Alexandra Gurvitch, market editor – As much as I have been striving for a bit of change from my quarantine wardrobe of loungewear I am still leaning towards my mainstay of minimal pieces in shades of black. This Totême shirt’s proportions are an adventurous addition to my black shirting collection.
Madeline Fass, associate market editor – As much as I have learned to understand the perks and positives of a simplified and pared back wardrobe since I’ve been home, I imagine myself reaching for more exciting, smile-inducing pieces in statement prints and playful colors when the time comes for re-emergence. After keeping basic black sweatsuits, solid sweaters, and plain white tees in rotation while WFH, this groovy, ’70s designed button up seems just right for a celebration of going out once again.
Denim for the Office vs. Work Trouser
Brooke Bobb, senior fashion news writer – I blame the jeans to pants ratio currently in my closet on Catholic school dress codes. In high school we didn’t have a uniform, but we did have strict rules: no skirts above the bottom of the knee cap, socks must be visible, polo shirts are required and must be tucked in, and no jeans. For four years I was forced to wear ill-fitting black slacks from Guess and Abercrombie and I think it scarred me for life. Thus, I’ve always gravitated more towards jeans rather than trousers. To me, even in adulthood, jeans represent a kind of sartorial freedom. That’s not to say I don’t appreciate a beautifully tailored pair of pants, especially a classic cut. But to me, there is nothing better, more comforting, or cooler than a great pair of jeans—dress codes be damned.
Rachel Besser, market editor – The path to finding the perfect pair of jeans can be arduous, as the fit is so personal. A pair of jeans that are smart and elegant on one person can look the exact opposite on another. Trousers, on the other hand, are more inclusive—especially in oversized silhouettes. While I do love jeans, I’ve skewed towards trousers for as long as I can remember. Even in isolation, I have swapped my sweats for trousers on days where I need an extra push. Wearing “work pants” helps me feel like I’m actually going into work, even if my coworkers can only see what I’m wearing from the waist up. Plus, a loose pair of trousers are nearly as comfortable as sweats (jeans could never), so it’s a win-win.
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