We’re going to let you in on a little secret: you really only need a few easy pieces to create beautifully modern looks perfect for any work setting. This season we’re loving the balance of professional edge and feminine details featured in our latest lookbook, Modern Mood. Toni Mills, Fashion Writer & Editor for The RealReal, is revealing her foolproof formulas for pulling together quick yet flawless outfits for the office, which all revolve around the wonderful fact that staying sharp and cozy is simple when you choose the right shapes and fabrics.
“An oversize trench coat works with every look and adds instant polish. These satin pants are the perfect loungewear-disguised-as-workwear piece to keep you cozy while adding a cool textural element. White shoes are a standout right now and nothing is easier than a slip-on flat.”
“Make florals feel current by wearing them in an unconventional way with masculine touches like this blazer. A heritage blazer is a must-have for spring, and this check style is so of-the-moment. This is a great transitional outfit that will take you all the way to fall. Slides also make for a really easy, comfortable work shoe.”
“Being minimal has never been so fun! A white top with an interesting statement or sleeve detail is much better than a boring blouse. This wide leg pant is an elevated work option that’s comfortable and plays with proportions, plus there are so many different ways to style them. Hoop earring are such a classic and it’s nice to see them making a strong comeback.”
“This season I’m looking for pinstripes, embroidery and asymmetrical hems. It’s nice to have alternatives to the plain work shirt and this Suno top really twists an old classic. Midi length skirts are not only super appropriate for work but they feel luxe and put together, so at least you’ll look like you have it all organized at work! I love the pearl embellishments on these Gucci boots, and the bright pop of red is a fun update to an otherwise serious shoe.”
“Anyone who commutes everyday knows you have a lot of things to haul around. I like to keep two great bag options on hand, one roomier bag I can throw everything in and a chic smaller bag for when I get pulled out for lunch midday or go out for drinks after. I love that these iconic bags have been updated with vibrant candy colors that feel very fresh for spring. I love the asymmetrical detailing on this J.W. Anderson shirtdress; it’s the perfect staple for the office and can be instantly dressed up with a pair of amazing statement earrings when I have plans after work.”