Browsing Category : The Essentials

Rachel Zane White Shirt

How to Wear A White Shirt


A fresh look at a timeless staple [caption id="attachment_3850" align="aligncenter" width="350"] Image via USA Network[/caption] The white shirt is a building block to achieving 9-to-5 chic. However, it's easy to get into a style rut - for many of us, the white shirt/black pant is a safe (albeit, boring) outfit. Work in some accessories, and you can turn this staple into a…

The Essentials: Black Blazer


There is NOTHING a black blazer can't do [caption id="attachment_1728" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Eddie Bauer & BCBG Max Azria[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1731" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Diane von Fürstenberg & DKNY[/caption] The black blazer is a working woman's EVERYTHING. A simple garment in a go-with-anything color, it is an over-performer in all office dress codes. Throw a basic one over any work outfit to…

The Wrap Dress


Nearly 40 years ago, Diane von Fürstenberg created the wrap dress, one of the most iconic styles of women's clothing. Since bringing the dress back in favor in 1997, von Fürstenberg has expanded her fashion business into a full lifestyle brand, but the wrap dress remains her crowning achievement. [caption id="attachment_1609" align="alignleft" width="696"] Diane von Fürstenberg runway A/W '13. (Source: dvf.com)[/caption] The…

The Essentials: A Trench Coat


In The Essentials, we look at an item that is important to a functional work wardrobe. These pieces are true workhorses: they withstand trends, can serve as a foundation or a last, polished touch to outfits, and offer a better return on investment in cost-per-wear (if you buy the highest quality you can afford). [caption id="attachment_1327" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Source: Gentleman's…