Office Style: Black is Back
Posted 441 days ago by Melissa Murphy
Office Style is going to be a new weekly series on Broke & Chic (check out last week’s post.) Learn how to be fashionable in the office. Melissa, who spends eight hours a day at SocialChorus, will be your style coach!
Black is Back
Working at a startup has its perks. Unlimited granola bars for one, but being able to dress to meet a CMO one day and platform developers the next is super cool! It gives me a chance to switch up my look, while still maintaining my personal style.
The easiest way to look sharp is Black. The LBD, black blazer, black bag, and black tights are all necessities. (Just don’t wear them all together!)
And remember to always have a black blazer in the office closet, because you never know when one of those casual days can get serious.
About the Author:
Melissa Murphy connects brands with influencers as Senior Manager of Influencer Activation and Collaboration at SocialChorus. Her campaigns with Fortune 500 companies like Tropicana, Intel and Toyota are awesome – she’s the ultimate PR turned social media maven. Murphy attended The Fashion Institute of Technology majoring in Marketing Communications, and was previously the Director of Communications for The Trump Grande Resort and Pop Artist Romero Britto. She loves meeting influencers (IRL), rocking a killer pair of heels, and a great party! Follow her on twitter @MelMurphytweets
My personal style includes a lot of basics, and I have a serious weakness for ankle boots and a great jacket. I’m willing to splurge on staples that can go with everything, and am a pro at finding designer goods at consignment shops. I’m a die hard classic rock fan, so I love clothes that can give a bit of a rocker edge, and have a collection of vintage band tees I wouldn’t trade for anything. My best style tip: when in doubt, I always wear all black, you never have to worry about being under or over dressed for any occasion!
- Leather Jacket: $300 Levi’s
- Waxed jeans: PacSun, $45
- Lucky Boots: $90 via Macy’s
- Sweater: $275 Etoile Isabel Marant
- Bag: $650 Alexander Wang
- Necklace: Findings.New York via AlwaysneverNY
- Double Zip Denim Jacket: $800 Rick Owens drkshdw//
Hillary Frazier (also known as Waffles Girl, Hillary Bankz), is a social media moderator at SocialChorus.She is also a blogger, and has served as an editor and content creator for Fashion Indie and Joonbug, and columnist at Cliche Magazine, Styleite, and theCelebrityCafe. She has also created select pieces for the Waffles Girls, most recently in a collaboration for Vitamin Water Canada.
When she isn’t blogging or searching for funny videos on YouTube, she designs jewelry under the name Findings.NewYork, that is sold at AlwaysNeverNY (and currently is purchasable by request via email!).
What do you think of Melissa and Hillary’s great style? Let us know in the comments below.
About the Photographer:
Marcus Cooper is a Moderation and Implementation Coordinator at Social Chorus. He’s the man behind the computer, assuring social media success for some big name brands. He’s a recent graduate from University of Tampa where he studied Advertising, Marketing and Digital Production.
His true passion, though, is photography, which he began in recent years after a life changing trek across Europe. His photos display his raw and understated talent and fine tuned eye for all things beautiful in life. Aside from social media and photography, Marcus loves traversing the city and discovering all it has to offer and he’s always looking for new and interesting people to meet.