Ever wonder what it’s like working in fashion in New York City? From constant photoshoots to Fashion Week, it’s hard to imagine the job being anything but blissful. While it IS glorious being surrounded by beautiful clothes 24/7 (we should know!), there’s no denying the job is hard work. The unpredictable, fast-paced nature of the industry constantly keeps women on their toes, especially when it comes to dressing for work.
Perhaps the biggest challenge fashion girls face is cultivating a personal style that’s comfy, chic and sophisticated — a conundrum most women struggle with, no matter their industry. To get inspired to play with your own wardrobe in a way that’s both functional and fashionable, peer into world of Kelsey Price. As a social media manager at a major fashion brand, her style has to seriously multi-task. See how she pulls off a week of polished outfits with 3 pieces.
SHOP: JACKET, REBECCA MINKOFF; BAG, CLARE V., BLOUSE, JOIE
Kelsey’s week was jam-packed with a mix of work and play. Staying true to her minimalist, yet trend-oriented personal style, Kelsey chose three different pieces that could add a fun pop to any look. She gravitated towards items that could make a statement in the office, but still transition for happy hour. See a breakdown of how she styled the pieces below.
Monday: A Jam-Packed Day of Meetings and Post-Work Drinks
To start off the week, Kelsey paired the Clare V. handbag with a laid back denim look and comfy leather slides. Given the casual-nature of her office’s dress code, this easygoing look was a no brainer for a hectic Monday: “I work for a brand that has a very modern, minimalist and elevated aesthetic… This look fits the mold. I love the lace-up detailing on this top.” The best part of this ensemble? How easy it is to spice up for happy hour. Kelsey had drink plans after her 9-5, so she refreshed the outfit with a dark lip and pair of kitten heels before leaving the office.
Tuesday: Running Around the City for New York Fashion Week
When it’s Fashion Week, you have to be ready for anything, which is why Kelsey chose to take on the chaotic event with the adaptable Rebecca Minkoff bomber. “It has a fashion-forward, cool vibe, but it’s not too over the top and in your face.” Her favorite pair of boyfriend jeans put the cherry on top of the sportswear-inspired look and helped her stay cozy during the long day of romping around the city to see the shows.
Wednesday: Meeting Her Boss Over Coffee
This week, Kelsey had a touch base with her boss on the calendar. To mix things up, Kelsey scheduled the meeting at a local coffee shop to keep the conversation relaxed. (Ever feel meetings are more intense in the office?!) Anticipating this important check-in with her boss, Kelsey dressed in a sleek black dress, a pair of fashion sneakers and the Rebecca Minkoff bomber. This look read put together and confident.
Thursday: Attending an Industry Event in Williamsburg
As a social media editor, Kelsey often gets invited to industry events. This time she headed to Brooklyn for a new store opening. For the occasion, she kept it sophisticated, yet straightforward, as she had to leave directly from work to make it on time. The simple oxford and leather mini skirt combo gave her the freedom to amp things up with a statement bag, like her Clare V rental, for a trendy twist. Before arriving, Kelsey applied a bold red lip in the cab to transition the look for nighttime.
Friday: A Bumble Date in SoHo
Kelsey kicked off the weekend in a romantic look with a 70s flair. Instead of sticking to her go-to black and white staples, she chose to lighten it up with a more feminine feel: “For a Bumble date in SoHo, I tucked this Joie blouse into my favorite denim culottes. It says I’m interested without trying too hard.” Kelsey smartly finished the look with nude block heels for a modern, cool girl vibe.
Inspired by Kelsey’s 1 Girl, 3 Pieces, 5 Days challenge? Try updating your own wardrobe by mixing in 3 new pieces from RTR Unlimited. Share your story upgrading your look on Instagram by tagging #thanksitsRTR. For more motivation to shake up your style, check out how this lawyer dressed for a board meeting, a gallery opening and a lunch with her mentor with 2 dresses and a leather jacket.
PHOTOS COURTESY OF KELSEY PRICE