“What’s your style?” If you’re multitasking forever and always, then that’s probably not easily summarized in a couple words. And not because you don’t have a point of view, but because for the busiest among us, your “style” has to adapt constantly, depending on what metaphorical hat you’re wearing on a given day. (Just ask anyone who’s ever juggled a board meeting, an anniversary dinner, and a trip to the DMV within the span of a couple days or hours.) But for people with crammed calendars, fashion can actually help navigate these conflicting demands. And the four bold yet put-together ensembles from Ellen Tracy below prove it.
Compiled from the brand’s spring/summer collection, each outfit balances polish and playfulness. These looks are impactful, practical, and speak to your fashion-loving side as much as any other role you need to fill for the day. Thoughtful mentor, dedicated partner, skip-the-gym-and-catch-a-midday-movie goer — whatever the case may be.
For the Fifth-Meeting-of-the-Day Master
Owning that presentation in the boardroom can be as simple as perfecting a crisp trouser-and-cardigan-set combo. Add a sophisticated heel for polish, plus a few favorite pieces of jewelry to put your personal spin on a classic, take-command look.
For the After-Hours Queen
Drinks with your crew or a long-overdue dinner with your partner calls for an outfit that’s simple yet has punch. This figure-hugging dress in a take-notice shade is really a no-brainer.
For the Work-Hard, Play-Hard Weekend Traveler
Pack light when you can finally get away for a couple peaceful days. A printed jumpsuit is not only seasonally appropriate, but also an instant look. Simply finish it off with an easy heel for wandering around and a sleek, top-handle handbag.
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For the Brunch-to-Errands Acrobat
When one errand quickly turns into an entire day of running around, take an unexpected twist on a classic piece, like a pair of bright, tailored trousers. Make things even more special with a printed halter that can easily adapt to whatever spontaneous plans take shape.
All images courtesy of Ellen Tracy.
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