Photo:Original Illustration by Mira Thekdi
Nothing signals the end of summer like a packed subway car on a Monday morning. The season of being out East, abroad, or anywhere else with a beach is officially over, and New Yorkers are back to their office commutes. Being smashed against strangers on the train is the perfect opportunity to scope out what people are wearing, and so far, I like what I'm seeing. Aside from the finance bros and their uniform, I've spotted some great lady jackets, button-downs, ballet flats, and new knits for fall. The vibe is definitely leaning more casual these days, but in a relaxed, effortlessly cool way. On a mission to re-create these looks while sticking to my personal budget, I found every item I wanted for under $150 each. Below, you'll be able to shop these finds and a few beauty bonuses to throw in your work bag. If we're going to be heading back into the office, we might as well do it in style. Keep scrolling to shop my picks.
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