Welcome to Office Apropos Winter 2020! It’s the first Office Apropos of the decade and the second in our new publishing format, in which we share the outfits we wore to work one day at a time. Below are six outfits we wore to work on a wintery Monday.
And, great news! If you want to see what everyone below wore the Friday before, you can see right here! And if you want to know what everyone else in the office is wearing at the moment, scroll through the Office Apropos archives.
I woke up very tired today and felt generally unmotivated to get dressed. (It’s days like these that remind me of being in high school and wishing I could wear a uniform just so I didn’t have to decide.) At first I was hell-bent on wearing a pair of Esby jeans, but was having a mental block re: how to style them and everything I tried looked forced or uninteresting. In the end I bailed on the whole plan and just grabbed this Alex Mill jumpsuit. The coat, boots, and scarf were then added for emotional comfort. I don’t have much going on today aside from typing at a keyboard in a hunched over position so I think this will do the trick!!!!
I enjoy experimenting with clothing that is out of season. It’s like making french toast out of stale bread—sometimes it’s better when it’s “over.” I’m wearing Tibi suit shorts I got on $ale (I actually purchased them for the snow boot story that went up last week but they didn’t look quite right and I wore a snazzy skort instead, also Tibi). These are the greatest thigh-high boots I’ve ever owned and believe it or not, I’ve owned many. They’re from Zara last year and they stay up my thigh! By the way, I think they’re $20 right now on Zara.com?! Worn with my favorite unisex Naadam sweater and some basic everyday necklaces. I am happy to say that tomorrow I’ll be wearing sweatpants on a plane to Puerto Rico. BYE!
Guys! Look at me in a cute outfit that isn’t the equivalent of a Snuggie! I was feeling like I needed to get dressed, so I went balls to the wall! I literally have on 45 layers of clothing. Also, style hack, if you’re sick of your colored tights, get a pair of patterned stockings and layer them on top! Instant tights makeover!
I first wore this outfit with Converse to the Chiller Festival (lol), where I think it’s very safe to say I was the most demurely dressed person in attendance. I decided to swap out the sneakers for the MNZ ballet pumps on this day because I recently reorganized my shoes and remembered that I own them. Then I met a friend for dinner after work and when he saw me he sized me up and said I looked “professional” in a sort of quizzical way, which is something I’ll be mulling over for a while. Demure to the point of professional????? May be a step too far.
I wanted to put the “half-dressed” theory to the test on my own today. I knew I wanted to wear these Splits 59 leggings because I think my legs look good in them, and what reason do I have to lie to you? After that, I put on this really DRAMA button-down and a DRAMA blazer and DRAMA boots, but I looked in the mirror and felt like a maître d’. Then I put a sweater on over the button-down and felt too top heavy. As a last resort I reached for this sweater vest that you’ll probably recognize from Day 2. Life is like that though, isn’t it? I’m not embarrassed to be wearing a statement piece twice in the proximity of 2-3 days because… why else did I buy it?
Commemorative merch from bygone Olympic Games is one of my favorite eBay holes to fall into. The 1980 Lake Placid Winter Olympics has some of the best–Olympic Levis, Olympic Gilets, Olympic Beanies, Olympic Jackets–much of it featuring the charming mascot Roni the Raccoon. Also worth a look: the 1972 Sapporo Games. Citius, Altius, Fortius!