This week, we talked to Janelle Lloyd, the founder of the interiors and style blog Wait You Need This. As the name suggests, Lloyd has enviable style — filled with this season’s most coveted pieces, like snakeskin knee-high boots and saffron-colored midi dresses. She spends her weeks shooting content, editing photos, and writing around New York. When she’s not working directly on her blog, she’s power-lunching or breakfasting with other editors and influencers. With the help of Bloomingdale’s, she showed us how she dresses for everything in her schedule.
During the week, I’m shooting content, editing photos, and attending events. But I do like to power-lunch or power-breakfast with other influencers and editors. Breezy midi dresses, like this one from Whistles, are one of my go-to silhouettes for daytime. The dress is basically your entire outfit, so it’s a no-brainer piece to slip on for an early-morning meeting. I like to choose ones that are very comfortable, so they’re perfect to take me through the rest of the day. All I need to add are accessories, like a pair of ankle boots and a classic bag.
I’ll typically have events during the week. I cut it off after three. My look doesn’t change drastically for evening; I just turn up the drama a bit by way of dark colors or statement earrings. I’m very into blazers and cropped silhouettes right now, so this Joie suit is everything. I styled it sans top for a sexy evening look, along with a pair of sharp, super-high heels — of course.
When I’m dressing for colder weather, it’s all about layers. I’ll throw oversized sweaters over my favorite midi dresses, layer a turtleneck under a summery slip, and add blazers and leather jackets over anything and everything. When it comes to coats, I prefer them long and belted with minimal hardware. This one goes with anything, and its texture makes it a bit more fun. I definitely have those go-to pieces that I’ll reach for again and again all week long: relaxed blazers, midi skirts and dresses, high-rise cropped denim in a straight or wide leg, peasant tops, black ankle boots, and chunky gold hoops. This is just one way to wear those key pieces.
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