Brian bring back Asha Dahya again to talk Refinery 29s Interview Looks, Nasty Gal New Arrivals, and GQ’s Gift Ideas.
A dream job in a creative industry begins with a dream interview. And the dream interview? Well that begins with your outfit. You’ve got to feel as confident and cool as all that experience you’ve racked up on paper. So, we’ve come up with 10 outside-the-rack outfits that will ensure you make a lasting impression in all the right ways. From printed pants to unique suiting pieces, layered pastels to stripes and printed totes, these thoughtful ensembles are as original as the ideas you bring to the table. Whether you want to be a graphic designer, a tech start up master, or ahem, an editor at R29, here’s how to dress for the job you want — and quite possibly the job you’re gonna get!
Clockwise from left: Sergio Rossi Closed Toe Heel, $595, available at Shoescribe; House of Harlow Obsidian Feather Earring, $68, available at House of Harlow; White Stuff Sateen Chic Shirt, $60, available at House of Fraser; Merona Printed Trouser in Red, $24.99, available at Target; Reiss Angelina Blazer, $500, available at Reiss.
Clockwise from left: Manolo Blahnik BB Suede 115mm Pump, $550, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Jil Sander Long Sleeve Shirt, $660, available at The Corner; Dorothy Perkins Port Lace Tube Skirt, $30, available at Dorothy Perkins; Kaliko Grey Drop Bead Jumper, $110, available at House of Fraser; Nasty Gal Moonraker Bag, $60, available at Nasty Gal.
Clockwise from left: Henri Bendel The Waldorf Crystal Statement Necklace, $298, available at Henri Bendel; Monsoon Cassidy Jacket, $122, available at Monsoon; Marc by Marc Jacobs Marieka Silk Dress, $600, available at Coggles; Merona 3/4 Sleeve Knit To Woven Tee, $20, available at Target; Bite Luminous Creme Lipstick in Apricot, $24, available at Sephora; J.Crew High-Heel Booties, $450, available at J.Crew.
Clockwise from left: Topshop Premium Oversized Throw Coat, $240, available at Topshop; Reiss Hudson Pink Fit And Flare Collared Dress, $98, available at Reiss; Acne Lios Rib Sweater, $420, available at Acne; White House Black Market Goldstone Chandelier Earring, $38, available at White House Black Market; Lola Cruz Leather Fringe Pump, $104.32, available at FarFetch.
Clockwise from left: Nali Silver Statement Necklace, $21, available at ASOS; Chinese Laundry Gladly Ankle Bootie Heels, $124, available at Threadsence; Tory Burch Kai Skirt, $276, available at Tory Burch; Nic + Zoe Denim Drapey Shirt, $118, available at Nic + Zoe; Barbara Bui Blazer, $945, available at The Corner.
Well after your interview ladies, if you feel like getting a lightening up a little, and perhaps, getting a little nasty, then the first place you want to check out are these new arrivals at Nasty Gal.com. Sales rocketed 10,160% from 2008 to 2011, making Nasty Gal the fastest-growing company in Los Angeles and the fastest-growing retail company period, at least according to the Inc. 5000 list released this month. After securing a $9-million investment in January from Index Ventures, which has also backed Facebook and Etsy, Nasty Gal just scored an additional $40 million from the venture capital firm.
First we have:
This fun, fun, and even more fun number called the Helix Dress – Kisses It retails for $72.00
if you like peek-a-boos, you’ll love this: Grid Lines Faux Leather Dress, which goes for $98.00
And if you love a little throw back to the past, you’ll love this 80’s inspired neon, Finders Keepers Wait For Me Dress at $158.00
If neon is not your jam, check out this other fearless piece, Edge Of Eternity Maxi Dress It’s perfect for those warm summer nights, or basically year round here in LA, and it can be found for a reasonable: $128.00
And the striking trend of stark geometric black and white’s continues here at Nasty Gal as well, found here in this Bond Girl Dress for $58.00
We pick. You shop. Editor selections from our December issue available through online retailer, Mr Porter.com
Borsalino Trilby Hat
A felt trilby like this one is going to add some panache to any look, whether you’re headed into the office or to close the bar. What separates this Borsalino option from other toppers out there, though, is absolute quality and care with which it’s made, taking almost two months to be completed. The soft felt is water-repellent, something you’ll be happy about on rainy days, and features a subtle grosgrain band in the coolest color combo around—brown and blue.
NN.07 Polka Dot Oxford Shirt
Kendrick Lamar puts polka dots back on the must-have list in our December issue by showing off the circular pattern’s ability to breathe new life into your tailored clothing. The clean contrast of white and navy on this NN.07 shirt would play perfectly under a navy blazer and when paired with the right similarly patterned tie, in an appropirate smaller scale, would make the look an unquestionable homerun—just like Lamar’s year in the spotlight. $155
Marc by Marc Jacobs Pique Polo Shirt
A black polo is as essential a wardrobe staple as a white dress shirt, but nowadays they have the same purpose—to wear under a tailored jacket. The polo shirt isn’t relegated to just the summertime sidelines anymore, and the soft-collared pique knits, like this Marc by Marc Jacobs version, help dress down suits and sport coats in a clean, cool way. Just take a look at Justin Timberlake in the pages of our December issue if you need more proof. $100
Church’s Polished Loafers
The loafer’s prominent place in your footwear rotation doesn’t have to let up just because the temperature takes a dip. One of the easiest and most impactful ways to amp up your loafer game is with a bold-striped sock. Not only are the rib knits going to keep ankles warm in crisp weather, but the stripes add a graphic punch below the pant hem. And if you’re looking for a pair to slip those stripes into this season, look no further. These expertly crafted Church’s will keep you stepping in style for years and years, no matter what’s on your ankles. $555
Ray-Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses
We could start to list the many, many icons who helped put the Wayfarer silhouette on the style map, but all you really need to know about the Ray-Ban originals is that they look good on just about any face shape and instantly add some credible coolness to any look. The handsome tortoiseshell acetate frame brings some warmth to the rock-and-roller-approved sunglasses, so even a three-piece suit feels edgier when you put these on with it. $160