Keep It Street
Between my affinity for swear words and my unwillingness to conform to what’s considered appropriate office attire, it might surprise you that I work for a prominent PR company in the heart of Liberty Village. After landing the gig just over two months ago, I scrambled to find a work-appropriate wardrobe that still captured my child-like demeanour. In the end, I failed horribly, arriving at the office day after day in dresses that left me feeling uncomfortable and self-conscious. But with a bit of ingenuity, I’ve discovered how to style my Thrasher Magazine T-shirt and Old Skool Vans trainers for work in a way that’s professional and won’t result in being sent home.
How To: Style Streetwear for the Office
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Tip #1: Find The Balance
All things in life require balance, and an outfit is no exception. My go-to rule: if you’re wearing something street, pair it with something chic. Here I’ve paired my Trasher Mag T-Shirt with these whimsical black culottes to give this look the professional touch it’s missing. Alternatively, in the past, I’ve also used a structured top to compliment and provide a polished finish to an outfit featuring a streetwear bottom or distressed denim for work.
Tip #2: Keep It Monochromatic
When it comes to work wear, nothing beats an all black ensemble. To keep this mix of street and chic harmonious and appealing, I’ve opted for a monochromatic colour scheme, right down to the socks. It might seem excessive to some, but simple monochromatic details like these help to elevate the overall look.
Tip #3: Throw on Some Specs
Not to sound ungrateful or anything, but not having an eye problem has seriously stunted my ability to pull off the studious look. But luckily, brands like BonLook have made it cool to wear frames without the prescription. I’ve been obsessed with this pair of black and white tortoise frames. Not only do they help me appear more intellectual, they feature the perfect hint of ‘sexy librarian’! Talk about a win-win.
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