The Industry Lookbook
May 10, 2023
Reading Time: 5 minutes
In our glittering Magic City, the boardroom might as well be our runway! How else are we going to keep things interesting? When it comes to dressing for work, the appropriate style can vary greatly depending on the industry you work in. Whether you’re in a start-up environment with co-workers on the daily grind or a luxe agency that expects you to wear next in fashion looks every day, the wardrobe you choose can make a significant difference in how you feel, and how you’re perceived by your colleagues and clients. To keep it real though…the only opinion that truly matters is your own. Still, we had a blast deep diving into some of today’s top styles by industry and hope you find inspiration in our latest lookbook.
For the communication catalysts and creative visionaries who keep life interesting and fun
In the comms industry, dressing professionally is a must, but so is keeping up with the latest trends. Classic yet figure-flattering pieces like tailored pants, miniskirts & dresses, and blouses are always a safe bet, but ‘60’s-inspired styles, pops of color, and trendy materials aren’t out of the question either. If you work with media (here’s looking at you, PR pros!), try to opt for neutral tones or solid prints… just in case you end up on air. And yes, it happens more than you’d think! If you’re in a more creative position, such as advertising, marketing, or graphic design, then the sky is the limit – and we highly recommend metallics this season! Always accessorize with a statement bag, timeless jewelry, or a pair of stylish yet comfortable shoes to complete your ensemble.
Ursa Wool Jacket with Shoulder Pads
Udela High-Rise Pants
Pearl Casual Nubuck Pump
Short Skirt with Stitched Pleats
Leather Tote Bag with Chain Jewelry
For those who live and breathe fashion above all else
Jobs in the fashion industry require a much more stylish approach when it comes to dressing for success. Think bold prints, statement pieces, and sleek silhouettes that are in line with the season’s hottest trends. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase your personal style and profess your love for fashion. Experiment with a mix of textures and patterns, and don’t be afraid to accessorize with bold jewelry or sky-high heels if you dare!
Eleanar, Cowl Neck Sleeveless Midi Slip Dress
100% Linen Suit Blazer
Linen Suit Trousers
Tia 85 Flareblock Slide
Soocon, Large Crosshatch Icon Bag
For those who have mastered the monetary realm with ease and help others do the same
In finance-centric roles, dressing conservatively has typically been the norm. Think classic pieces like suits, blouses, and classic pumps. Avoid anything too revealing and opt for neutral and understated colors when appropriate. Just remember, there’s still plenty of room to play in this subdued category! Experiment with tailoring, layering, and eye-catching accessories to create a look that won’t put the office to sleep.
Sharp-Shoulder Heavy Cotton Tank
MIA Wide-Leg Cropped Linen Pant
Belted Tuxedo Collar Blazer
Fluid High Waist pants
Le Pliage City Tote Bag, Large
For those who chart their own path in the world of innovation
In a start-up environment, dressing up is not always a requirement. Instead, a more relaxed and casual dress code is often the norm. Think of comfortable and stylish clothing like jeans, t-shirts, simple dresses, and sneakers. For a more polished look, opt for a blazer or a nice pair of flats/loafers to elevate your outfit. The tech industry is also known for its laid-back dress code. Comfort and practicality are key. Think hoodies, jeans, oversized layered looks, and sneakers or a nicer pair of sandals. However, it’s important to remember that first impressions still count, so avoid wearing anything too casual like gym clothes or flip-flops. Instead, opt for a more polished look like a button-down shirt or chinos.
Tee-Shirt 100% Cotton
Cotton Cap with Clover Logo
Igniting the Flames of Greatness
For those who empower fitness fanatics and help everyone unleash their inner athlete
A wellness coach or athlete’s wardrobe is all about function and comfort, while still maintaining a stylish and professional appearance. Breathable and moisture-wicking fabrics are essential to keeping you comfortable and dry during a training session, while fitted pieces like shorts or leggings paired with a complimentary top help to create a streamlined look. Opt for high-quality athletic wear from luxury fitness brands and accessorize with a stylish gym bag or a pair of brand-name sneakers. Keep in mind that you may need to transition from training with clients to meetings or running errands, so invest in versatile pieces that can easily be dressed up or down. A sleek bomber jacket or a stylish pair of joggers that can be paired with a blouse or a button-down shirt for a more professional look should do the trick.
Women’s Oversized Two-Tone Jacket
Women’s Perforated Effect Track Pants
Women's L003 Neo Sneakers
Jordan Flight, Women's Trucker Jacket
Jordan Chicago, Women's Pants
Jordan Women's Cropped Ribbed Polo
Dressing for work is not a one-size-fits-all approach. The industry you work in can greatly impact the style and tone of your outfit. By keeping these styles in mind, you can create a wardrobe that’s both professional and stylish, perfect for any time you clock in.
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