale. Agree that it was an investment and definitely worth it. They spice up every outfit, not too high of a heel, very comfortable. I’ve gotten some negative comments from my less fashion forward friends, but what they say is that they’re “out there,” which I don’t see but also take as a compliment. Anyway, love your taste and love the sandals.

    On a tangent, I’m also really happy they worked out, because how much of a let down is it when you commit to making a splurge and then you get it and it doesn’t work out? It’s almost like, “we made a deal that I was going to spend more money than I should and that you were supposed to be awesome!” Last month, I splurged on a Self Portrait white frilly dress I had seen and when I got it in the mail and tried it on it was so unflattering and even then I didn’t return it for two weeks, because as my boyfriend said, “I was mourning.”

    Tangent over and in conclusion : great shoes.

    • Harling Ross

      “we made a deal that I was going to spend more money than I should and that you were supposed to be awesome!” YUP. Totally. 100%

  • Allie Fasanella

    ah you ALL are such wonderbabes/dreamgirls/QUEENS. thanks for some lovely summer inspo! here is a shot i took of myself today whist laying on my mother’s lap in an empty subway car after an interview. it’s emotionally exhausting trying to get hired, ppl.

  • Claire

    ok first of all: this was definitely the best office apropros yet, IMHO. second: this post got me thinking…I’m moving to da big apple next month !!!! (and actually this kinda is along the same lines as your post a few weeks back with the “from-the-mouths-of-[new yorker]-babes” wisdom for newcomers) but do you guys have any tips (fashion or otherwise) specifically re: commuting? i.e., I’ve obviously been on a new york subway before using it to actually transport myself to work is going to be a whole new ball game, methinks…


  • Jennifer

    gah! those jean shorts are 80% off at saks!

  • custom MR iPhone case???

  • Caitlin G

    These are so great! Also, Amelia’s hair is perfect!

  • Bree Caggiati

    Seriously though Haley you are on FIRE (FIYAH?)

  • Andy

    You gals are QUEENS!

  • BK

    Hey Leandra what about the little house pendant you’re wearing along with the boob pendant

  • Caro

    Oh my gosh, this is so inspiring. I feel so happy to be a reader of this site! I want to create all the outfits.

    • Leandra Medine

      SoooooOOOOOOooooOOOO! happy to have you.

  • Antonia

    Dear all, Can not find the brand Ganguas from Leandra’s shoes! Could you share the details? thanks! always the best part of the day to read Man repeller….

  • Pandora Sykes

    These shoes these shoes Leandra these shoes I want these shoes I can’t breathe these shoes shoes sehorjhesohfnsoikf

  • roni

    HI! I looked for these Ganguas shoes but didn’t find anything! can you tell the instegram page?

  • Senka

    That yellow dress Krista wears is basically my summer mood. Pale pastels with demure floral print and tea length is what I’m all about right now. Can somebody pls invite me to an afternoon tea?
    Haley’s Granny chic on the other hand is anything but old. Too perfect.

  • Carolina López Cruz

    I am Colombian and so happy to see you guys wearing so many Colombian designer things! I am a designer too and hopefully someday you guys will wear my stuff! You all look very beautiful!

  • Greta Hallberg

    Kid you not, I look forward to Office Apropos every season. One problem: just took a job in Washington, DC. Pretty stuffy and conservative as far as dressing is concerned and most of these lewks would never fly. How do I do the Hill without looking like a librarian? Because that’s currently the vibe and also I sweat to death on my way to work for an added sartorial challenge. Team MR, please advise <3

  • Jessicaaaa

    Don’t know how I missed this many weeks ago. Have been hanging out for an office apropos, was getting grouchy, like, wheeeerreeee issss iiiiitttttt? Anyway, dammn girls. I’m in L O V E with Krista ?