This Is How to Create the Perfect Work Wardrobe

Spoiler alert: Comfort is key.

For Kathyrn Condon, a junior strategist at Brand Bureau—a hospitality, design, and strategy firm in New York City—having plenty of comfortable and practical staple pieces in her closet is essential. “While I want to look good and feel good at work, I don’t want to be fiddling with my clothes or be in an uncomfortable pair of shoes that don’t make me feel like my best self,” she says.

That’s why nailing down a shoe that’s as sturdy as it is fashionable is so important for Condon. Take the Joan of Arctic Wedge II Chelsea Boot, for example. They’re the kind of shoes that the California native—whose personal style lands “somewhere between a little preppy, a little bit California-cool, and a little bit practical”—can easily fit into her work wardrobe.

Condon says that being in a client-facing industry, dressing the part is about “putting our best foot forward and looking professional, but also creative and cool, like the creatives we are.”

So what does that look like in practice? Check out Condon’s styling tricks for filling your closet with items that you’ll feel comfortable and stylish in at work.

Invest in Blazers. Lots of Them.

“I’m all about outerwear,” Condon says. “Being in New York, [my wardrobe] revolves around a set of really great investment staple outerwear pieces.” You’ll often find Condon in a white tee and jeans with a blazer on top to dress it up. Then, when meeting friends after work for drinks, she can easily ditch the blazer for a more casual look.

A blazer works with many types of footwear, too, and choosing the right pair of shoes is essential for Condon, who walks all over the Lower East Side. “What I wear to work needs to be super functional,” she says. The Sorel boots are an ideal choice—they’re chic enough to be paired with the blazer, but comfortable enough to get Condon from work to the wine bar afterwards.

Sorel boots; L’Agence blazerJungmaven topLevi’s jeansLuz Ortiz ringLegier ringAmanda Pearl ringsMaslo Jewelry earringsEnki sunglasses

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The Best Summer Hats to Shop Even If You’re Not a “Hat Person”

The styles for this season are so cute.

If you haven’t found a hat you’d be willing to smush in your suitcase, you’ve probably never come across one you truly love. We’re on a mission to make this happen for you. Once you find your favorite style, it will become your go-to accessory and your skin will thank you. We rounded up the best options on the market right now, from visors to baseball caps to bucket hats, as the headpieces for spring/summer 2020 are looking colorful and practical. Whatever you have planned for the next few months, whether it be weekend trips to the beach or picnicking in the park, don’t forget to grab your trusty hat before you head out that door.


Take a look at the gallery showcasing all the summer hats:



How to Dress Like a Boss for Every Part of Your Day

It begins with shoes that get you where you need to be.

Everyone knows it’s important to look the part when you walk into the office, but there’s something to be said about a woman who exudes that confident style in every aspect of her life—from morning to night.

One of the most crucial aspects of dressing like a boss? Having shoes that are equal parts functional and fashionable to get you all the places you need to be on any given day.

Whether you’re getting fresh air in the morning before a big presentation, walking into an important meeting in your office, or stepping into a bar for happy hour, there’s a pair of SORELs that are perfect for the occasion.

Check out the video and see how three different pairs of Sorel shoes can take you throughout your day.