No, You Don't Have to Break Up With Your Jeans for Work

While it's true we're in the business of style, we're equally as interested in the cool things our favorite women in cool clothes are up to. So when it comes to our workwear wardrobes, what better way to get inspired than by taking a look at the lives of some of fashion’s most successful women? That’s the idea behind our #hipowered series, in which we’ll be profiling chic women from every corner of our industry, from our own Who What Wear team to top Old Navy executives to leaders paving the way in creative startups.

Ever find yourself endlessly scrolling through your Instagram feed in search of workwear inspo on a Sunday night? Us too—seeing all of the women out there nailing power dressing makes getting ready for work on Mondays so much easier (and so much more fun). Two of our favorite accounts? We follow Mandana Dayani of Everything But the House and Christina Stembel of Farmgirl Flowers for work wardrobe ideas as well as career advice (the two are essentially #workgoals). These leaders in the creative space have nailed down how to look like a boss because, well, they are bosses.

You may recognize Dayani from her time working with Rachel Zoe, and you’ve likely ordered (or received) a beautiful bouquet of flowers from Farmgirl Flowers, and now it’s time to learn more about the two. We caught up with the entrepreneurs to talk about the careers they’ve chosen for themselves and how styling jeans for the workplace—whether you work in a traditional office or a flower shop—is A-OK as long as you follow certain styling guidelines. Consider yourself warned: You may be so inspired by these two that you might pick up a new career (along with some jeans) by the time we’re through. Find a comfy spot, and start reading.