A Fashion Industry Veteran Who Wears Jumpsuits as Pants

After nearly a decade of working in the fashion industry, Adele Tetangco joined forces with tech start-up veteran Sunil Gowda to launch Garmentory, a Vancouver-based online retailer that helps emerging contemporary brands thrive online. In addition to giving small businesses a global platform, Garmentory is also super consumer-friendly in that it essentially allows you to “name your price,” sort of like a virtual marketplace. Cool, no? Tetangco has more than just entrepreneurial vision, though — she also has great style. Scroll down to read about her philosophy behind getting dressed and peep a week’s worth of outfits.

What do you think about when you get dressed in the morning? Do you start from the shoes and then work your way up, or clothes and then down?

I think about how many meetings I’m going to have in the day. Shoes are always the last thing I put on!

What’s one garment that never lets you down?

A crisp white blouse.

What item of clothing makes you feel most like yourself?

An oversize jacket. It makes any outfit look complete.

At what point in your life did you really start to come into your own in terms of personal style?

My early thirties.

How does working in fashion influence your daily style?

I’m constantly looking at different collections, and often find inspiration in the way my favorite stores style certain pieces.

Best song to get dressed to?

My go-to is “Cold War” by Cautious Clay.

Day 1

I always dress a little nicer when I’m headed into the office after a long stretch of working from home. It’s a nice change from my pajamas.

Day 2

This was a lazy day. I actually ended up wearing these sweatpants to sleep.

Day 3

Unis men’s indigo jacket, Scapes NY turtleneck, vintage 1930’s Men’s work pants from Shop Boswell — similar here, Maryam Nassir Zadeh pumps

The weather wasn’t as cold this morning, so I just wore a light jacket.

Day 4

My fave outfit. I’m still trying to figure out different ways to wear the shirt and pants (if not together).

Day 5

I like wearing jumpsuits as pants with blouses layered over them. It gives me plenty of room to eat whatever I want without having to suck in.

Day 6

I was shopping at One of a Few and ended up buying these pants.

Day 7

I love the shape of these Rachel Comey jeans; the fit is awesome.

Photos by Ryan Savella.

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  • Emily M

    I LOVE her style!! She has mastered wearing massive, comfortable, oversized everything without looking like a blob – which I’m still desperately trying to figure out!! *Taking notes*

    • Yes. Everything she is doing. Love!

    • For real! I’m about to copy ALL of these outfits.

  • Ash

    She has such great style!

  • Jessica Downing

    This is such a great example of personal style, I love it all!!

  • Modupe Oloruntoba

    Her ring is gorgeous. Like her style is fantastic yes, but the ring.

  • I love her day one look, and the pin and patch! YES!! So awesome! She’s also helped me further realize that when you wear things looser, you actually look less like a sausage! LOL

    Eva | http://www.shessobright.com

  • Chuck Norra

    Super nice! But I do have one question: how on earth does she pee wearing a shirt over a jumpsuit. Just imagining the amount of un/dressing per day makes me cringe:D

  • Jasmine

    day 2 is that the correct link for the pants? i need them in my life and the link image doesn’t look exactly the same

  • Samantha s

    I would LOVE to see how her style translates to warmer weather…I need HELP!

  • I just read this post and am now revamping my entire look as I sit in my anthropology class. I am so inspired omg HOW do I become this cool and effortless and comfy and confident!!!

  • Sarah Smith

    GAH. These were all too good. Especially #4. It’s cool to see someone on the shorter/petite size and how she styles herself too!