Fashion editors may have a flair for the creative, but we too sit in offices, cubicles, and cafés to get our work done. And while some may believe that we spend the day in head-to-toe designer outfits, it simply isn't true. So what do we really wear to the office? We rounded up photos of a few of our favorite New York editors showing off what they wear when they're on the clock. Each outfit has a touch of polish but feels fashion-forward too. Clearly, these women have mastered the art of 9-to-5 dressing.
Read on to check out their looks, and shop pieces inspired by their style!
On Eva Chen: Topshop top; Whistles Wrap Leather Skirt ($530); Birkenstock sandals.
Eva made a casual-cool T-shirt and sandals work-appropriate by pairing them with a calf-length leather wrap skirt.
On Jenny Walton: Vintage top and skirt; Prada heels.
If your office is a more creative space, take a cue from Walton and try mixing bold colors with metallics. To make this appropriate for a more traditional setting, try swapping the silver skirt for a black pencil style instead.
On Joanna Hillman: Adidas Superstar Sneakers ($80)
If you're dressing for a low-key day at work, try the classic combination of a striped button-down under a fitted sweater. Finish off with skinny jeans and sneakers for a polished but still laid-back look.
On Laura Brown: Misha Nonoo Georgette Connie Skirt ($495)
A statement skirt is an ideal piece for pairing with the basics. You can style it with a button-down, a tee, or even an off-the-shoulder top in the right setting.
On Laurel Pantin: Gap jeans.
To give a pair of skinny jeans an extra dose of polish, style them with a statement-making pair of heels and a sleek blazer.
On Maria Dueñas Jacobs: Wolford top; Oscar de la Renta skirt; Nancy Gonzalez bag; Gianvito Rossi heels.
Dressing in black and white doesn't have to be boring. A bold belt and textured fabrics help give a monochromatic outfit extra oomph.
On Nikki Ogunnaike: Gap top; Marissa Webb skirt.
Structured pieces like a fitted button-down and A-line skirt are polished enough for even the most conservative office.
On Nicole Kliest: Vintage scarf; Michael Kors shirt; COS pants; Maison Margiela shoes.
To stand out from the cubicle crowd, wear one color (or shade) from head to toe.
On Ruthie Friedlander: Brooks Brothers blazer; Ralph Lauren dress; Gucci loafers.
A summery party dress can work for the office, too; the key is adding dressed-up touches like a structured jacket and polished loafers.